Maulid Hamis Mwinyikai is from Mombasa and has professional experience as a trained peer educator, and in community development, health care, and HIV counseling. In 2000 Maulid attended a seminar for peer educators organized by Mtongwe Community Initiative, Family health options Kenya and Action Aid Kenya. During the training he thought about the youth back in Mombasa and wondered what he could do to change their lives. When he got back home he mobilized youths and started a community based organization: Kishoka Youth Organization. The organization does work aimed at Youth Empowerment, children rights and Environmental issues.
Maulid wants to participate in making the world a better place, to have more influence in society by participating in positive social change and to help people reuse and reduce plastic waste. He is excited about the opportunity to assist other grantees through mentorship and cross-pollination as a Kenyan Fellow, and looks forward to working with passion and integrity to support TPP’s grantmaking at the grassroots level.