In Kenya, where 42 percent live in poverty, Scientology Volunteer Minister Daniel Okello is helping people overcome hardships and build better lives. Watch his story on the Scientology Network
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /CitizenWire/ -- Voices for Humanity on the Scientology Network documents the work of Scientology Volunteer Minister Daniel Okello whose grassroots program is creating a brighter future where before there was only despair.
Born in Kenya, a country rich in resources but mired in poverty and crime, Okello's passion to help began as a child when neighbors rescued him and his family from their home as it went up in flames.
Already steeped in the indigenous Luo culture, which he describes in an interview in Freedom Magazine as instilling "values of brotherhood, providing for one's family, living a life of sharing, caring for one's community," this act of friendship inspired Okello to dedicate his life to serving others.
After graduating from college, he opened a business school to help others learn the skills they would need to succeed. While searching the internet for an effective method to help his students improve their ability to learn, he discovered the Scientology Volunteer Ministers program.
With the results he achieved from what he learned, Okello realized he had found the tools Kenyans need to address the societal ills that plague their country. He delivers Volunteer Minister seminars throughout the country, helping strengthen education in schools, productivity in businesses, and morals and ethics in penitentiaries.
"My goal is to bring civilization to my people so we can have a society that is good to live in," he says in his episode of Voices for Humanity.
For his outstanding work, Scientology ecclesiastical leader Mr. David Miscavige presented Okello with the prestigious Freedom Medal of the International Association of Scientologists.
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