Engaging Children for Responsible Citizenship

Geofrey Odongo

Event: Nairobi Peace Talks 2015
Location: United Nations Office at Nairobi
Date: 12/11/2015

The youngest speaker to take the Peace Talks stage, Geofrey Odongo speaks on behalf of Kenya’s Children’s Government. The aim of the Children’s Government, he says, is to unite the children of Kenya and promote peace and responsible citizenship to build a better future.

Tags: Diplomacy,  Diversity,  Education,  Future,  Kenya,  Leadership,  Trust,  Unity,  Youth

Geofrey Odongo

Deputy President of the National Children's Government

Geofrey was elected Deputy President of the Children’s Government of the National Children’s Government of Kenya by pupil representatives from all 47 Counties. Under the leadership of Geofrey and his fellow members, the Children’s Government has focused on a campaign for the full ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child; education and nutrition; their thoughts on the priorities of Kenya as a nation; and encouraging older youths to break free of the long held notion that only white collar jobs count for a decent living.