Aggrey

Name: Aggrey
Where do you live? I live in Kasarani, Nairobi
What do you do?

I work as a Program Coordinator in charge of the Program Against Child Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation in Kenya

How did you get this industry?

I found myself designing interventions that are aimed at protecting children against abuses and neglect way back from the days I was in high school. I therefore took the same career path in my adulthood.

What inspires you?

I was born in the third largest slum in Kenya known as Korogocho. As I grew up, I saw how children got abused and neglected due to various reasons. I therefore grew up with the dream of one day playing a role in protecting children from abuses and neglect.

What is your life philosophy?

Protecting children is protecting the nation since they are the generation that will sustain the Kenyan nation when we are long gone.

Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?

I see myself managing multi sectoral child protection programs across various nation.

What life lesson would you like to share?

As someone who grew up in the slums where child related abuses are rampant, am a strong believer that children, once again an opportunity to get quality education, and are provided by the necessary support that protects them from abuses, can become productive citizens that will protect Kenya’s future generation.

Any stories/statements you would like to share from your experience/s in working with the Child Trafficking program with Missions of Hope?

Child trafficking manifests itself in various forms within the country and requires concerted efforts from various stakeholders such as Mission of Hope that has been working with ANPPCAN to identify victims of child trafficking. The victims are then admitted back to school, depending on the level of schooling they were prior to being trafficked. Partnership with more individuals, no matter how small it is will go a long way in sustaining these children in school so that they don’t get re-trafficked.

 

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