Takyiwa joined AbleChildAfrica in November 2017 as a Programmes Officer, having previously worked as Senior Programmes Officer for Al-Khair Foundation, where she managed humanitarian, livelihoods and health projects across East Africa and South East Asia. She has always had a strong interest in tackling poverty and inequality, having graduated from the University of East Anglia with a first class degree in Environment Geography and International Development (BSc). Following this, she volunteered with VSO International Citizen Service (ICS) in Kenya 2014, working on youth empowerment and sustainable livelihoods projects, and has continued to volunteer and campaign with a number of local of youth organisations and movements on achieving the SDG’s.
Takyiwa genuinely believes in the power of young people to make real positive change in their communities, and has advocated for youth participation in key decision-making spaces. From being the UK Youth Delegate to the United Nations General Assembly (2016), to currently acting as a Youth Advisor to the VSO International Board, Takyiwa seeks to create more opportunities for marginalised young people to have a voice!