Christine Sabdio Roba
Christine Sabdio Roba is a development program specialist with five years of experience in social protection, and female empowerment. She is mostly involved in mentoring young girls in education, life skills, and capacity building for livelihood generation. Christine is currently working as a project officer for Mercy Corps-Kenya and is responsible for technical oversight and management of the Girls Improving Resilience with Livelihood (GIRL) program, a nine-month adolescent girl personal agency empowerment safe space model. As a GIRL officer, she recently launched a back-to-school campaign which led to 60 young women enrolling in formal education. Christine also writes about issues affecting marginalized pastoralist girls in World Pulse where she is also an ambassador, vocal contributor, and featured storyteller. One of her stories on the importance of girls' education was published in Times New York Magazine in September 2016. Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Christine plans to continue her girls' empowerment work with a primary focus on education, mentorship, and advocacy against harmful cultural practices.