The festive season is yet again here with us, I mean, those kukus must be ‘chinjwad’ ama namna gani? Come to think of it Barack Obama former POTUS is already making surprise visits to Children’s hospitals, homes and spending time with the kids! And you? What are your plans? Do something, just don’t show us on social media! Christmas is a season of giving right? It comes with a lot of eating, family times, games, reflections, and all the merry making one can think of. Maybe it’s the only time our folks from ‘Majuu’ Nairobi bring us good tidings ‘huku mashinani’ right? But does everyone celebrate in this manner?
PAUSE! Leaders Everyday Everywhere caught up with her! On our interview desk today is a young intelligent lady, the newest engineer in town, awesome in all ways. For her every day is Christmas and a time to Live, Love and Share. Her heart is outrageously sold out to giving! I mean putting smiles on people’s faces is without struggle as it exudes naturally from her big heart through her irresistible smile. Read on and Share!
“Aww…she’s a phenomenal woman. I Love her…I admire her and what she does. She has a heart for kids (Makes the two of us). I would let her know that the “Beyond Zero Campaign” has been of help to many people especially those from my rural area and that she’s my inspiration. May God Bless her.” Says Rabera.
Please tell us about yourself, who is Immaculate Rabera and what three words best describe you?
Rabera is a young lady, passionate about sharing love through simple acts of kindness so three words would be Outgoing, Loving and Caring. (all smiles)
What’s your academic background?
In primary, I attended a school called Juvinal Academy, I am an Asumbi Girls alumnus and now my latest alma mater; Egerton University from where I graduated with a degree in Agricultural Engineering this month. I have also studied Chinese language, levels 1 and 2 at Confucius Institute Egerton University. (I actually clapped for her – personally my mastery of the ni hau language is baaad!)
What is your passion?
Wow! Passion is meant to be a fruit, right? Facetiously she says. I am passionate about Charity…It’s what I am called to do, reaching out to the vulnerable in the society, giving them Love, care and attention. Nothing gives me joy than seeing happy people. (Especially little chubby beings) She added.
What drove you to start LLS and what does it stand for?
LLS was started by God…It’s a miracle that I have never been able to explain. Probably one day I’ll be able to share the whole story. I am just a vessel that God used to reach out to His people.
LLS stands for Live Love Share – a small organized group…We are a group of maybe 50 now whose aim is to reach out to the Vulnerable in the society (Orphans, Street kids, people with disabilities, the sick, Elderly…) We visit, spend time with them, cook, play, eat and donate items. For us its Christmas every day!
Now that you are done with school, what’s the future of LLS?
We are looking into registering our Organization…This way, we will not only be able to reach out to many people but also be able to attract donors. Because for the past year, we’ve been funding ourselves…which gets strenuous at times. If there is somebody out there and they wish to be part of this amazing work in 2019, they can reach out so we share love together. (she said that passionately and paused! I was curious to know what leadership aspects she had encountered since she began LLS.)
What is leadership to you and how do you think you have grown in that aspect through LLS?
Leadership is God given…I never thought I would lead (she smiles) and by the way I was a class representative in campus lol…I have a very good team that help and support me. They are very tolerant (yaani kujitolea spirit)…They are super amazing and I thank God for each one of them.
Ever won any awards? Which one?
As a team, no we haven’t. Personally, I have…Voice of Egerton Confucius Institute 2016 (Chinese singing competitions – she must be very good at ching chong chung)
In case you were given the Opportunity to meet the first lady Margaret Kenyatta, what would you tell her?
Aww…she’s a phenomenal woman. I Love her…I admire her and what she does. She has a heart for kids (Makes the two of us). I would let her know that the “Beyond Zero Campaign” has been of help to many people especially those from my rural area and that she’s my inspiration. May God Bless her.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
In the next five years, we look forward to being a stable NGO partnering with like-minded organizations to reach out and leave a mark in people’s lives. May God see us through.
How would you like to be remembered?
I would like people to remember me by the impact I would have left behind, and most importantly how I made them feel.
What is your parting shot for those reading this during this festive season?
It’s that month that we are expectant of Christ’s birth. May He be born in our hearts…Share the Love of Christ this festive season (wherever you are). Not only to the people close to you but even to strangers…every child is special, they all need our Love, care and attention, That little deed will make a biiiig difference. Blessings Galore!
Photo credit: @Moss Photography!
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