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.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dr. Asenath Maobe is a Lecturer and Head of the Department of Accounting and Finance in the School of Business and Economics, Kisii University, Kenya. She is a holder of an Honorary Title of Best Post Doc Fellow of UNESCO from East China Normal University (ECNU), 2020. She holds a Ph.D. in Finance, an MBA in Finance, a Postgraduate Degree in International Educational Policy, Leadership and Management, a Bachelor of Commerce-Accounting (Hons), a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA), and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya- ICPAK. Asenath is the incoming Asante Africa Foundation Board Treasurer, she comes on board with vast experiences from academia, research, banking, and state agencies’ board membership.
Abdikadir is from remote Samburu County. Abdi currently teaches Kiswahili and history at Mwangaza Muslim Mixed Day School in Maralal, Samburu County. He has worked hard to improve schools and to bring technology to the area.
For his efforts, Abdi is on the short list of teachers worldwide to receive the Varkey Foundation Award, which recognizes one exceptional teacher a year who has made an outstanding contribution to education.
Chadwick Bironga is a Research Economist working with the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI). Chadwick is also a 2021 Mastercard Website Development Fellow at e-Mobilis and a recipient of a World Bank Scholarship to pursue his Master’s under the Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project. He is a first-time published author. Chadwick has been a speaker and discussant in panels on Climate Change, particularly at the 2019 Youth Conference on Climate Change. He is also a founding member of the Route to Food Alliance.
Chadwick holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Nairobi. Currently, he is pursuing a Master of Economics at the same university.
Grace is a Regional Marketing Manager with the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) responsible for marketing of the destination’s tourism products.
She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from University Chartered Institute of Marketing: Strathmore University. She also has a Master of Business Administration, Marketing from Kenyatta University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Egerton University. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, 2008 (MCIM) and has a Google Digital Skills Certification.
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.
Rachael Wanjiku Kihara is a Principal Human Resource Management & Development Officer, giving support to the Public Service in the Republic of Kenya on diverse issues related to Human Resources Management and Development.
Rachael earned a Master of Business Administration (Strategic Management & HRM) from the University of Nairobi, and Higher National Diploma in Human Resource Management from the College of Human Resource Management, Nairobi. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science/Public Administration and Geography/Environment Studies from the University of Nairobi.
William is currently Assistant Secretary, State Function in the Ministry of Interior and Assistant County Commissioner- Narok. He holds a BA from the University of Nairobi, Masters of Management in Public Policy from Peking University and Diploma in Public Administration from the Kenya School of Government.
Amos is a Youth Alumni and Regional Coordinator for Maralal region-Samburu County. After completing his secondary-level education at Wamba Boys Secondary School in 2015, Amos joined the Red Cross as a volunteer and attained a Community Services Volunteer certificate. Amos has also attained a Certificate of Proficiency from the College of Insurance and also in Early Childhood Development. Currently he is working as a regional coordinator (Samburu-based) for the Youth Livelihoods Program, managing After-School Clubs.
Byrone is a seasoned MEAL practitioner with 10 years of progressive experience in the field of project management, resource mobilization, learning and collaboration with great contribution to EA regional learning for projects in the field of Education.
Chris recently joined Asante Africa as the Kenyan Scholarship Manager. He works with a project dedicated to supporting young people from poor communities’ access scholarships for their education with an aim of giving them the capacity to compete equally with their counterparts in the job markets.
Before Joining Asante Africa, Chris worked as a Program Coordinator for Education in an NGO funded by Italian Agency for Development (AICS) and also worked as an Acting Director and a part time lecturer. He has A Degree in Gender and Development studies from Kenyatta University and Training in Monitoring and Evaluation from AMREF University, A diploma in Information Technology from Kenya School of Professional Studies and a Certificate in Psychological Counselling. He has over 10 years working in the development field with a particular focus on young people. He endeavors to transform the world through little efforts put in daily.
Anderson is an alumni of Asante Africa Foundation’s Leadership & Entrepreneurship Incubator. He has impacted well over 2000 lives in his last three years through 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.
Anne Muli is the owner of Boon Investment Enterprises in Kenya, a mobile banking enterprise currently working for KCB Bank, EQUITY Bank, FAMILY Bank and Safaricom. Originally trained in purchasing and supplies management from Kisii University in Kenya, she has interned with Coca-Cola and Compassion International. She has a certificate in Certified Public Accountancy part IV.
Anne currently works for Asante Africa Foundation as the Youth Livelihood and Entrepreneurship Program Coordinator, a program that provides vulnerable youths from deeply rural areas of East Africa with hands-on skills and opportunities for rapidly changing and expanding EA economic landscape.
Geoffrey chose to be a teacher because he believes that teachers have a better chance of forming and transforming our children in schools, helping shape their lives, and making them productive people/citizens of tomorrow’s society.
Moses is an alumni of Asante Africa’s Youth Leadership Program . Through the Pay it Forward component of the program, he has impacted 1900 lives In the last two years. He is skilled in leadership and has been holding the senior leadership position in high school.
He is good at debate comedy and loves reading a lot from different sources. He is currently the Narok regional youth coordinator.
Jairus Barasa Ouma brings a wealth of experience in HIV and AIDS programming, and Monitoring and Evaluation. He holds a Master’s degree in Project Planning and Management from The University of Nairobi. He is also a post graduate student at Mt. Kenya University pursuing a Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation.
Flavian Eyen Akitela has an undergraduate degree in Women, Gender and Development Studies from Egerton University. Flavian has teaching experience and understands the dynamics of working in Turkana County.
James Gitonga Ikiara comes from one of the renowned audit firms in Kenya. He also has experience in managing donor funded projects. James holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Accounts from Meru University of Science and Technology.
Simon is a YALI RLC East Africa alumni certified in Public Management. He holds a B.A in Community Development from Maasai Mara University. Has more than 2 years experience working with adolescent girls from the marginalised communities in Kenya. He possesses skills in facilitation, TOT, Project Management and community development and M&E. He has an interest in Social Policy Development, Gender Issues, and Youth Development.