TRINA NJOROGE WINNER FACE OF KENYA USA 2015- BRAND AMBASSADOR
FUNDS RAISED - $7,505
FUNDS SATUS: DELIVERED TO ANGELS FORGOTTEN. ELBURGON, KENYA.
My name is Trina Wambui Njoroge. I was born and raised in Bakersfield California; I'm currently a freshman pursuing a degree in Biology. Being a Kenyan American, and having studied in Kenya for one year at Mt. Kenya Academy, I have followed and observed the Kenyan culture closely and that has kept me connected to my roots.
When I heard about the FACE of Kenya USA pageant contest, I saw a perfect opportunity for me to give back to the country my parents and I love dearly.
As our Kenyan anthem says and I quote," May we dwell in unity, peace and liberty plenty be found within our borders" I always pray that we achieve and maintain peace and liberty and find ways and means to fight hunger and poverty in the country. Growing up in the United States, I've always felt a need to do something meaningful in our country ‘Kenya” and I think I have just found the way do that. Thank you to Face of Kenya USA.
My Charity is known as “Angels Forgotten”. based in Elburgon Kenya.
NJERI MAINA - SECOND RUNNER UP AND CHARITY PATRON
I am Njeri Maina and I love modelling . I'm in school working toward my nursing career so that I can help children. My fundraiser is Batian school for less fortunate children. I love Kenya because it is such a beautiful country with beautiful people. I was compelled to do the Face of Kenya because I wanted to be able to show my pride in my birthplace and do something positive for my people.
I love Kenya because it is such a beautiful country with beautiful people. I was compelled to do the Face of Kenya because I wanted to be able to show my pride in my birthplace and do something positive for my people.
KABI NYOIKE - FIRST RUNNER UP AND COMMUNITY CHAMPION
I applaud Face of Kenya USA 2015 for giving me an opportunity to support my charity of choice: The Safari Simbaz Cycling Trust
Kabi won due to her audience engagement and her presentation on the event night.
KELLY WAIRIMU DAVIS FACE OF KENYA USA
Diana Muhoro is the new Faceofkenya USA 2018 . The crowning took place in Anaheim California where the Faceofkenya Annual event was held.
1st & 2nd Runners up
Mercy Mburu and Risper Ondijo took the 2nd and third place respectively . Faceofkenya is not a beauty or a fashion show as many might want to relate . Its a platform that was created with a common goal of allowing young Kenyans to give back to their motherland and the same time build a community cohesion within the Kenyans in the diaspora . Its a project where you Kenyans are mentored to become the best leaders of the future .
President and Founder
The platform was founded by Mrs Janet Wainaina in 2012 and has been very instrumental in helping the less privileged back in Kenya through the Charity of Choice program . We target already established charities working in Kenya chosen by the contestants themselves . We then write to them to allow us fundraise for a needy course in the charity . We of late found theres is needs in institutions like hospitals and schools .
About the Winner
Diana is a young female Montessori teacher based in Texas full of faith, passion and zeal. Being a Kenyan American causes me to remain passionate about my beautiful mother land and stay connected to my roots. For more than 10 years, I’ve had the honor and privilege of working with the young people. I’ve passionately served as an advocate for those who are underserved in St. Louis, Kansas, Texas, California, New Jersey, New York and my beautiful country Kenya. I’ve also had the opportunity to serve with AmeriCorps in helping rebuild communities in Brooklyn, a Youth Director in the NJ local chapter for the Kenyan Christian Fellowship Kenyan Community, Refill Ministries, the Kenya Diaspora Community, and also volunteered with Charity; Water helping provide clean water and build wells across the nations. When I am not teaching or volunteering, you’ll find me emerged in the arts of writing, acting, singing, dancing and cooking among many other passions. Am humbled and honored that I still get to represent my beautiful country in my everyday life while still exercising the act of service through my non-profit organization; Abandon No One (ANO). My mission has always been to Educate, Empower & Elevate all people across the different cultures through the education and the arts.
Serving is and will always be part of me. This year I am honored and humbled to be part of this great platform which embodies the true meaning of giving back and building each other. I'll get to serve hand in hand with a non-profit organization that’s very dear to my heart. I have partnered up with Mama Mary ;founder of Gladways Center School. She has rescued abandoned children and children who have been mistreated and abused. Many of these children are coming from homes that are stricken with HIV. Others are raised by single parents or come from jobless homes where food is scarce..