CHANGEmaker Monday – Janet, KMRI Coordinator KenyaBadeia Jawhari April 13, 2015
The CHANGEmaker Monday series is a periodic feature on team members and ICChange Ambassadors showcasing their commitment while giving you an inside perspective on the individuals across the globe that make up the ICChange network.
Janet Yego is our KMRI Operations Coordinator, liaising with clinics in Kibera, helping train staff, answer questions from various stakeholders; she is ultimately a jack of all trades. She enjoys her position and welcomes the challenges that she faces on a daily basis. “I am motivated by the fact that in one way or another I am helping bring change to someone’s life. Be it at work, may be they can do something better/faster than before, be it just talking to them on their issues on life; a problem shared is a problem half solved.”
Before joining the ICChange team, Janet was a journalist, working for a national newspaper, The Star in Eldoret, Kenya. She has a degree in Information Sciences from Moi University in Eldoret and has an interest in the health sector supporting water and sanitation programs in her previous work experience.
Janet is a people person, her enthusiasm, contagious positive attitude and smile allows her to build strong relationships. “I am a people’s person, I love to meet new people and get their ideas on life in general.”
What does change mean to you?
“Change to me means to be able to take charge of a situation and work on it in a way that would impact positively. Change is to be able to plan, commit and sacrifice for greater achievements.”
What do people not know about you?
“Despite being a people person, I like to stay in total silence when I am alone, especially when I want to unwind. My favorite fruit is the banana. I have a phobia for masses of water, having almost drowned in a river growing up in the countryside.”