Mr. Collins Nakedi is the Co-Founder and Director of Hifadhi Africa Organization. Collins was born and raised in East Pokot, a Pastoral community with 4% literacy rate and his parents had no means to provide financial support towards his education. He overcame tremendous obstacles to graduate in 2013 from the prestigious U.S International University-Africa and continued his rise to becoming a mentor and leader among young Kenyans. Collins authored, “Leap of Hope”- A biography inspiring young people across the world to take charge of their destinies. Leap of Hope can be electronically purchased on Amazon.com.
In 2015, he was selected from 50,000 applicants from Sub-Saharan Africa for the President Obama initiative, Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), to study Civic Leadership programs at Arizona State University and a professional development attachment at Microsoft. Collins was fated in 2015 as Top 40 influential Kenyans under 40. Collins has also been featured on several platforms including Forbes Magazine and United Nations headquarters in Geneva for his empowerment work.