Wednesday, June 25, 2008
23 years ago I was born to a Luo mother and a Kikuyu father, but only got a chance to be raised by my mother. I grew up in a small cultured village filled with traditional rituals and taboos of a primitive society, the outside world at large did not exist, but in the next few years after my elementary education, it did introduced itself to me but only to a certain limit and never reached ABOVE my level at the time. My educational journey started out well, by me going to one of the best prestigious elementary schools, but that journey ended with me graduating on merit of my performance, luckily the same journey brought me to the United States to study Medicine.
I am currently a sophomore at University Of Texas at Dallas pursing a bachelor’s degree in a double major; Biology/ Business management. I aspire to continue my educational pursuit by attending medical school in the near future. With a well mapped out future for myself, I plan to achieve my ultimate goal of being a well-educated woman who can make meaningful contributions to individuals everywhere with an ultimate goal of one day to serve in the Kenyan politics, while holding the interest of people at heart. My heartfelt need to assist and attempt to make a difference in the lives of others has been my driving force in my charitable endeavors. I have been blessed with great sponsors here in the United States; they have provided financial support for some of the many charitable projects. In collaboration with them, I have been given the opportunity to aid in the education of four students back in my home school, I have provided educational supplies for students, and opened Victoria Harvard Academy, an elementary school and Victoria Medical Center all for the benefit of the people in my village. This medical center provides treatment with limited monetary exchange. Treated patients pay for the services provided with agricultural produce, and a limited supply of food for the school. I believe I don’t have to be rich to help, I have the ability to make a difference daily, and I attempt to put that belief to practice through volunteering at a shelter in Dallas, teaching reading and English, and by making small donations of food and clothing.
As the newly crowned Miss Kenya USA 2008-2009, my desire is to make more contributions to the people of Kenya, be the spokesperson for the Kenyan Community in America, focus on changing lives of orphans in my village and keeping my already established charitable endeavors funded and operating smoothly.
If I am to be crowned Miss Africa USA 2008-2009, I intend to seek more sponsorship and support to continue making change in the lives of Africans. I plan to be a spokesperson in promoting education, campaign against domestic violence and to promote health care. My desire is to give hope to the many hopeless individuals especially orphans in Africa.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
In a three-hour evening concert in London's Hyde Park, The 46664 Concert Honouring Nelson Mandela at 90 on Friday June 27, President Bill Clinton, Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Will Smith, Ms. Oprah Winfrey, Robert de Niro and Forest Whitaker are amongst those who will attend. Artists specially invited to perform for Mr. Mandela at the Friday night 90th birthday concert will include Queen + Paul Rodgers, Annie Lennox, Simple Minds, Leona Lewis, the Sugababes, Dame Shirley Bassey, Razorlight, Andrea and Sharon Corr, Eddy Grant, and Jamelia, along with international 46664 Ambassadors Italy's Zucchero and Spain's Amaral, among many others not announced yet.
Here is some footage from last year of South African R&B star Loyiso at Johannesburg World AIDS Day concert 2007 ...
Get all the details about the 46664 concert at www.46664.com The concert proceeds will go to the 46664 campaign which raises awareness about the impact of AIDS, especially in Africa, and promotes effective HIV prevention measures throughout the world.
About Femi ... she was born in Iowa to a Filipino mother and Nigerian father. Femi lived her early life in the Philippines and Nigeria before returning to the United States as a teenager.
She trained in Theatre Arts at Iowa State University and studied in New York City with esteemed director and acting teacher, Wynn Handman. Femi has appeared in the television shows ER, The Practice, Ghost Whisperer, Las Vegas, The New Adventures of Old Christine, and most notably in the telenovela Wicked, Wicked, Games. You can watch her now at www.iflookscouldkill.com, where she stars as Assistant Fashion Designer, Biana Williams.