From Vision to Reality: The Inspiring Journey of Enkare Oltau Foundation

Every great journey has a beginning, and the Enkare Oltau Foundation is no exception. Our story is one of youthful determination, passion, and a commitment to making a lasting impact on our communities.

Join us, and together, let’s continue writing the story of impact and transformation, one chapter at a time.

The Spark of Inspiration

In the year 2017, a group of young, passionate individuals at the University of Nairobi found themselves at a crossroads during a period of election recess. It was during this time that one of our university lecturers issued a challenge to our founder, Petronila. He recognized her vibrant energy and encouraged her to use it for a meaningful cause during the break


The Bold Move

Petronila took the challenge head-on. She walked into the office of the director of Peace Cop Kenya, declaring her readiness to volunteer. Little did she know that this bold step would set in motion a series of events that would change lives and communities forever.

The Birth of a Vision

Inspired by Petronila’s vision, a unique volunteer program emerged. University students from various institutions across the city rallied together to advocate for peaceful elections. They addressed the public, engaged with motorists in traffic, and emphasized the importance of maintaining peace during this critical period.

A Movement Takes Shape

This volunteer program was unlike any other. It was a youth-led initiative that caught the attention of various organizations, including the Ministry of Gender and the 1195 GBV Helpline. These organizations recognized the potential of these zealous youths in spreading awareness about the need to protect women and children during elections. Campaigns were conducted in the streets and informal settlements like Mathare and Kibera, leaving a profound impact.

A Visionary Leader Emerges

Petronila’s journey was marked by self-discovery. She realized her unique ability to mobilize and lead young people behind a worthy cause. As a peace practitioner and emerging sociologist, her path was taking shape through a bold move into volunteerism.

A Growing Movement

After the elections, the passion and determination of these young change-makers showed no signs of fading. It became evident that more needed to be done. Their burning desire to serve their country and make a difference led to invitations from various organizations seeking their assistance in volunteer capacities. These organizations believed in the potential of Enkare Oltau Foundation, even before its legal establishment.

A Bold Vision Takes Shape

For Petronila, her graduation with a double major degree in sociology and peace studies marked the beginning of her journey as a leader. She recognized her calling involved championing causes she was passionate about, rallying like-minded young people, and addressing a critical gap in the job market through corporate volunteerism.

Our Ongoing Commitment

At Enkare Oltau Foundation, our story is far from over. It’s a journey of empowerment, compassion, and positive change. We are dedicated to mobilizing the youth and fostering a spirit of volunteerism. Our mission is to empower young mothers, persons living with disabilities, survivors of gender-based violence, orphans, widows, and the youth. We believe in the power of volunteerism as a means to achieve sustainable and replicable development.

Join Our Story

Our story is still being written, and we invite you to be a part of it. Join us as we continue to make a meaningful impact, one act of kindness at a time. Explore our website to learn more about our projects, and initiatives, and how you can get involved. Be a part of the change, be a part of Enkare Oltau Foundation’s story.

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