Our Founder in Kenya – 2022

Sunday 29 May 2022

It’s never easy to take holiday time off for entrepreneurs and small business owners. As the owner and founder of ‘For Men To Talk’, my work doesn’t stop. I don’t simply turn up and host group meetings. There is marketing, design, social media posts, website updates to name but a few. Most of today, instead of joining the volunteers at church or Mengengai Crater I’ve been working on what is needed for the company. Absolutely I would have love to attend those places, but I have a commitment to ‘For Men To Talk’, myself and more importantly, the men who attend those group meetings. It’s a sacrifice that I have to take to fulfil my role.

When my work was finished for the day, I joined a few of the volunteers at a local wholesalers, where they were looking at school supplies, such as pencil and paper. After walking up and down the aisles, I saw plastic cups. West End Academy have very little cups, certainly not enough for every child. 

From learning about mental health over the last couple of years, I know how vital it is for children to have food and drink available, it helps with their learning. At just £10 for 100 cups, I didn’t hesitate to take up the opportunity to buy them for the school. I can’t wait to give them to the children tomorrow.