Administrator

Administrator

Wednesday, 02 November 2011 11:37

Eastern Region

 

MERU COUNTY
NO. POSITION NAME
1. CHAIRMAN MARY KANANA NTEERE
2. VICE CHAIRMAN JENIFFER KATHAO
3. SECRETARY LUCY MAKENA
4. VICE SECRETARY MARGERET MUNENE
5. TREASURER JENIFFER KATHURE
6. VICE TREASURER REBECCA NCOORO NTUKA
ISIOLO COUNTY
NO. POSITION NAME
1. CHAIRMAN ASLI AHAMED HALAKE
2. VICE CHAIRMAN JAMILA ABDI ILAHI
3. SECRETARY ASHA ABDRAHMAN CAYO
4. VICE SECRETARY MUMINA ALI KORICHA
5. TREASURER REBECCA K. MUTHEI
6. VICE TREASURER GALGALU KOTE G.
MAKUENI COUNTY
NO POSITION FULL NAMES
1 CHAIRMAN ROSE NDIBO
2 VICE-CHAIRMAN ESTHER MWIKA
3 SECRETARY RHODA MAENDE
4 VICE-SECRETARY SCOLASTICA M. NZIOKA
5 TREASURER BENEDETTA KIMONGO
6 VICE-TREASURER PAULINE MUSYOKI
THARAKA NITHI COUNTY
NO POSITION FULL NAMES
1 CHAIRMAN ANICENT KIRIGA
2 VICE-CHAIRMAN ANN JOY MIRITI
3 SECRETARY SALOME G. RIUNGU
4 VICE-SECRETARY
5 TREASURER PITYNESS KAIMURI
6 VICE-TREASURER TERESIA WANJA MUTEI
MARSABIT COUNTY
NO POSITION FULL NAMES
1 CHAIRMAN FATUMA GODANA
2 VICE-CHAIRMAN KABALE ISACKO
3 SECRETARY HABIBA AILO
4 VICE-SECRETARY HELLEN   HAKULE
5 TREASURER ASHA ISACKO
6 VICE-TREASURER BATULA HASSAN LIALAKO

Wednesday, 02 November 2011 11:36

Coast Region

 

TANA RIVER COUNTY
NO. POSITION NAME
1. CHAIRMAN FATUMA HALAKO GALOGALO
2. VICE CHAIRMAN MARGARET HABOKEA HIRIBAE
3. SECRETARY HADIJA HAJILA BARISA
4. VICESECRETARY ZILPAGHAMACHANA KOMORA
5. TREASURER HADIJA NAWARIO GULU
6. VICE TREASURER ROSE TABEA MIYESA
MOMBASA COUNTY
NO. POSITION NAME
1. CHAIRMAN AFIYA MKUWEWA RAMA
2. VICE CHAIRMAN JERUSHA W. ONDU
3. SECRETARY SHUHUDIA A. SHALEHE
4. VICESECRETARY MARY K. WAMBO
5. TREASURER BIMVUWA J. ABDALLA
6. VICE TREASURER FAREEDA H. BAMRASA
TAITA TAVETA COUNTY
NO. POSITION NAME
1. CHAIRMAN JOYCE B. MWANGOJI
2. VICE CHAIRMAN JOSPHINE K MBOJE
3. SECRETARY JANE W. KUBO
4. VICE SECRETARY GRACE N. KARAMBU
5. TREASURER MARY WABOSHA
6. VICE TREASURER MARTHA W. MWAMACHI
KILIFI COUNTY
NO. POSITION NAME
1. CHAIRMAN WITNESS N. KAMBI
2. VICE CHAIRMAN FIDES S. JULIUS
3. SECRETARY CLARIS MWANGATIA
4. VICE SECRETARY REGINA VICTORIA
5. TREASURER ASHA I. HASSAN
6. VICE TREASURER MARY KATANA
LAMU COUNTY
NO POSITION FULL NAMES
1 CHAIRMAN FATMA SALIM ALBUSAIDY
2 VICE-CHAIRMAN ZEINA MOHAMED MBWAJUMWA
3 SECRETARY JACINTA KAZUNGU
4 VICE-SECRETARY MAIMUNA YUSUF
5 TREASURER ZAINAB ASWA
6 VICE-TREASURER SALMA MUHAMMED

Wednesday, 02 November 2011 11:36

Central Region

 

NYANDARUA COUNTY OFFICIALS
NO. POSITION NAME
1. CHAIRMAN GLADYS WANJIKU NDERITU
2. VICE CHAIRMAN FAITH N. KAIRU
3. SECRETARY PHELOMENA WAIRIMU MUGO
4. VICESECRETARY VERONOCA WANGUI WANYAGI
5. TREASURER MARY WAMBUI KANGETHE
6. VICE TREASURER MARY WANJIKU NDUNGU
KIAMBU COUNTY OFFICIALS
NO. POSITION NAME
1. CHAIRMAN MARGARET MARY WAMBUI KABA
2. VICE CHAIRMAN ANSUSAH WANJIKU MBUGUA
3. SECRETARY TABITHA WANGARI NJUGUNA KIBAIYU
4. VICESECRETARY ANN T. W. MUKEI
5. TREASURER RAHAB MUTHONI CHIKIRU
6. VICE TREASURER SALOME MWIHAKI NJENGA
NYERI COUNTY
NO POSITION FULL NAMES
1 CHAIRMAN PURITY MUTHONI NGUNJIRI
2 VICE-CHAIRMAN LUCY WAMBUI
3 SECRETARY PURITY NYAGUTHII WAMBUGU
4 VICE-SECRETARY LUCY WAGUTHII NDUNG'U
5 TREASURER JOSEPHINE WAITHERA WAIRAGU
6 VICE-TREASURER CATHERINE WANGUI KINORI
MURANG'A COUNTY
NO POSITION FULL NAMES
1 CHAIRMAN JUSTINA WANJIRU NDUNGU
2 VICE-CHAIRMAN MARY WANGARI MWAI
3 SECRETARY JANE KIRANGARI KAMWAGA
4 VICE-SECRETARY LOISE NYAMBURA KAMENDE
5 TREASURER LYDIA NYAMBURA WAWERU
6 VICE-TREASURER TERESIAH WAMBUI WAIGANJO

Wednesday, 02 November 2011 11:34

Nairobi Region

NAIROBI COUNTY
NO. POSITION NAME
1. CHAIRMAN MARTHA BETTY ECHAYO MIYANDAZI
2. VICE CHAIRMAN CICILIA WAIRIMU NJATHI
3. SECRETARY ANNASTACIA SYOMWAI MUTUKU
4. VICESECRETARY RAHAB WANGUI NDAMBUKI
5. TREASURER RACHAEL WANGUI MAGU
6. VICE TREASURER ESTHER MWIKALI KIAMBA

 


Tuesday, 25 October 2011 16:58

Secretariat

 

 

MYWO has a Secretariat based at the MYWO Headquarters. The Secretariat headed by the National Chairperson handles professional and administrative functions of MYWO.

The Secretariat is responsible for the implementation of all policies and programmes approved by the organizations committees. The Secretariat gives technical and support services in planning and programming.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011 11:50

National Officials

Rahab-Muiu
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National Chairman of Maendeleo ya Wanawake Organization, she was the immediate past National Vice Chairman and past Chairman Eastern Province. She is a member of the UNDP Team of Eminent Persons (TEP). Renowned Kenyan Entrepreneur who pioneered the weaving and marketing of Kenya handcrafts especially the ‘kiondo’ abroad and has been instrumental in empowering Kenyan women economically especially the former Kitui and Machakos Districts which are among origins of handcrafts. She has also marketed and exported the Kisii soapstone, the woodcarvings from Akamba Cooperative in Changamwe, Mombasa and the Muranga ‘Mugio’ basket handicrafts from Turkana women groups thus empowering the communities in those areas for the last three decades. She is also a member of Kamba Council of elders (Nzama ya Atumia Ma Ukamba).

Rahab Muiu (Mrs.) HSC
National Chairman
   Kones
 Mrs. Jane Kiano
MYWO Patron
 Ms. Eileen Kendagor
Vice National Chairman
         Ms. Sureya Roble
         Vice National Chairman
Hon. Beatrice Kones
Vice National Chairman
Mayieka   Mary Beth-profile-photo 
 Ms. Elizabeth Mayieka
National Secretary
 Ms. Phyllis Polong
Deputy National Secretary
Ms. Mary Odhiambo
National Treasurer
Beth Syengo (Ms.) HSC
Deputy National Treasurer

To view a list of officials in each region, click on the region of your choice below:

     Nairobi           Coast                        Western                   North Eastern

     Central           Eastern                    Rift Valley                 Nyanza

Wednesday, 12 October 2011 16:44

Strategic Plan

Registered in 1952, Maendeleo ya Wanawake Organization (MYWO) is a national membership  Non-Governmental  Organization.  It  seeks  to  unify,  nurture  and empower women socially, economically and politically to be able to deal with the unique challenges that face them in society.

For the almost six decades that MYWO has worked in Kenya, it has gone through a series of changes - from a women’s welfare association during the colonial times, to a wing of a political  party and finally an independent NGO. Just as Kenya has experienced political and social  transition since the historic general elections of2002, MYWO has gone through its own identity crisis. Because of its sheer size and a  multiplicity  of  interests,  sometimes  in  diametric  opposition,  MYWO  has  gone through  difficult times,  which  is  characteristic  of  such  a  large  organization  in  a dynamic environment.

MYWO  has  also  registered  unprecedented  levels  of  success,  all  challenges notwithstanding,  in reaching out to the women of Kenya and providing a forum through which  they  have   been  able  to  mobilize  and  empower  themselves economically  and  politically.  Institutional  development  processes,  including  the development of this strategic plan, have been conducted so that MYWO can become a modern, relevant organization that will meet the needs of the women of Kenya in new innovative ways.

Over the next five years (2010-2015), MYWO seeks to:

  • Develop a strong, modern and well governed national women’s  civil society institution in order to enhance the ability to deliver programmes sustainably;
  • Mainstream women in economic development processes at national and local levels;
  • Enhance  the  role  of  women  in  leadership  and  public policy processes; and,
  • Enhance national cohesion and peace through proactive intervention at local and national levels. 

 

Saturday, 08 October 2011 13:39

History

                                                                                                                                                               Maendeleo House                                                                                                                                   Mrs. Phoebe Asiyo-President, MYWO

Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organization (MYWO) was registered in 1952. It is a national membership Non-Governmental Organization. It seeks to unify, nurture and empower women socially, economically and politically to be able to deal with the unique challenges that face them in society.

MYWO was first organized by the Department of Community Development and Rehabilitation within the colonial government. At the time of independence, the leadership of the organization was turned over to African women.

The new  independent government rewarded MYWO’s efforts by funding their projects and distinguishing the role of the organization as a welfare agency. Overtime, MYWO’s grassroots network expanded to eight provinces of  the country and the leadership was made up of a chain of elected representatives from the smallest administrative unit up to the national level.

Today, MYWO boasts of a nation-wide network of over 4 million individual members and 25,000 affiliate groups.

MYWO involvement in women empowerment and development issues run over six decades. At Kenya’s independence, MYWO played a role in building the country through its countrywide network. MYWO joined President Kenyatta’s rallying cry of self-help.

MYWO’s efforts in women’s mobilization were instrumental in building schools, clinics, and community centers across the country. By the mid- 1970s, MYWO had raised enough money to build Maendeleo House in Central Business District of Nairobi.

The leaders were strongly influenced by the United Nations Declaration of the Decade for Women (1976-1985), following the World Conference for Women that was held in Mexico City.  Correspondingly, MYWO oriented its programming towards social welfare all the whileproviding a prominent voice for grassroots women’s organizations. In the 1980s, MYWO became affiliated with the then ruling party KANU. MYWO mobilized women for KANU and managed government programs for women.

However, this was the period when development partners declined to sponsor MYWO’s development because of its alignment to KANU.
 
Ironically this was the period MYWO acquired many assets in form of vehicles and land/plots in urban areas as a reward for the good service done for KANU.However, in the early 1990s, MYWO joined the democratization movement in Kenya and disengaged from KANU. Nevertheless, MYWO continued as a key political player. During the political transition from one party to a multiparty system in Kenya, MYWO, like many civil society organizations in the country, went through an identity crisis as it attempted to find its place in the reform movement to better take care of the interests of women in the new political dispensation.

MYWO is managed from its National Secretariat. The programme and project activities of MYWO are designed and executed by the National  Secretariat which is staffed by the organization’s technical professional team,  led  by  an  Executive  Director.  The  Executive  Director  and  the  Heads  of Departments together form  the  Management  Team  that  coordinates programme design and implementation. The Management  Team also provides leadership and technical competency for resource mobilization and management.

The supreme decision making organ of MYWO is the General Assembly of members which ordinarily meets on an annual basis (Annual General Meeting) to transact its business. The National Executive Council (NEC) is responsible for governance, dealing with policy direction and oversight.

Over the years, this organization has accumulated a wealth of experience in the management of development projects and, diversified and expanded its vision and mission to encompass community concerns.

MYWO's past main programmes were: Reproductive Health, Women & Development, Economic Empowerment, Education, HIV & AIDS, Gender & Governance and Research & Development.

Saturday, 08 October 2011 13:31

Support Us

Established in 1952, Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organization (MYWO) is a non-profit voluntary women's organization with a mission to improve the quality of life of the rural communities especially women and youth in Kenya.

Join us today as partners, fellow ambassadors or crusaders in quest for a better life for the women in Kenya and all over the world!

We Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organization (MYWO) are now more than ever energized to continue empowering women all over Kenya through different ways including equipping them with skills to encourage entrepreneurship for example, weaving, hand loom, cooking among others.

You may not change the whole world but you can change one woman’s life in your own small or big way anywhere in the country because we MYWO are alive and vibrant all over Kenya!We seek from you any form of donations which could be your time, skills, ideas, money, materials to help reach out to the woman deep in the grass root who counts on us MYWO to make her life better.

Sponsorship provides resources that go into programs and projects identified to target specific areas, custom made to suit the immediate community’s needs with impartiality.Feel free to talk to us as well as ask us more about our organization's activities, projects and programs any time. Your support will be highly appreciated, simply contact us:

 

The Chairman

Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organization (MYWO)

Maendeleo House

Loita-Monrovia Street

P.O. Box 44412-00100

Tel: 2222095/ 2252210/ 224293

Fax: 2249399

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

NAIROBI, KENYA


Saturday, 08 October 2011 13:24

Become a Member

MYWO membership is open to all women. Registration for membership is currently ongoing. The membership rates are as follows:

Individual membership is Kshs. 100/= 

Life membership is Kshs. 1,100/= ,

Group affiliation is Kshs. 2,000/= and

Diaspora membership is $50 (USD).

(All cash should be deposited in either of the below bank accounts and the deposit slip forwarded to MYWO-Accounts office-for issuance of cards and certificates.)


 Bank: Barclays Bank of Kenya.                                                       Bank: Kenya Commercial Bank

Account name: Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organization            Account name: Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organization

Account Number: 0948219999                                                                           Account Number: 1146825226

Branch: Queensway Branch                                                               Branch: University Way

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