Resolve to grow the organization, AMWIK Chairperson urges Committee Members
By Ebagwa Caroline Musimbi
AMWIK Chairperson Dr. Dorothy Njoroge has encouraged members to strengthen their resolve to grow the organization.
“When we grow AMWIK, you grow yourself,” Dr Njoroge said at the opening of the AMWIK membership Committee organized by the association in partnership with Media Council of Kenya. She pointed out that the organization was graced by great minds, skills and experience that can bring out brilliant ideas and plans, implementing them remained their biggest challenge This, she attributed to the patriarchal systems that had denied women opportunities to grow.
The training sought to help members in committees chart the way forward by understanding in depth the history of AMWIK, empower them to showcase their potential, work collectively and maximize every opportunity, trigger the need for self-awareness and wellness; and from there draw out solutions and strategies from which AMWIK can help solve problems and provide value to its constituents.
At the same time, Rose Lukalo, a Media and Communication Consultant and one time Chairperson of AMWIK gave a historical review of AMWIK. She reminded members that AMWIK remains a force to reckon with. She noted that the organization needed to grow beyond the national boundaries.
Rose called on members to stop overlooking their ability to think big saying “think of the bigger picture and the smaller ones will automatically be solved”. She spoke of good governance, working diligently, its importance and being strategic. “AMWIK ought to be consensus driven with members being team players, co-active, committed, informed, resourceful, inclusive and transparent”. “We as members need to train and utilize the digital space to make AMWIK as great as it is destined to be because the future is digital,” she added.
AMWIK Executive Director, Marceline Nyambala who urged members to use membership Committee to showcase their potential and owning the organization saying, “It is in such forums that we get the opportunity to showcase our potential and authentic self, this can result in lifetime partnerships”
Otieno Ombok, an organization development urged members to have control over the association adding that it as an ideology and a positive conspiracy where the rights of women in public spaces and media will be guarded. The training is one of the ways AMWIK engages its members in not only capacity building in various skills but engaging members in activities and strategies that can strengthen the association and members skills which they can utilize elsewhere.