I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I have been nominated for an Ambassadorship Award in the upcoming Jamhuriwood awards for my work on Kenyan Jewels. Kenyan Jewels is committed to showcasing the positive contributions that Kenyans in the Diaspora are making, and hope that networking connections have been fostered from the highlighting of abundant talent that we have the pleasant opportunity to share. Thank you to the anonymous person who nominated me.
The Jamhuriwood awards honor the exceptional work that Kenyans and friends of Kenya are doing within the Diaspora, and in Kenya, as well as their efforts to unite Kenyans mirroring Kenyan Jewels’ passion to share positive Kenyan experiences. Dedicated to fostering and celebrating Kenyan pride, the awards bring together some well-known names in the Diaspora, and introduce some lesser known, but equally important Kenyans to the world.
This year’s nominees include Lisa Wisner from ‘The Apprentice‘, Anna Mwalagho, Professor Calestous Juma of Harvard University, Mukami Kinoti, Gloria Akinyi McCarthy, Wilson Wahome Kiriungi from the Run With Kenyans project, George Mokuasi the Official Liaison to the Kenyan Rugby Team in the Diaspora, and Professor Raphael Njoroge of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, to name a few.
This is their third annual awards event and it will be held at the Westin Hotel in Waltham, Massachussetts on July 23, 2011. If you are seriously interested in mingling with Kenyans who are moving and shaking their part of the world, then purchase your tickets from the Jamhuriwood website, and read more about what they are all about.