In 2013, a group of friends got together to think of ways in which they could play a role in the development of the community and society at large. They shared the belief that they had a role to play in transforming the society with an aim of positively transforming lives through Mentorship and Women Empowerment. This lead to the formation and registration of First-Track Mentors (FTM) as a Community Based Organization in Chesumei Constituency, Nandi County.
The organization is not only committed to improving the living standards of the local community but also actively promotes the status of women in decision making by building confidence and raising self-esteem so they can fully participate in their own affairs and make informed decisions. Amongst its development activities, First-Track Mentors trains Teenage Mothers in Agriculture, dressmaking and tailoring, baking and events management to promote self-employment. The organization also emphasizes the preservation of local artisan culture.
These milestones have been achieved in spite of the challenges the organization faces. These include financial constraints as well as the lack of working tools such as sewing machines for the tailoring project. Transport and logistics problems also affect the organization based in a remote rural area.
OUR CORE VALUES
- Transparency and Accountability
- Skills Development
- Adolescent health development programs
- Women( Teenage Mothers, Single and Widowed Women)
- People Living with Disabilities