My name is Diana Kami, born in Dar es salaam, Tanzania in 1992. I started my education at Jeshini primary school, then Swilla secondary school for my O-level education and Loyola high school for my A-level education. I graduated with a Diploma in mechanical engineering at Dar es salaam Institute of Technology in 2014. I’m currently a second year student at University of Dar es salaam studying Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
In 2011, when I had just graduated high school, I joined other youths for MAGIS 2011 and World Youth Day (WYD) in Spain. On returning back home in Tanzania, I was elected the Organizing Secretary of the MAGIS group in my country, a position I still hold.
In June 2014, I was invited for the CYNESA Summit in Nairobi, I knew quite little about it but after the summit , I committed myself to CYNESA and was later appointed as Program Manager in my Country.
In between my studies and CYNESA volunteering, I also engaged myself in fashion and modelling. In 2015 I represented my country in Miss Heritage International 2015/2016 in Chandghar, India and was crowned Miss heritage Africa 2015/2016 and got the chance to also be the ambassador for weforwe global campaign, a women empowerment campaign all over the world.
Through CYNESA, I learnt-and I’m still learning a lot about my faith and the action in my environment. The way to respect, protect and preach to other youth about CYNESA and our mission in caring for creation. We’ve had successful events including Dar es Salaam beach cleaning, tree planting as well as working with other youth organizations which have the same goals as CYNESA.
This year-2016, our main goal is to grow the network by adding more young Catholics to our team of volunteers and to design more interactive programs that will boost the youths’ voice in the sustainability dialogue. We also aim to connect and collaborate more with the CYNESA networks so that together we can continue to pursue a green sustainable Africa.