Being a celebrity is obviously a very financially lucrative job, and often times, famous people want to give back to the community by starting foundations or donating to charities.
Several public figures have started their own non-profit organizations. Some of these celebrities’ charities work to preserve the environment, increase healthcare availability, empower youth through education and entrepreneurship among others.
Who is the most charitable Kenyan celebrity? Doreen Gatwiri tops our list. Despite her fame, wealth and packed schedules, this benevolent media girl likes to pay it forward by helping others-without making a big deal about it. Shes a bit more secretive about her philanthropy.
While most of the media girls in her age bracket seem to be primarily concerned with increasing their Instagram and Twitter following or inspiring sensational media headlines, this A-Lister has devoted a significant amount of her time and energy to charitable causes.
Most celebrity causes in Kenya lack the structure or long-term commitment to make a lasting difference. But that’s not the case with Doreen, she has chosen her cause faithfully, having a close heart for the less privileged and her passion being children. She is involved with personal and community charities work.
The former Ebru TV News presenter is an active member of an initiative in Kibera slums dubbed Young Single Mothers Empowerment Group (YSMEG) a platform that empowers young mothers through creating employment in Kibera slums.
Doreen has proven that she’s more than just a pretty face we’ve seen on TV. Her charity work goes beyond the occasional attendance at star studded galas and events. She’s a volunteer at the Kenya Girl Guide Association and the Nyumbani Children’s Home in Dagoretti Nairobi.
The media glitterati has committed to using her celebrity status to focus on the needs of the less privileged children in disenfranchised schools across Kenya.It is this passion for children that motivated her to starting a charity foundation dubbed DOREEN GATWIRI FOUNDATION that seeks to help enhancing education in underprivileged schools. The foundation is set to be launched soon.