Kombii Nanjalah has extensive experience as a union activist, youth advocacy worker, and community organizer. She has served for 9 years as a shop steward with BCGEU Local 003, and has also served as a Member at Large on its local executive for four years. Kombii is also currently on the COPE Executive as a Member at Large.
In Nairobi, Kombii organized low-income women and youth and built a youth soccer movement of over one million children, where she was awarded with the Kenya’s President youth Award. Currently, she supports mentally and physically challenged children working as a Community Health Care Worker at BACI and Strive Living Society. The executive Director at African Great Lakes Networking Foundation, that focuses on refugees to integrate smoothly into the Canadian society, particularly from the African Great Lakes Region, with support, services and referrals, with increased support for women and youth empowerment through education, Culture, sports and music.
As a COPE candidate for Vancouver School Board, her commitments are to combat racism and discrimination in schools, work places and in the community, ensuring, every child in the public school system receives the attention they need, small class sizes, with special attention to newcomer children and children with special needs. Driven by a passion for empowering youth, especial concerns on accessibility to proper education for children living in poverty, housing for middle class, citizens/seniors, mental health and addictions problems.
Kombii Nanjalah joined Spice Radio for an in-depth talk about his experience. Listen to the full interview below: