Popular teen acrobat Wendy Waeni has been appointed as a UNICEF ambassador.
Waeni who just finished her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) is now the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) Inspirational and Enthusiastic Young Champion Ambassador.
The 13-year-old came into the limelight after her exceptional gymnastics skills were highlighted in the media. Since then she has gone on to win the hearts of Kenyans, Heads of states including President Uhuru Kenyatta and Rwanda’s Paul Kagame with her performances.
She shared the good news with her followers on social media saying she was proud of the appointment and that she would be advocating for the education rights of every child.
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I am Proud to be appointed as a Inspirational & Enthusiastic Young Champion Ambassador by @unicef . This year's World Childrens Day on 20th Nov 2018 we advocate a World where every child is in school to achieve their dreams . Every child in the world has the right to a free and quality education. More than 260 million children and young people are out of school, and many of them will never get an education. Millions more are in school but not learning due to poor education. Lets all #GoBlue and have a world where every child goes to school & gets quality education .
Born and raised in Huruma from a humble family background, Wendy started doing acrobatics at the tender age of four, and now it has taken her to places she has never imagined from performing for world dignitaries, touring the World and now being appointed a UNICEF ambassador.
Wendy is a true testament that your talents can yield into good fruits even at a young age as long as you keep at it.