Since becoming a Young Leader, Nick is proud he had the chance to speak at a session titled “Youth, tech, and the future of global health” at Devex World 2018 in Washington D.C. Through his work, he is helping run a peer health exchange program in colleges in Siaya County, training students on safe sexual lifestyles to help empowering them with knowledge, skills, and resources to make healthy and informed decisions. He also was selected as one of the Mandela Washington Fellows for 2018 through the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, a flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking in the U.S. Additionally, Nick designed LucyBot, a Facebook Messenger chatbot that disseminate HIV/AIDS and sexual health education information with an aim of improving access to family planning options, including contraceptives and services, and boosting peer-to-peer content, information sharing, and interactivity to reduce teenage pregnancy, unsafe abortions, and the transmission of sexual infections among adolescent girls aged 13-24 years in Kenya.
To him, “meaningful youth engagement” means young people are involved in challenging actions to create positive social change.
In his free time, Nick enjoys cooking for his family, mountain hikes, and boat rides with his spouse and son.