Introducing our project managers: Shyaka Lwanyaaga Farid from Wellbeing Foundation
My name is Shyaka Lwanyaaga Farid, I am a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health student at Cavendish University, I have taken a post graduate course in Science and Leadership in Transforming Institutions, Project Manager at MPIA’s creative project, Lead Mentor at www.aimemetoring.com and Captain Fox (Founder and C.E.O) of The Wellbeing Foundation, an organization tailoring a rebellion of kind humans creating equal worlds through love and speech.
With this belief that human connection can be the tool for change in one’s life by being the bridge for a permanent shift in the mindset, I am driven to be part of unlocking limitless potential of young people from marginalized and less privileged communities and backgrounds through creating platform for stories that are un-told, eventually unlocking the possibilities in these stories and observing the right to equal opportunity hence redistribution of wealth.
Talking about redistribution of wealth and everyone having equal opportunity wouldn’t be complete if we don’t talk about the stigma and taboo around menstruation as our sisters, mothers, wives, daughters, aunts and girlfriends are losing on average 60 days of year because of a natural occurrence, menstruation which is painted with shame because of the taboos and stigma surrounding it in a number of cultures.
This partly contributes to my involvement in the menstrual equity campaign and being a period proud man. Before we shred the world has associated with menstruation, we cannot achieve the world of equal opportunity and world is cheated of the contributions that the menstruating women are capable of making towards the general well-being and progress of the human race.