Chair of Communications Committee
Albert Migowa is a trained Counseling Psychologist. As a Psychologist, he is able to understand the emotions and feelings of people thereby able to communicate effectively. Additionally, Albert is a counselor with the Red Cross and is the deputy team lead of counselors in Nairobi County. Additionally, he has established a team of counselors at the Red Cross Karen Lang’ata Branch. Albert has been part of mental health projects with nationwide profiles. He has offered psycho-social support to people in quarantine. His area of operation was Corat Africa and in the recent past Cooperative University. This was under a project supported by UNICEF and implemented by the Red Cross and the Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS).
Moreover, He also offered psycho-social support to health care workers in Lang’ata Sub-County. This was under a project supported by the European Union, Red Cross and African Medical Research Foundation (AMREF).Albert has held one on one session’s with the elderly, young mothers. Persons with Disability and young men. These target groups are drawn from the wider Mukuru slum area in Nairobi. Albert is also part of a school program by the Red Cross Nairobi County. His role has been giving mental health talks, and offering one on one sessions to the students on a needs basis. Some of the schools he has had sessions in include Lenana high school, Kabete Vet lab, Nairobi school and star of hope in Viwandani Mukuru area. Albert was part of the “Young Men Resilience Program”, in which he offered one on one counseling, group therapy and holding mentorship sessions, where he conducted mental health talks on numerous topics such as stress, problem solving, decision making etc. This program was in the wider Mukuru area and was targeting young men between 17-30 years suffering from alcohol and substance abuse.
Presently Albert is a mentor, in the Presidential Digitalent Program (PDP) under the ICT authority. He has been a mentor in the program since 2017. He is mentoring cohort VI. To date he has mentored 8 ICT graduates in the program. Moreover, he equips the mentees with life skills and offers carrier guidance. Albert is also a mentor with the Emerging Leaders Foundation Africa. Currently, Albert is an Emotional Intelligence Facilitator. He is a member of Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence Network. To date, Albert has facilitated sessions for over 2000 individuals. Key institutions where Emotional Intelligence sessions have been held include Emerging Leaders foundation, Kamiti Maximum Prison, Siasa Place, Rotaract Lang’ata, Kenya Red Cross, National Youth Council (NYC), Internet Society of Kenya (ISOC Kenya) Coderina, Thriving Families Kenya, Awareness 360, and KNATCOM UNESCO. Albert is an Emotional and Psychosocial support consultant. Albert has collaborated with the Columbia Global centers Nairobi in developing a program series titled “Enhancing wellness with Emotional Intelligence, that is streamed to a global audience monthly. He is a Community Advisory Board member under a project being implemented by Columbia University. Presently, Albert is an Advisory board member of Doctors live an online therapy platform. He was nominated for the Volunteer Of the Year Award 2021 under the Category of COVID-19, for his work on Mental health. Additionaly,He was also nominated for the Utumishi Bora Awards 2022 under the category mentorship