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Rose Thuku


Bold Question; What if education, training and/or skill empowerment was the key to reducing recidivism among incarcerated individuals in Kenya?

Path to Metis: My journey and passion in supporting communities is built from my drive in servant hood leadership. I am a product of constant training, mentorship, guidance, leadership grounded by my parents and teachers and mentors. With training from fellowships like Young Africa Leadership Initiative (YALI-RLCEA), I am currently sharing my skills and knowledge in Nafisika Trust where i serve as the Director. An organization redefining rehabilitation, reintegration and transformation measures in the lives of incarcerated individuals and prison officers.

When I heard of the opportunities, struggles and gaps in prison from our Founder Vickie Wambura’s experience my heart was drawn to be part of the solution based models adopted in prison. In 2017, my journey started in Dagoretti Rehabilitation Center for girls as an entrepreneurship volunteer to managing and leading projects from 2019 in adults’ prisons like Thika Women's Prison, Busia Women's Prison and Wundanyi Women's Prison among others. In 2020, I pioneered Virtual Training programs in prisons as an alternative to physical training which was halted until the pandemic was controlled.

With a well-established experience and expertise in strategic management, design thinking, project management, resource mobilization, digital and economic empowerment and leadership, I have been involved in designing and implementing various economic and social based programs to reach out to different community groups. These groups entail young mothers, teenagers and youths, incarcerated individuals and prison officers in Kenya. Through corporate and government relationship building, community and faith based organizations collaborations, these projects have been successful.

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