October 20, 2019

Five Kenyans picked for British Council leadership initiative

Five Kenyans are among the 50 global finalists who have been picked for the inaugural Future Leaders Connect initiative by the British Council.

Tim Kipchumba, Lucy Radoli, Victoria Mwirichia, Simon Wanda and Simon Ndirangu will have the opportunity to engage with public figures in the UK and tell in their own words just how they plan to address global challenges.

They will also share their personal vision in presence of a public audience.

According to Business Daily, the five will have their lives best moment as they get to discuss major global policy issues in the Houses of Parliament, engage with inspiring leaders, visit some of the UK’s leading global institutions and collaborate to produce innovative policy recommendations.

Country Director, British Council, Tony Reilly said the initiative is part of UK’s plan to change the lives of future generations by ensuring there are sound global policies in place to drive the agenda.

“The initiative is part of the British Council’s commitment to better life for future generation through sound global policies,” he said.

It targets youths aged between 18 and 35 years. The lot is at the entry or mid-level career.

About 2,200 Kenyans applied.

The aim of the initiative is to produce a breed of young leaders who have outstanding leadership and policy making skills which can change the lives of future generations.