Your name and what do you do?
My Name is Kaif Mansur Bagha and I work as an Accountant at Corner Garage Group
How many charity organization are you part of?
Am a part of 2 Charity Organization:-
Dear Diary Initiatives – The Dear Diary Initiatives Kenya is a community based not for profit making campaign that was established in 2011 to advocate for the rights and welfare of people with disability. Among other activities the dear diary initiatives has been advocating for the rights of disabled people locally, it has been involved in sensitization on the community through arts on disability and support disabled people who have been neglected by their families or whose families are not at a position to cater for their basic need and medication. Currently it has supported more that fifteen disabled individuals. The organizations Mission is to Inform, Educate and Empower the community on disability issues through the medium of discussion, performing arts, peer education, counseling and workshops.
The organization has a strong team of individuals whom in spite of them being disable they are willing to contribute their expertise to make the communication strategy of the initiative
coming into reality. It also has willing supporters, financers, donors and friends willing to see the project a reality.
The organization is looking forward to institute itself into a continuous initiative, looking
after its awareness, sensitization and advocacy project in a professional manner with
professional input to make the society a better place for the disabled.
Service To Humanity – This is an organization that was formed in 2016 and is made up of several individuals from different fields and organization as well e.g MCCBO,Life In Mombasa who have come together to help out in the society although so far only two projects have taken place :-
The world disabled day 2016 – The organization helped out in packing of snacks, drink, refreshments and sweets for almost 600 individuals, also assisted the County Government Traffic Department and The Kenya Police Traffic in traffic movement
Funds For Mahmoud Moh’d – The organization came to the aid of this legend a footballer who once played for the Kenyan National Soccer Team in raising funds for his surgery which is to take place in India.
In Shaa Allah this organization will help in many more projects to come as and when needed.
Why do you volunteer?
I volunteer because it’s one thing that I love doing. Helping and giving back to the society no matter how small or big it is.
How many times a week do devote your time to volunteering?
Am on standby seven days a week unless there are circumstances.
What are the challenges you face as a volunteer?
The challenges I face as a volunteer is that at times the society thinks that when one volunteers it’s either to gain fame or it thinks one is showing off. But I do it purely from my heart.
What special skills you possess that helps you as a volunteer?
Well a soft heart, I simply cannot just stand and watch someone suffering even if it is on the road I will help no matter how I can at times I would end up in tears and the willingness to volunteer.
Tell us an experience from your volunteer experience that keeps you volunteering?
Well when I was in school there was a time I had gone with Rotarians for a free medical camp in a rural area. The faces of the unfortunate before and after being helped was a totally different image. And since then I told myself I should keep doing this In Shaa Allah till when I can.
Who are your role models that you look up to?
My dad – He is always volunteering in the community during functions I guess that’s where some of volunteering instincts come from.
My Bro Elcaboos – He is one person who always likes giving back to the society no matter how small or big it is, it is one of his traits that makes him my role model. With him that’s not all. He is one person who has been on my side since when I first met him two years ago. His way of doing things is what really amazes me – God give him a long life.
Do you see yourself volunteering internationally?
Wow that would be a dream come true. It would be a dream come true cos not only will I be giving back to the local society but internationally as well because it’s not only people who are close around you that need help but others as well. True there are volunteer groups outside as well, but it would be an honour working shoulder to shoulder from someone internationally.
I also want to thank and appreciate all those who have always been with me at times when volunteerism is required, the several companies and individuals who support us in any way they can.
I would really like and love if more of us could join in and help at times when needed.
Service To Humanity. Yes, We Can..