Helping his community to access safe drinking water, better nutrition, and training opportunities is what motivates David Kakiakia in his role as ChildFund Kiribati's programmes director. The father of two's passion for seeing young people thrive stems back to his teenage years when he volunteered as the president on the Kiribati Institute of Technology student association.
David started working for ChildFund in 2017 when the ChildFund Kiribati team was established. He has progressed from programme coordinator and works across all of ChildFund Kiribati's projects including the youth learning programme, positive parenting, community water and sanitation awareness outreach and more recently, the distribution of solar water distillation units and solar water purifiers.
Read more about ChildFund's work in Kiribati here.
Read David's interview with Radio New Zealand on World Water Day here