by The A-Team
The Social Changemakers edition of #MatchMentor, taking place on Saturday 29th July 2017, will be bringing together mentors and mentees who are:
- Making a Career out of social change
- Volunteering to make social change
- Interested in Conversation on social change
To celebrate, this week (26th June to 2nd July), we want to hear about who’s making a change in your community and we’ll give them a #ShoutOut4Change on our platform to honour their work.
To participate, use any social media platform (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram) to tell us about a person, group of people or organisation doing work to change their community using the hashtag #ShoutOut4Change. We’ll repost their story on our platform and they’ll stand a chance to win 2 tickets to our next MatchMentor event.
Make sure you nominate someone to also give a #ShoutOut4Change. We can’t wait to read your shout out’s!
Get your early-bird ticket for Kshs 500 via Mpesa Paybill 531300 Account Name The Arena Kenya (early-bird ticket offer available until Friday 30th June 2017).
‘MatchMentor’ brings together prospective mentors and mentees, giving them a platform to connect and a springboard for mentorship. The name ‘MatchMentor’ is a play on the word ‘Matchmaker’ typically used in reference to romantic relationships. The Arena wants to be the matchmaker for mentorships!
Mentors at the Media and Journalism edition included Victoria Rubadiri (NTV), Zoe Flood (Independent Journalist), Robert Nagila (CCTV), Marcus Olang and Bertha Kang’ong’oi, among others. You can watch highlights of the event here: https://youtu.be/RYwbl8gpXJo.
Mentors at the Creative Economy edition included Cajetan Boy (Playwright), Emmanuel Jambo (Photographer), Muthoni Njoba (Make-Up Artist), Ng’endo Mukii (Filmmaker), Patricia Kihoro (actress/radio personality) and Wambui Kamiru-Collymore (art curator and gallery owners). You can watch highlights of the Creative Economy event here: https://youtu.be/NJEmmTisznc
MatchMentor comprises of a panel discussion, skills session and speedmentoring, giving mentors and mentees an opportunity to engage through different activities.
About The Arena
The Arena, through events and digital platforms, leads a movement of smart, conscious and empowered young Africans focused on maximising themselves and the communities they live in.
Our name, ‘The Arena’, is derived from a 1910 speech by Theodore Roosevelt that encourages a spirit of courage despite the risk of failure, rejection or ridicule. We stand on these words as we pursue our vision. Some of our initiatives include Pitch It, My Money Story and Welcome to The Arena. Further details on these can be found on our website: www.thearenakenya.org.
The A-Team is the backbone of The Arena, an organisation that creates media and events to inspire young people to make empowered decisions for themselves and the world they live in.