Six Kenyans are set to walk away with millions of shilling ultimately making them the new millionaires in town after they were recognised and chosen f
Six Kenyans are set to walk away with millions of shilling ultimately making them the new millionaires in town after they were recognised and chosen for Facebook’s first Community Leadership Program.
The participants, who are Facebook admins for various Facebook community groups, are set to take home a total of $1,250,000 ( KSh 125 million) for their various community efforts.
That will not be all for the lucky six as they will also grace the Community Leadership Program summit at Facebook Head Office at Menlo Park, California, USA.
The six participants who were picked alongside 109 others globally, will also receive training, support and funding to advance further positive social impact through the pages they run.
Facebook Community Leadership program is an initiative designed to support the leaders who are innovating ways to better support their communities through the giant social media platform.
The initiative, whose mission is to give people the power to build communities and bring the world closer together, announced 100 Facebook groups to represent 46 countries globally.
Six Kenyan Facebook groups made it to the list, making Kenya the only country in Africa with the highest number of groups chosen in two categories of winners; community leaders in residence and fellows.
Leaders in residence included the top five people granted the role of community leaders in residence, which is the highest category, and will each receive up to $1,000,000 (KSh 100 million) in funding to build communities.
Out of the other 100 Facebook fellows category, five Kenyans were selected and will be awarded up to $50,000 (KSh 5 million ) each for their various community efforts.