Kenya’s leading travel agency, Expeditions Maasai Safaris, has today gifted Nelly Cheboi and her mother a free holiday.
This comes hours after Nelly was named the 2022 CNN Hero of the year following her outstanding philanthropic service to the society.
She was honoured for her efforts in providing computer training for rural Kenya schoolchildren through her non-profit TechLit Africa.
To this end , a Kenyan top Tours and travels Company, has offered to give her a token of free holiday Trip to a place of her choice.
‘’We are extremely proud of you not only for your award but also for your many years of supporting digital literacy among our Kenyan youths. As you put it, your mum has been your biggest inspiration and played a big role in making you the hero we are celebrating today. As an inspiration to other young people, we also want to step in and help you say Asante Mzazi with this token of a free holiday.’’ Karema, the Expeditions Maasai Safaris CEO while announcing the holiday gift on his Facebook page.
This appreciation is as a result of a recently introduced program by Expeditions Maasai Safaris known as #AsanteMzazinaExpeditionsMaasaiSafaris, a holiday packages to enable thousands of Kenyans to appreciate their parents with a holiday of their choice.
‘’We know how hard it is as a young person to see your parents grow old and not be able to reward them for their sacrifices. That’s why we want every Kenyan to take advantage of our flexible Commit Kidogo Kidogo payment plan and appreciate their parents when they are here with us.’’ said Pancras Karema.
As CNN Hero of the Year, Cheboi will receive $100,000 to expand her work. She and the other top 10 CNN Heroes honored at Sunday’s gala all receive a $10,000 cash award and, for the first time, additional grants, organizational training and support from The Elevate Prize Foundation through a new collaboration with CNN Heroes. Nelly will also be named an Elevate Prize winner, which comes with a $300,000 grant and additional support worth $200,000 for her nonprofit.
TechLit Africa currently serves 10 schools and Cheboi hopes to be in 100 more within a year.
The event was hosted at the American Museum of Natural History where Nelly emerged the winner in a pool of 10 other contestants.