A snippet Video from The African Dream event with Esther Passaris at Fatuma’s Voice. Honoured to have had a full and a surprise appearance by Kenya’s Chief Justice, Willy Mutunga!
Esther Muthoni Passaris, OGW joins Fatuma’s Voice to share her version of The African Dream. As a mother, businesswoman and social entrepreneur, she will share a taste of her life; how growing up was like, her thoughts on the role of youth and women in Kenyan leadership and how they are fairing. Does she face any discrimination from men for her self belief? What drives her to be who she is?
Born and bred in Mombasa, Esther Passaris, the CEO of ‘Adopt-A-Light’, speaks with a sure mind. A passionate leader who stands for what she believes in, she is one of the memorable names Kenya has had particularly for lighting up some major towns. The vision was to light up East African when the sun sets and she’s well on course. Esther Passaris has a vision for the women of Nairobi, to better their lives and those of their families.
In the course of lighting up Nairobi with Adopt-A-Light to provide a more secure environment, Esther Passaris witnessed the lives of many Nairobi residents that badly needed improvement. Sadly, 8 years and counting, most of these lives still need improving, some are even worse off than they used to be. She saw mothers running their businesses next to open sewers; women rushing to save their wares when it starts to rain; women who are paid less than their male counterparts on the same job; and personally experienced the bias against women entrepreneurs in court and government offices.
Through this all, Fatuma’s Voice believes with Esther Passaris that When you empower a woman you liberate a nation; the time is now!
Read more about Esther Passaris here.
In case you missed the event here is a brief pictorial journey: