Penniah’s case is exception after beating all odds by following her passion after the introduction to card making. She has developed a strong passion in designing through which she express herself, work, dreams, community, clientele needs, events etc. The cards are made using;
- Embossed papers
- Shaded threads
- Special needs
- Holing pin
- Print glue
- Pattern scissors etc.
Currently Penninah is taking a course at Nairobits School of digital design studying web design and development. She is a passionate designer and most of her work is driven by intrinsic value like passion, creativity and she is always read to share her skills with others. In any creative process you have to be patient and be a good planner for example with the card making it is challenging to get the design right and sometimes you have to strain your eyes using the needle to punch holes in the correct places.
Many young people are blessed with many talents but there are no enough avenues to support creative works originally designed by the youths from the informal settlement. Wilsen Initiative (WI) seeks to mentor, train and inspire youths to be change makers in the larger society using their skills and talents. On the other flip side majority of the youth from informal settlements (slums) are faced with high level of unemployment which contributes to other issues like insecurity, drug abuse, crime, early parenthood etc.
Penniah’s story is an inspiration of how talents and skills can be used to tap into other areas of learning or opportunities. Please support the initiative by ordering customized cards specially designed for you.
You can write to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop a comment and we shall get back to you. Penninah’s Best Quote: “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve”.