THE WAJIBU ACTION GROUP
WHO, WHAT, WHERE, HOW????
WHO: We are a group of young adults who have formed a relationship with Wajibu because we believe in its purpose. Wajibu in turn believes in us, and cares to hear from us despite the fact that we live in a society which does not put all that much stock by the opinions of the youth. The editor, G. Wakuraya Wanjohi made this observation in one of her past editorials. She also noted that the longing for change, for a better tomorrow, is especially strong among the young people, those who have most to gain from a change for the better in the next century.1
Initially, the action group comprised the winners of an essay organized by Wajibu in 1999 about a vision for Kenya in the 21st century. However we have now grown to include other young people who have come to know and share in Wajibu's vision.
WHAT: What we are doing and what we hope to do or achieve in the near future is to help Wajibu to accomplish its purpose. We have a number of great ideas that we want to translate into action for action is what we are all about, and all this is geared towards the betterment of the journal. One of the main activities we have been working on is the Wajibu debate on Poverty Alleviation, that is scheduled to take place on June 29th at 6.00 p.m. at Ufungamano House.
WHERE: Since we all come from different places and institutions, with different roles and responsibilities, we have to come together somehow every now and then. We keep close contact with one another and we convene at times and places that are convenient to us all and as often as the activity we are carrying out demands.
HOW: Ah yes! Whenever people want to do something, the question of resources will always arise. Well, all I can say is that the greatest resource available to a person is the strength in them. Our strength is in our creativity, knowledge, talents, experience, time, and energy, and we translate this strength into action. That's how we do it.
For all those young people out there who feel that they can fit into this, you are very welcome to jump on our bandwagon.
Mokeira Masita Wajibu Action Group 1. Wajibu Volume 14 No. 4 (1999).
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