Jenifer Sitamili


Jenifer Sitamili is a poet, motivator, innovator and change maker from East Africa, Tanzania. She is presently a college student who has a passion for younger students and organize events where she has sessions with younger generations to help them become best versions of themselves.

1.Let’s meet you. Who is Jenifer….?

Jenifer is an ambitious young lady with a passion for writing who never allows her age to define her because she believes that age is just a number.

2. Who and what is your inspiration?

My inspiration is my mom who always reminds me to be myself and believe in what I do as well as all black girls who never let their age define them.

3. One accessory you can’t leave home without?

I can’t leave home without a wrist-watch because I love time management and I believe in working with time.

4. You are a motivational speaker and you have been to different schools to inspire and motivate girls. Any memorable experience and challenges?

Being in different schools made me meet a lot of girls with their own dreams and different life stories.

5. What do you do in your darkest moments?

I sing and dance

6. You had a project tagged “YOUTH ARISE WITH PUBLIC SPEAKING.” What was it about and what were you able to achieve with it?

YOUTH ARISE WITH PUBLIC SPEAKING is a platform which helps young girls and boys to stand up and speak for themselves and others about challenges, obstacles and ways to overcome them so as to achieve and fulfill their life desires and dreams.

7. You are an innovator. Can you share with us some of your innovations and innovative ideas?

During my secondary school days, I and my team were able to make products like pen pots, flower pots and cosmetics pots out of unwanted plastic bottles

8. What is that one thing you’ll like to change about yourself?

Nothing, I admire everything about myself and am grateful for being who I am.

9. What is the inspiration behind your writings and what do your poems border on?

Through my poems, I inspire youths to always stay true to themselves and be best versions of themselves and my poems border on different things like African culture, racism, love, as well plants protection.

10. If given the chance to be the President of Tanzania for a day, what will you change?

I will change the whole education system in Tanzania where I will let every child take what they have passion for from elementary school and grow up with it and not study many subjects as it is now.

11. You are a poet, motivator, innovator, agent of change and presently in college. How do you juggle all of these activities with your academics?

I’m good at managing my time, I write poems while am at college and carry out my social motivation work during holidays so that I can have enough time to spend in each category without affecting my time table.

12. Where do you see yourself/your brand in the next 5 years?

Actually, I think I’ll be in a stage where my poems and ideas will reach every person I target. With my hard work, I see myself being one of African authors who brought impact in people’s life and ideology.

13. If you were given the opportunity to address a group of girls five years younger than you, what will be your advice to them?

They should know what they want to do now and not in the future they should start working on their dreams now with the code of believing in themselves, knowing their value and power as girls.