Alice Awinja

Director, Amazing Grace Center Kenya CBO

Bold Question: What if all rural girls were supported to realize their aspirations and change their vulnerable situations?


Path to Metis: Growing up in a rural area, Alice envisioned a community full of successful happy men and women with great accomplishments and increased access to social, technological and financial resources for all. On the contrary, She has seen vulnerable women and girls living in poverty face a lot of socioeconomic challenges with inadequate social amenities and lack of platforms of support exposure to opportunities for personal growth.


In her work experience as a community development and health promotion professional, Alice has worked with national and international NGO’s to address issues related but not limited to economic empowerment, sexual reproductive health rights and gender based violence. She has gained leadership, community and resource mobilization skills and was convinced that founding a Community based organization is the platform to support vulnerable girls and women in the rural areas of Vihiga County. She founded Amazing Grace Center Kenya (AGCK) Community based organization to raise healthy, self-motivated, and independent young adults to realize their aspirations and lead meaningful and productive lives.


She is committed to investing in infrastructure and global partnerships that provide a platform for adolescents and young adults to be guided, empowered and nurtured in being leaders of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) innovation.


Since it’s inception in 2016, Amazing Grace center has committed to the education of 12 girls and 4 boys through secondary school, has reached over 100 mentees with life skills mentorship sessions, conducted holiday tuition program focusing on science subjects, feeding programs through our smart agribusiness project and partnered with a number of organizations. She employs innovative and participatory development strategies in self- awareness-building, life skills development, economic empowerment, and community outreach programs that transform lives and promote improved health and socioeconomic well being especially for young vulnerable girls and women in Vihiga Kenya.


Though a design thinking problem solving approach, immediate needs are addressed to find long term solutions to fight poverty problems affecting our community. Alice believes that youth resource center is essential to help adolescents and young adults develop their full potential and attain the best possible health in the transition to adulthood.


“The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change”


More about Alice:

https://www.facebook.com/gracecenterkenya

https://www.instagram.com/amazinggracecenter, https://www.amazinggracekenya.org

Alice Awinja