Godliver Nanjira Omondi is a Kenyan by birth. A wife,
mother and a kind hearted woman, passionate about touching hearts, go getter
and social. I am a nominated senator representing people with disabilities in
the Kenyan senate

WHAT
FUELS ME?

Acceptance; – Been a girl born and raised in a village,
a remote society with no access to proper accessible and standardized disability
and health facilities. A rural place where people didn’t exercise rights in
humanity and so I was discriminated because of my condition as a disabled
person.

MY
GREATEST INFLUENCE:

Believe. Having a belief in the bible and what God
has passed me through, I have no doubt that God lives and all that I have been
able to achieve is by his faith and love and that’s what keeps me stronger day
by day.

MY
TOP THREE ROLE MODELS:

She was a profound strong in heart and will woman, a
loving wife and a caring mother who when her husband died (my dad) she vowed not
be married and instead opted to stay home and raise me and my siblings.
Throughout my life I live to be grateful to all that you did to see me become a
woman I am today. May your sole rest in internal peace dear Mama. You showed me
love when everyone hated me and you stood with in those times that I fell and
no day u complained or cried but encouraged me to be stronger. From her
teachings I learnt to be good and loving to all.

Hon. Ellon Wameyo the late. He took the
responsibility of educating me… “Education is the most powerful weapon which
you can use to change the world- Nelson Mandela.” With the education you
provided me with am grateful I have been able to change a lot within me and far
beyond.

I have a great admiration in Idda Odinga. During her
husband’s detention she portrays a strength so extraordinary and a true will of
a loving and caring wife. The strength of a woman.

IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS…..

Being the founder and president of the Godliver
Omondi Foundation I see me and the entire community of the foundation as a one
local-international community touching lives and bringing change to the globe.
I see an encouraged community of persons living with disability accessing good
health in much modernized facilities and a zero polio nation. Also that they
are self-sufficient and are economically empowered.

THE
AFRICAN WOMAN’S CHALLENGE:

Lack of proper and formal education. Most of the
young girls and women in general do not acquire quality education thus
rendering them incompetent to the society. Beliefs and traditions that are
outdated hinder our girls and women from been informed on their rights.  

WHAT
I DO TO RELAX:

Mostly while relaxing am with my family and also I
like reading and watching movies as well.

MY   –  
I.C.E. [INSPIRE|CELEBRATE|EMPOWER] VISION

Today, what the world needs is strong women. A
diversity of people, a diversity of experience and a diversity of thought and
so is the time as women to be celebrated in all forms of diversity.

 MY AFRICAN UNION PLANS:

Information, women in the African continent need to
be well informed and so there is need of an awareness campaign to help them
know their rights and civic education.

With the Godliver Omondi Foundation in place, I
believe I will be able to nurture talents, empower the young girls and women in
the society and come up with a well-organized system to help support education
in the society. With a wise team, I see a powerful, wise and intelligent woman
whose input to the society will be unmeasurable. A difference is what we bring
in advocating for the helpless and fearful, in solidarity I will fight for the
rights of persons with disability and the public in general.

FINAL
WORDS OF ADVICE:

Do not imitate, always believe in yourself. When you
are out there following your heart make sure you take your brains with you. We
are all the same in the eyes of the Lord and the only disability in life is a
bad attitude.