Faith Manthi

Faith Manthi is a leader, a social-entrepreneur and Youth advocate. She is passionate about socio-entrepreneurship, leadership and youth empowerment initiatives, and as such, she has helped create positive change in her community. She founded HASPEG Kenya, where she has empowered 1,200 Youths and women on livelihoods and economic empowerment, and to help them identify and achieve their own development initiatives in the society in a sustainable way.

She is the Vice Chairperson, Partnership and Resources for the Commonwealth Youth Council, the official representative voice of the more than 1.2 billion young people of the Commonwealth. It provides an informed, united voice for young people, and facilitates and supports youth-led action. Commonwealth Youth Council was endorsed by Commonwealth Heads of Government in Sri-Lanka, 2013, and operates as a coalition of national youth councils and other youth-led civil society and private sector bodies from across the 53 member countries of the Commonwealth. It advances the youth development agenda by integrating young people into the development work of the Commonwealth at national, regional, and pan-Commonwealth levels through Youth Entrepreneurship, Climate Change, Peace Building and Countering Violent Extremism and Health and Youth Work.

She is the Chairperson for UNESCO Youth Forum Kenya, whose mandate is to provide young people with the opportunity to present youth concerns and ideas to the Kenyan Government and help shape the direction of UNESCO. In 2016, she has spearheaded the development of their three (3) year strategic Plan (2017- 2019), raised $600 on “Paintings for Peace project” in the promotion of SDGs and donated 20 desks and 30 text books to Kibera Blessed academy, Nairobi, Kenya. Focusing on UNESCO’s Mandate, Faith with the UNESCO Youth Forum Kenya produced a UNESCO Peace song and developed “Desturi” mobile application which promote and share information about the 47 tribes of Kenya seeking to promote peace through understanding and appreciation of one’s culture. Moreover she the founder of the funding committee which has grown businesses and created employment to 20 youth forum members.