What is Straight Talk TV?
Straight Talk TV is still cooking but Straight Talk radio is on. We share it on Facebook page after every edition through Cloud Sound radio station and it has so many ‘likes’. We also have the newspaper, which we distribute to schools with Straight Talk clubs. Our last edition was given out during the Kenya Secondary School Heads Association meeting.
How does a young person get involved in your programmes?
Anyone who wishes to join our programmes is free to do so. We keep track of our youths and talents and promote them. We also have Vijana Move (Motivating Our Own for Vital Engagement), Kubadili Kenya (V ‘Move’ KK), a project to get young people to pledge to become solution providers starting with the upcoming elections. We expect them to face problems head on and propose solutions.
How do you juggle between your current job and Straight Talk?
I’m currently employed by Africa Youth Trust whose mandate is to spearhead a Youth Led Development (YLD) model in Kenya with a view of later replicating the same in other African countries.
I work full-time since we have employed someone to do the work at Straight Talk Foundation.
Did you always want to help young people?
I have a passion for the youth and I have been supportive. I have worked with them in many projects. I am also working towards supporting the children, women and youth with an on-going Unicef project.
What words of encouragement do you have to the young people out there?
Don’t wait for someone to do what you can do. Go for it and be assured help will come your way.