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
Charles was raised in Kenya and educated in USA at Williams College, and at Princeton University, where he received a graduate degree in Public and International Affairs . 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 the twenty-one in their zone.
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 a MPhil and a PhD in Economics of Education.
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.
Advocate Joel Nchoe has 20+ years experience 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.
Faith was born and raised in Narok County, Kenya. She is a trained primary teacher and holds a primary teacher certificate. Faith has taught in a number of school classrooms.
In 2014 she was promoted to head teacher at Oolonginayo Primary School where she is currently teaching. She has a passion for teaching young children. Faith is married and the proud mother of 4 children, 1 girl and 3 boys.
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.
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.
Patriciah Muigai has a 7+ year strong career history of working with youth in the educational sector and in the livelihoods sector. She is dedicated to helping young people to identify talents and strengths and overcome the challenges facing them.
She is an entrepreneur in her own right, founding Talent Camp Kenya; a platform for young people to amplify their potential through mentorship. She holds a bachelors degree in Communications and Media Technology from Maseno University, Kenya and is a journalist blog writer as well as a wife and the mother of 3 children.
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.
Bob holds a Bachelor of Commerce, 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 is a young entrepreneur and Alumni of Asante Africa Youth Leadership Program. Carolyne holds a Diploma in Project Management from the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM).
She is passionate about advocating girl-child education and empowering the youth. She is skilled in coaching youth on financial skills and conducting Leadership training. Through her passion as a mentor, she embraces a fanatical interest in leadership and has founded the Angaza Foundation (community based organization).
Carolyne has a keen interest in media studies and is enthusiastic to become an outstanding and successfully renowned Journalist advancing issues specific to marginalized groups.
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.
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.
Emily Kithira Thuranira is an undergraduate from the Kenya Medical Training College, holding a certificate in Health Records and Information. She is the chairperson of a community based organisation by the name Angaza Brainstomers C.B.O, which is a nonprofit comprised of youths with like-minded ideas of paying back to the community through the “Pay it Forward” platform.
Emily has landed an opportunity to volunteer as the ASC Youth Livelihoods program coordinator/supervisor for Isiolo County, courtesy of Asante Africa Foundation, being one of the long-served alumni and beneficiary of their programs.
A resident of Samburu county, Wamba location, Geoffrey is 23 years old and not yet married. He recently graduated from Meru Teachers College as a p1 teacher and thereafter joined Asante Africa Foundation to work as a Regional Coordinator in Wamba to help implement the ASC-LEI Programme that started in June of this year.
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.
In memory of Fred Lesakale.
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.