The New Dawn Foundation Africa
Countries: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Nigeria, United Arab Emirates
SDGs: Quality Education, Gender Equality, Reduced Inequality
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Viola Nafula is a philanthropist, human rights activists, gender equality advocate and a humanitarian. She is the founder of The New Dawn Foundation, a non-profit organization aimed at serving the society, by reaching to the youth (especially young girls) and children living in poor and remote areas of Kenya, to empower them through education, vocational skills training, and mentorship programs that would help experience better living.
Part of Viola,s focus is helping teenage mothers enroll back to school, teach them entrepreneurship skills to become self-employed and earn a living to support their newborn. She enrolls the children to school and monitors their progress. Viola puts efforts and emphasis on raising funds to support their health because she believes that “Health is Wealth”. She is keen to fight for the rights of young girls who are victims of rape in Kenya, to ensure that the culprits do not go unpunished as per the law and that the victims are well attended to. This has helped reduce the number of rape cases and teenage pregnancies in the areas she has been working in.
Viola is a motivational and public speaker who organizes or attends events, community seminars, schools, colleges and universities to speak to young people on developing themselves, valuing their education and nurturing their dreams. She has mentored several youths to develop their social ventures early enough by using what resources available around them.