Student, Strathmore University
Timona Chore was born and raised in Kenya. He is currently an undergraduate student at Strathmore University, pursuing a Bachelor of Law degree and is expected to graduate in 2021. He is passionate about youth empowerment and believes in the potential of young people to create solutions to some of the most pressing challenges facing the world today. In his aspiration to see young people and communities around him achieve sustainable socio-economic growth and development. He co-founded Jenga Youth, a youth empowerment initiative that aims at providing unemployed, vulnerable and disadvantaged youth in urban informal settlements an opportunity to learn skills which they can use to earn a living. He also has interests in a social innovation and entrepreneurship. He has participated in the Hult prize, a global student social entrepreneurship contest, where ideas are crowed sourced from post and undergraduate students all over the world. His team emerged as the best at the Strathmore university Hult prize on campus contest and was among the top six finalists in the Regional African Hult prize Summit. He is also an advocate for environmental conservation and has published a paper on the importance of protecting the environment for its intrinsic value. In his free time, he enjoys, reading novels, going on nature walks and getting together with family and friends. He aspires to undertake postgraduate studies in social entrepreneurship and development.