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Janet Mbugua opens up on Inua dada Foundation

Janet Mbugua has shared her love for the Inua Dada Foundation.

In an exclusive interview with Nairobi News, the media personality explained that running the foundation is draining but was nonetheless grateful that she has an opportunity to positively impact on nature.

“One thing I know is that I wake up every morning having conversations that matter most to me. Working with people who I admire makes the journey more adorable and light,” she told Nairobi News.

Speaking about the Inua Dada Voices, a youth advocacy program that amplifies youths’ voices and equips them with skills to create positive change, Ms Mbugua says she is happy to see the young generation share their thoughts on topics that matter most.

Inua Dada Voices seeks to help the youth learn how to tackle the challenges they see in their communities.

“It’s my joy to see young people win and step out of their comfort zones. So this makes me present a gratitude heart before God,”

Inua Dada is an initiative that has operated in Kenya for the past six years.

As someone who believes in equity for all and in rallying people to advocate for their rights and the rights of others, Ms Mbugua believes in fighting for social justice and development.

“My belief in family values, especially the love for my children, inspires me each day to want to be a part of creating a more accessible and equitable society for our future generations.

A feature story that was aired on Citizen TV showed girls using unsanitary products such as chicken feathers and goat hide to manage their menstruation sparked the desire to push for girls and women to be able to access the right products and information pertaining to their period.

Months later, in 2014, the TV journalist formed my foundation and to date she has been intentional about sounding the alarm necessary in the fight to end period poverty, equip allies with the tools necessary in advocating in their communities, approaching menstrual health management with inclusive programs and promoting empathy and tolerance in communities where taboos and discrimination against women and girls continue to lock many girls out of an education and prevent women from working with dignity.

The program has reached more than 10,000 communities and has distributed more than 17,000 sanitary towels in various parts of the country,

When asked about whether she is content with her current job, Janet said that contentment to her is showing a grateful heart.

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