Krystle Kabare, born in 1987, was a gifted student. She excelled in her studies at both the Aga Khan Primary school and the Mt. Kenya Academy and was awarded a scholarship at Rabun Gab Nacoochee in Atlanta, Georgia (USA) for her high school education. She then went on to attain a degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Agnes Scott College in the USA before rounding out her academic achievements with a Master of Science in Peace and Development Studies in Sweden.
In her career, she worked for HelpAge International and later at Development Pathways Kenya, where she developed a passion for human rights and development while working as a Social Policy Specialist. She had a keen interest in helping persons living with disabilities and it is this interest that is the inspiration for the Krystle Kabare Scholarship.
She was such a shining presence – a jewel sparkling in the sun,
Full of joy and brightness and a wonderful sense of fun.
An incredible human being, filled with kindness and with good,
Her spirit was unwavering and her message understood.
A dedicated colleague, who devoted her whole life,
To those in need who suffer most from poverty and from strife.
A friend transcending boundaries of nationhood or race,
She welcomed all who crossed her path with sympathy and with grace.
And how we all will miss her – the bright smile and gentle voice,
Her cheery being in itself gave us reason to rejoice.
We thank her now together as on wings of angels she departs,
Knowing that we hold her ever close, embedded in our hearts.