Nelly Cheboi Overjoyed after Mum Gets US Visa to Attend CNN Gala: “She Got It”

  • The city of New York will not only host the philanthropist Nelly Cheboi but her mum as well since she has been cleared for travel by the US Embassy
  • Nelly took to Instagram to announce that her mum was granted the visa and the two will attend CNN Heroes Tribute gala on December 11
  • Nelly is among the 2022 CNN Heroes Awards nominees, a coveted global recognition for philanthropists helping humanity

Nelly Cheboi’s mum will be joining her for the CNN Heroes Tribute gala on December 11, in New York, after she got her visa from the US embassy.

Nelly Cheboi and her family members outside their iron sheet home (l) Mama Nelly who just got a visa (r). Photos: Nelly Cheboi.
Source: Instagram

Nelly’s mum was interviewed by US Embassy

Nelly’s mum had attended an interview at the embassy and the two were hopeful that she was going to get the all-important document.

The young lady who has changed the lives of her family and underprivileged children also shared a photo of her mum in an iron sheet house they lived in ten years ago.

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“My mom will be joining me in New York for the CNN Heroes Tribute gala on December 11th. This is when the winner will be announced – based mostly on your votes,” she said on her Instagram page.

CNN Heroes Award 2022 nominee

“She got the visa!” Nelly announced happily.

Nelly is among the people shortlisted for the 2022 CNN Hero of the Year Award. She needs votes to bring it home and you can vote for her 10 times every day.

You can vote for her by following the procedure.

5 Kenyan teens to serve humanity

It’s a good year for Kenyan philanthropists as five Kenyan teenagers have also been chosen to serve humanity for the rest of their lives in the Rise Challenge program.

The Rise Challenge Winners 2022 competed against 80,000 teens from all over the world; 500 were shortlisted for it while 100 made the cut.

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The challenge is part of a KSh 121 billion initiative by Eric and Wendy Schmidt to find and support global talent.

“An initiative of Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust, Rise is the anchor program of a $1 billion commitment from Eric and Wendy Schmidt to find and support global talent,” said Caroline Mutoko.

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