Transforming Communities

Our Approach

Transformation begins at the grassroots and must come from within local communities.

We take a bottom up approach in working with ethical leaders (Women with Mana) at the grassroots of Kenyan society.

Manasprings gives that energising spark that encourages women leaders to continue to reach out within their communities to see positive change within the lives of people they directly help.

Manasprings foundation is ethical leadership. Everything that Manasprings does is built on the solid, immovable, irrevocable and unquestionable foundation of Ethical Leadership; the type of leadership that is truthful, transparent, fair and just – that always seeks to encourage, strengthen and transform.

We respect and support the role of women within leadership.

Our approach today and into the future is to:

  • Work directly with leaders to CONNECT, INSPIRE, and LEARN within a local chapter, at county and regional levels… and then at an annual national event in Kenya and other African nations.
  • Connect men and women from all spheres of business, not for profit, government and civil society, from around the world, with women community leaders in Kenya and across Africa.

Why is this support so important to helping vulnerable and marginalised children, women and families in Kenya and across Africa? Simply, because leaders who sincerely care for others, are able to influence for good.

"Mana is simply how you care for other people"

Our Influence

Together we can transform communities in Kenya and across Africa.

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together - African Proverb

Transformation starts to happen with the desire for a better life for oneself and others. And when we encourage women and men, boys and girls to see their strengths and values, then hope is renewed and life can begin to look so much better.

Manasprings sees the potential and the strengths in others, sometimes before they see it in themselves.

We influence women leaders. We facilitate connections with strong local organisations. We build up the capacity of not for profits. And we strengthen women who are making a real difference in their communities.

Strengthening local leaders and their community organisations is a priority. Why?

Simply, because ethical local leaders…

  • Understand the heartbeat of the community better than anyone.
  • Live and work directly with the vulnerable and disadvantaged.
  • Experience first hand the challenges facing people living in poverty and try their very best to bring solutions.
  • Share their knowledge and skills with other ethical leaders.

Our Future

Healthy, vibrant communities led by ethical leaders, well able to influence sustainable solutions for positive change.

The positive change that Manasprings envisions is in four key areas:

  • Education

    Education is key to development … quality education, where children and teachers are respected; where learning is valued, and children receive the individual attention and guidance required to shape their future lives.

    “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
    Nelson Mandela (Madiba)

  • Enterprise

    Enterprise is key to development … where women are supported to grow their own enterprises. Women across Kenya and Africa are hard working and entrepreneurial. When you empower a woman, you empower a nation.

    “We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it.”
    Barack Obama

  • Equality

    Equality is key to development … where irrespective of gender, age, ethnicity, religion, ability, education and socio-economic differences, there resides a healthy respect for one another, access to opportunities, equity of justice, and kindness that extends to others.

    “Kindness is a language which the blind can see and the deaf can hear.”
    African Proverb

  • Environment

    Environmental action is key to development … the fight against deforestation, soil erosion, water shortages and degraded water quality, air pollution, domestic and industrial waste, wildlife poaching and domesticated animal abuse.

    “It’s the little things citizens do that will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees. What’s your little thing?”
    Wangari Maathai

Manasprings champions women in leadership who are directly working in these four key areas.
We’d love you to get in touch with us should your organisation be involved in one of these four areas.