Hi! I’m Salha Kaitesi, a self-taught blogger and social entrepreneur who runs Teakisi.
Teakisi initially started as an African women’s blog with the platform receiving over 2 million hits annually. It adapted over time and in 2020 became a Community Interest Company. Teakisi benefits the community and the collaborations that it achieves. So it’s nice to have Tribe Tesi as my personal space where I can express myself. You can expect my thoughts and ideas on a variety of subjects. Having been a blogger for more than 11 years, I can’t wait to share my blogs with you all.
Before arriving as a teenager and settling here in the north east of England, my formative and early years happened in Rwanda – the “land of a thousand hills”. My motherland’s history means that myself and my fellow Rwandese are forever touched by the atrocities of 1994.
Having a close knit family means the world to me and I still thrive on having that whenever I revisit Rwanda and Africa. I’m a proud Mum to my gorgeous son Kimi who is doing so well (Alhamdulilah). As well as volleyball he plays basketball too. Sport is such an interest that sometimes I have to remind him about his education too! We both live with my handsome husband who is a source of constant support behind the scenes. I couldn’t have asked for a better partner in life.
I am more than a blogger and mumpreneur; I am a motivational speaker, event organiser, website developer, social media and digital skills facilitator, community engagement collaborator who is proud to have worked with so many amazing people and brands in the region and around the world.
I enjoy my own peace and quiet, going to the movies, spending time with my main man in my life, dining out, hanging out with friends….. My educational background includes a BA in Politics & Sociology and a MA in International Politics (Globalisation, Poverty & Development) from Newcastle University, UK.
Empowering people is where my passion lies and I am available for freelance work and private consultations. You can reach me by visiting the ‘work with me’ tab or simply send me an email at email@example.com