Brenda Jepkorir

KuZa Program Assistant

Sharp Perceptions

Background
I am a trained psychologist and a graduate of the University of Nairobi, the founder of Sharp Perceptions and I have over 3000 hours of counselling Experience. I am further trained in mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and in Vipassana meditation. Other than running Sharp Perceptions, I have provided leadership in Gender based violence recovery programmes in Northeastern Kenya, epilepsy support programme in Nairobi, coordinated mental health and psychosocial support programme in Kakuma refugee camp and I have provided executive support and coaching to women in leadership.

What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about helping individuals and communities heal, shift their perceptions, and find a healthy balance in their lives.

Why Vizazi?
I admire and love to be a part of Vizazi’s approach to mental wellness. Not only is systemic therapy used with clients, but the approach extends to the community with a focus on the youth. This I think is powerful given some of the social trauma that the society has and continues to experience. The founder Wendy De Macker has been a great mentor to me in the aspects of establishing professionalism in my practice as a therapist. KuZa program seeks to empower young professionals in the same way, and it is a great joy for me to be a part of this process.

How do you want to make a difference in Vizazi?
I am very thoughtful and creative. I have a background in trauma work, and I have watched the growth of Vizazi. I wish to contribute with my unique perspectives and way of thinking. I hope that the already powerful programs can have keep a trauma informed perspective with aspects of my creativity. I hope to be the energy that keeps the dream of Vizazi alive through the work we do and plan for.