A Precious contribution to our communications and fundraising team in 2019

Precious Karimi is a Kenyan Master’s student studying Public Relations (PR) at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. This year she joined the KYEEMA team as an intern to help with our communication strategy, in particular supporting the Mkulima Young project in East Africa. It’s been a pleasure having Precious contribute to social media content plans and promotional strategy in order to build KYEEMA’s social media audience. Her background in business, marketing and risk management places her well to contribute to our general communication and fundraising goals.

“KYEEMA stood out because of their diversity and will as an organisation to help improve the livelihoods of people with the resources that they have.”

Precious hopes to become a media/ PR specialist in not-for-profit organisations, governments and other institutions contributing to international development. We hope the internship this year will provide her with real world experience she can use to make valuable contributions in the future.

“This internship has been an eye-opener for me as it has helped me in identifying my talents in public relations and communication through the various tasks passed on to me. It’s been a fantastic learning experience for me so far, especially as an international student. The organisation is full of team players who are active listeners and are very reliable and approachable.”

The type of work she has been doing, developing content and promoting the more technical side of improved poultry keeping to farming communities in East Africa, is a little different from her experience in the business and marketing world to-date, but she has embraced the challenge with enthusiasm. For the remainder of the internship we hope to use her PR skills in developing KYEEMA fundraising events and activities in Australia that will contribute to our existing and developing projects in Africa and the Pacific.

A big “asante sana” (thank you) is extended to Precious. We look forward to working with Precious to see what we can achieve in the remainder of 2019.