Last Wednesday (24 January), Gathimba Edwards Foundation founder, Myles Edwards, was invited to attend the 2018 Junior Chamber International Aberdeen Annual General Meeting as guest speaker and to receive an award for ‘Contribution to Children and Human Rights’.
Junior Chamber aims to develop the leadership skills of its members whilst promoting entrepreneurship, social activities and benefit for the local community. They provide an opportunity to come along and try something new, such as project management or public speaking, whilst developing skills in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.
Myles’ award was in recognition of him being one of the JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons due to his charity work in Kenya.
He was joined at the event by the Lord Provost of Aberdeen.
A truly inspiring and moving presentation about @GathimbaEdwards from @MylesEdwards tonight at our AGM. Thank you for giving us an insight into the brilliant work you and the team do #WhatMakesYouWhy #KeepSmiling
— JCI Aberdeen (@JCIAberdeen) January 24, 2018
On the Gathimba Edwards Foundation Facebook page, Myles said: “It was a privilege for us to attend Junior Chamber International’s Aberdeen AGM this week to receive an award for Contribution to Children and Human Rights.
“It was great to meet so many people passionate about helping others and also to share the story of GEF’s journey and how achievable it is for young people to make a big difference to the lives of those in need,” he added.