The second edition of the most anticipated and celebrated youth awards in Kenya, the Top 35 Under 35 took place amid great cheer in Nairobi. Organised by the Youth Agenda and supported by Straight Talk Foundation Kenya, Government of Kenya through the Ministry of ICT and Youth Affairs, National Youth Council, ILO, Kenya Association of Manufacturers among others, was a great showcase of amazing youth with great influence and impact in Kenya through leadership, innovation, talent and practice.

The award branded as the Top 35 under 35 Awards targets to award exemplary youth across various sectors or categories. It takes place annually on International Youth Day (IYD). (Every year the world celebrates the International Youth Day on 12th August. Each year comes with its theme from the Global UN headquarters).

The awards are part of the major youth empowerment programme which is a complete mentorship and engagement of youth for a one-year period. The awarded youth undergo a six months mentorship at the Youth Agenda Leadership Academy and later linked to three mentees each from their original counties for a maximum of six months. In the midst of mentorship, the awardees also undertake a community service activity in one county. 

This year’s award winners will benefit from dedicated life-skills training from Straight Talk Foundation.