In 2008, her father passed on, and since he was the breadwinner, things looked tough for Grace and her siblings. But there was hope. Her uncle who was working in Nairobi at the time came in and helped in paying her tuition. He even took her to St. Elizabeth Karen, where Grace completed her secondary education before gaining admission into the University of Nairobi to work towards bagging a Bachelors Degree in Commerce (Human Resource option). At UoN, Grace joined a number of university-based organisations that dealt with emerging societal issues. She also became part of the Emerging Leaders Foundation (ELF) due to her hunger for self development and her strong desire to be a change maker.
Today, Grace is truly leading the change that she set out to lead.
In 2014, she was selected to take part in the second Mandela Institute Development Studies Annual African Youth Dialogue on Elections and Governance in Africa and was also selected as the Africa Youth champion for the post 2015 development agenda. As an inspiring young woman, Grace was one of the young women who graduated from the Emerging Leaders Program (Young Women Leaders) in November 2014, after a one year training on leadership skills. In addition, she served as a Youth representative for the First Euro African Youth Parliament at Berlin, Germany in 2014.
Grace Mageka is an international youth leader, an advocate, mentor, peer motivator, volunteer, social change maker, and above all an innovator doing everything in her power to transform her community. She is interested in youth leadership, democracy & good governance, social entrepreneurship, volunteerism, youth and women related issues. She believes that we become better leaders by teaching what we know, putting it into practice and developing the capacity of people around us.
Girl Pride Circle is very proud of Grace Sabiri Mageka. We believe that she is worthy of emulation by all super girls in Africa.