Next up in our Take Ten series: Racheal Kizza!
1. Who is Racheal Kizza?
I am a budding entrepreneur with a passion for youth work and fashion. I am a Co-Director of Keezal (a mobile clothing business) and a full time project co-coordinator at Kyusa, a nonprofit organization that exists to solve the issue of youth unemployment in rural and urban slums. I am also a youth leader in different forums, blogger, mentor, public speaker, writer, facilitator and trainer, as well as a founding director of the Christian Women Entrepreneurs Network (CWEN), a platform that brings together Christian women in business to connect, create and collaborate. I serve as the Executive Board Secretary for CWEN.
2. What is your occupation ?
I am a social worker and currently work as a program coordinator with an NGO called Kyusa, which exists to solve the problem of youth unemployment in rural and urban areas.
I am currently doing a job that I love and I am excited to go to work each waking day. I am passionate about youth work and Kyusa allows me nurture that passion to help youth reach their full potential.
4. What will that be?
5. How did you hear about Teakisi?
I heard about Teakisi from a former member and friend, Acom Victoria.
6. What does Teakisi mean to you?
It’s a forum for African women to tell their stories in a creative way.
7. Where do you see yourself in five years?
I plan to be an author and contributing writer, owner of my own clothing and jewelry line, speaker, trainer, philanthropist and media personality.
8. Name three things you can’t do without?
• Phone, because I can do pretty much anything with it; read, write, connect with people, read my bible, be informed etc.
The plight of the girl child regarding education, which is a basic right but. There are still glitches in the education sector and I strongly believe education opens unfathomable doors for girls to be who they dream of being.
10. Name five African women who inspire you?
-Winnie Byanyima, a Ugandan who is the executive director of Oxfam International.
-Fadumo Dayib, Somalia’s first female presidential candidate.
-Nancy Kacungira, a tv and media personality.
-Linda Ikeji, one of the highest paid bloggers in Nigeria.
-Noeline Kirabo, who has dedicated her life to empower youth in rural and urban slums.