Jane Waithera Wairimu

2015 Fellow from Kenya

Jene Waithera Wairimu has over five years' experience in various fields of the disability and leadership sector, particularly in Albinism advocacy. She is currently the co-founder for Positive Exposure, Kenya an education and advocacy NGO where she focuses on advocacy and public awareness, economic empowerment, and education. She also runs a mentorship program, Pearls Project which is an educational tool that invites students to learn about their peers living with differences. Waithera is currently enrolled at St. Paul's University, Kenya, studying for a BA in Leadership and Management. She studied at the International Institute of Social Entrepreneurship in Trivandrum, India. Born with albinism herself, Waithera believes that people with special needs have leadership qualities that can be of great benefits to their countries. Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Waithera plans to continue her work in disability-advocacy and focus more on the mentorship program through the Pearls Project.

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