Mr. Gichuki Francis is a nurturer of young dreams and ambition. He is the Founder of Transforming Young Stars of Africa (TYSA), a non-profit organization in Kenya, committed to facilitating life-changing opportunities at local and global level for young people, their communities and organizations. He is also the Founder of Tabasamu Afrika Hub and has dedicated his life to youth empowerment. Tabasamu Afrika Hub is a social innovation enterprise that trusts, invests and journeys with young people supporting them to design their pathways to prosperity. As a growth mentor, he connects policy to practice in youth and sports for development, laying emphasis on “young people as a resource”.
He has extensive experiences in Africa, Europe, America, Latin America and Asia on youth leadership and development. He is a life-coach facilitator and social innovation management expert. Mr. Gichuki is a Board Member of Streetfootballworld; a Germany based global network of organizations working with young people in the football for good sector. He is also a Consultant Trainer in Positive youth development at International Sports Alliance (ISA); a Dutch based international youth empowering organization. He is the author of “A Gem in the Rift Valley” a journey inspired by passion for sports.
He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Kenyatta University and a postgraduate in Social Innovation Management from Amani Institute. He is a global resource person who combines Development Education Leadership and Team in Action (DELTA). Mr. Gichuki is a change maker who has passionately dedicated his life to youth transformation through youth leadership, mentorship and policy dialogues.
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