The amazing Cecily Mwaniki is a name that puts a smile on the faces of many people who have lived in Reading, Berkshire for very many years

The multi-talented community leader is passionate about community development and the importance of people working together, growing together and supporting each other.

Cecily is also The Founder of  The Utiluvu Womens association in Reading. This gret organisation continues to grow from strength to strength.

Cecily will be launching a new book called  “TOOLS TO GET BY IN LIFE” at Hexham Road Community centre, 1A Bamburgh Close, Reading RG2 7UD from 5pm to 8.30p.m ON SATURDAY THE 2ND OF JULY







My passion is to inspire and empower women and young people succeed by supporting them focus on what matters to them. I support them build and expand their capacity to develop skills, knowledge and positive attitudes that enable them fulfill their potential to not only benefit themselves but also their families and the communities in which they live in. I do this by organizing workshops/trainings, conferences, 1to 1 meetings and even recommending useful books to read as well writing books.

You may not want to build an empire like many men and women have but I just know every woman wants that extra-ordinary life built around their values, their freedom and their families. I have published five books and a number of articles in different topics including women: Health & Wealth; Effective networking; Happy relationship dilemma; Financial well-being.

On a more personal note, I am happily married with two children and I have first hand experience of balancing family, education, work, career and community work. My personal time is special to me, especially spending quality time with my family and my ‘’alone’’ time to recharge my batteries. I take pleasure in networking, travelling, reading and writing.

My professional background, being bilingual (English, Swahili and Kikuyu) and having seen a need and value to empower women and young people, I did a degree in Women Studies after leaving my teaching career. I took another degree in Substance Use and Misuse and a Masters in Public Health and Health Promotion. I have done a number of professional studies including Equality & Diversity, Chartered Management, Project Management. My eight years experience working with women and men who have gone through the Оrlando web designCriminal Justice System and struggling with substance use & misuse gave me an insight of how life’s issues can be challenging and how important social networks and family are in dealing with them. This greatly motivated me to founding the ‘’UTULIVU’’ Organisation which in 2011 got the Queens Award for voluntary service among other seven organisations in Berkshire UK.This earned me the opportunity of being invited to Burkingham Palace for tea with the Queen at her annual Tea Garden Party and to celebrate her Golden Jubilee the following year.This was a life changing experience.

Having migrated from Kenya to UK, I just know how important social networks are in achieving /fulfilling your potential without fire fighting or making obvious mistakes because you don’t know how. Social network has definitely worked for me. My mission is therefore to empower you by equipping you with the necessary skills to fulfilling your potential and make the most needed change while meeting the most wanting needs in the society and the world at large.

My motto in life has always been Aspiring To Inspire Before I Expire. Why not get in touch with us and be inspired, empowered and soar like an Eagle? You have what it takes.

We know the Secrets to Your Success and will support you create it around your values, family and time.


About Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez

Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez is an International Award Winner, Published Author & Poet, Broadcast Journalist, MC and Youth Empowerment Consultant . He is also The CEO of AFRICA4U and The Founder of Africans in The Diaspora People also see him as a Cultural and Social entrepreneur, which means he is skilled in working with many different communities, bringing people together in successful focused events. Tony has organised many cultural events …involving both BME and mainstream communities. He is skilled in hosting events that reinforce community cohesion and bringing different kinds of people together. He has organised events in The UK, The U.S.A, Holland, Germany, Romania, Malta and Nigeria and has visited over 22 European Countries. Tony has also organised The Black History Month Celebrations at The UK House of Parliament for over five years in a row He continues to promote the true life and success stories of Africans in Europe and Africans around the world and has organised several small scale literary and awards initiatives aimed at empowering young people. He has also spent time as an International broadcaster and was The Producer and Presenter for AFRICA4U International Radio Talk Show at Reading4u Radio Station for nearly three years. Tony has interviewed high profile Members of Parliament, Distinguished celebrities and some of Africas best musicians including Ivonne Chaka Chaka and Kanda Bongoman. He has also been a guest on BBC Radio on numerous occasions to discuss the community cohesion events he organises at UK House of Parliament and also to recite some of his published work in memory of Nelson Mandela, 50 Years Anniversary of The race relations act and major community issues. Tony has also a Guest on popular Radio stations in Nigeria and The States In the last few years he has been very passionate about Youth empowerment, community cohesion and cultural intelligence. Tony was born in South London and has lived in several parts of England and Nigeria . He started writing at the tender age of nine, a habit he expressed with creative enthusiasm. Tony writes Poetry, short stories and proverbs on personal development. He is currently working on his 4th book which will also be his first novel. He is also into Public Speaking at Special events and Social functions and is a Mentor for young people in the UK Community. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at The University of Lagos, Nigeria in English and World Literature. He later went on to attain a teaching qualification at The Frances King International Training Institute, South Kensington London, it was here he studied Teaching English as a Foreign Language. He also studied Web Design at The City University in London. He published his first book in June 1999 called “The Beauty in the Dark” (A Collection of Poetry which received critical acclamation in many circles around the world). .Tony’s aim in life is to inspire the young generation and to encourage the youth to make the very best of their dreams and aspirations,. He published a 2nd book in June 2009 called ” The Sound of Running Water” – A Family gift book of proverbs and quotations on Personal Development and Positive Thinking . In December 2009, he published his 3rd book called “One Moment of Peace”.- A collection of Poetry inspired by personal experiences and spiritual growth. Besides the fact that the Artist has won International online awards, he is mostly inspired by Life experience, love, music and cultural awareness. He was Resident Poet at the 5th London Poetry Festival in 2009 and has been a guest on BBC Radio on very many occassions including The famous Anne Diamond Show. He has also been a guest on a few SKY TV stations and several International Radio Stations around The World
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