Together we are strong

Mary Koikai

Mary Koikai-Welter is a married mom to 3 young children.  She currently resides in France after living in Germany for 7 years, where she first came to after leaving her home country Kenya at a young age of 19. She’s a certified English teacher and owns a sole proprietorship business, teaching English as a Foreign Language.  She currently offers private lessons for kids, where she uses the “Learning through play” method that focuses on facilitating the learning process through fun activities such as games, songs and stories.

She also has a passion for entrepreneurship and has in the past ventured into different businesses in the beauty and fashion industry. Her other passions include photography, cookery, interior decor, African fashion, health & nutrition and personal development. Her dream is to lead a successful business related to at least one of her interests and that will, one way or another, support communities back in Africa.

Mary is an AWE Administrator and helps moderate the website as well as organize events. Her message to African women in the Diaspora…..”The African woman is not only dynamic and hard working but also very brilliant but doesn’t often get the appreciation she deserves. We should not let these virtues be tarnished by racism, sexism and classicism and let that become our excuse but use that as our motivation. We need to magnify our positive virtues by using platforms such as AWE to network, exchange ideas, support and empower each other. Together we can fight stereotyping that we endure from being different, inspire one another and contribute actively towards our personal development and that of our entire continent. ” 



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