Ambassadors of the European Year

Wilson Kirwa

Wilson Kirwa


I grew up in a rural area of Kenya and came to Finland in 1997 with three t-shirts in a plastic bag. Through athletics I was able to become a Finnish National Champion and represent Finland internationally. My athletic career has helped me to branch into other areas such as motivational speaking, storytelling, writing and coaching. I am now a Finnish citizen, ambassador for World Vision Finland and Fair Trade Finland.

Aim for the EY 2010
My aim for the European Year is to make the Finnish public aware of the issue of poverty and exclusion within Finland as well as the EU by using my connections within the Finnish government, NGO’s and the media. 

I became an ambassador to make a difference at home and abroad.

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