To be close to the rural communities we serve, the Kenyan Team is based in Narok, a rural community west of Nairobi. Today, they currently oversee programs in 15 Counties and working toward expanding into 12 more.
CHARLES WAIGI, Board Chairman
Raised in Kenya, educated in USA at Williams College, and a graduate degree in Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He served as an Assistant Secretary in the Trade and Economic Division of Kenya’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Central Bank of Kenya and Kenya’s Industrial and Commercial Development Corporation (ICDC). In 1999, Charles and his wife Teresia, a teacher, founded the Jeremy Academy in Limuru, Kenya. With the help of Asante Africa Foundation and other donors, this tiny nursery and primary school that began in the couple’s backyard has grown into the best school among twenty-one in their zone.
MOSES NGWARE, Director & Board Secretary
Moses has been a research scientist at the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) since 2007. His current research and policy work interests are in quality and access to education in Africa; in particular teaching and learning processes, and learning outcomes.
He has published or contributed to more than 20 research papers in peer reviewed journals; and more than 15 working discussion papers on topical issues in education. Moses has an MPhil and a PhD in Economics of Education.
HITAL MURAJ, Director
Hital is a Manager of Corporate Affairs at Cisco Systems, Kenya and has worked at Cisco for seven years. Previously, Hital maintained tenure at Microsoft. She received recognition from Microsoft for advancing technology for developing communities and has been nominated as one of Kenya’s top most powerful women under 40 for two consecutive years.
Her hard work has earned her awards such as Global Ambassador for Youth from Usher’s New Look Foundation, Cisco’s diversity Ambassador for Middle East Africa, Catalyst Award, and Champion Award from Cisco.
JOEL ZAKAYO NCHOE, Director
Advocate Joel Nchoe has 20+ years as an educator having worked with the Kenyan Ministry of Education in various capacities as a teacher, headmaster, and school inspector and later an education officer in Narok, Kenya.
Joel has been a practicing advocate for the last 11 years and is currently the senior legal advisor of the Kenya Assemblies of God churches in Kenya.
FRED LESAKALE, Country Program Manager
Fred Lesakale began his career working with rural communities in Northern Kenya on projects and programs identified and prioritized by the target communities.
His accomplishments include child sponsorship projects supported by World Vision and Child Fund, and several community empowerment projects supported by partners such as Tear Fund, Bernard Van Leer Foundation, Mennonite Central Committee, Ten Thousand Villages, British High Commission and National Aids Control Council.
BOB OTIGO, Finance and Operations Manager
Bob holds a bachelor of commerce and finance option degree from Masinde Muliro University Kenya and is a Certified public Accountant (CPAK) Finalist from Vision Institute of Professional. Bob has worked with the National Council of Churches of Kenya and at Kakuma refugee camp under refugee services sponsored by UNHCR.
He is passionate about improving the livelihood of youth and community as a whole by empowering them through leadership and education.
CAROLYNE SUNTE, Girls' Advancement Program Associate
Carolyne is a young entrepreneur with a seemingly insatiable appetite for starting youth groups to help educate her largely Maasai community. She studied at St. Mary’s Girls’ Secondary School in Narok town and ambitious to one day become a renowned journalist.
She is currently working as an intern in our Girls Empowerment program as well as being a mentor to Girls Saving Club at St Mary Primary Boarding School in Narok.
ANNE MUENI MULI, LEI Program Coordinator
Anne completed her degree in Purchasing and Supplies Management from Kisii University in December of 2015. She completed additional coursework towards Certified Public Accountancy to assist her in her dream to become a business manager.
She credits her supporters and her own determination in traversing the roadblocks that stood in her way.
ANDERSON HUSSEIN, Scholarship Associate
Anderson is an alumni of Asante Africa Foundation’s Leadership Entrepreneurship Incubator. He has impact well over 2000 lives in his last three years thorugh entrepreneurship, his leadership roles, and his mentoring of younger youth.
He is skilled in conduction, public debate training, and leadership training, including dream mapping and exam preparation.
STEVE UMILE, Alumni Staff
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SAMOSON NYONGESA, Alumni Staff
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