Asante Africa Foundation
Our Asante Africa Foundation Kenya location is a fully registered nonprofit with local staff living and working within their own communities.
Our belief in the empowerment of youth through education is put into practice in 343 schools across rural Kenya since 2007.
Beyond the classroom curriculum, local staff, youth mentors and business entrepreneurs are part of a larger community that supports the youth in building self confidence, learning financial literacy, leadership skills, job readiness and more.
Where We Work
Educational Challenges in Kenya
We are working to change these numbers!
Secondary School Enrolment in Kenya
of women are not employed, educated, or trained (globally)
of youth in sub-Saharan Africa are not in school
Our Impact in Kenya
Lives impacted in Kenya,
Lives directly impacted in Kenya,
Active schools in Kenya,
Our team members have been honored for their work in bringing education and opportunity to the youth in communities all over rural Kenya.
Safaricom M-PESA ~ 341760
(Account: Asante Africa Foundation)
Current Partnerships in Kenya
We collaborate with local governments, NGOs, corporations, and individuals who share our passion for education. In sharing knowledge and resources we can develop educational programs, reach more students and strengthen our impact.
Becoming a Partner
We will continue to identify and develop partnerships that unlock new resources for rural children, particularly girl education and youth empowerment. We will explore consortium partnerships to access new funding streams and expand reach. If you are interesting in exploring a partnership in Kenya, get intouch with the form below!
Our Youth in Action ~ Kenya
Kenya Leadership Team
Louisa is passionate about helping others, making a difference in the community, and strives to ensure that her actions help vulnerable communities to not only build better lives, but also have hope for a brighter future. She has experience working in youth empowerment, development research, and Disaster risk reduction programs. Louisa holds a Bachelor of Disaster management degree from Masinde Muliro University, and is currently pursuing a Master of Development studies, majoring in community development, at St. Paul’s university.
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.
Paul is an experienced finance professional and enthusiast who has a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry to solve important problems. He is a graduate of Economics from the University of Nairobi.
Paul made notable contributions during his 4-year stint at PricewaterhouseCoopers through his contributions to thought leadership around integration of human resource best practices at the workplace, championed gender and racial inclusion at the workplace through his contributions at the PwC Africa Territory Ethics Board membership and drove results for high clients majorly in the financial services (banks, pensions and retire schemes), healthcare as well as food and manufacturing companies.
Prior to joining Asante Africa Foundation, Paul continuously supported the core business of the organization through volunteer work as a student and later on as the Kenya Board Treasurer where he helped solve important problems. He is highly skilled in complex data analytics, leadership and training, critical thinking, presentations and financial statement analysis.
Oliver Ochieng is a dexterous individual with experience in finance, procurement and logistics from The Kenya Red Cross Society regional and Global Fund departments. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Statistics from Moi University and has vast technical know-how in the management of donor funded programmes.
Aloysius has over fourteen years experience in Project Management and Community Empowerment strategies. He has professional training as a teacher, community developer, project planner and manager. He has worked with stakeholders at levels from the grassroots to National level using different approaches that involve all. Currently, Aloysius holds a Bachelor’s degree in Project Planning and Management, University of Nairobi, a Primary Teacher Education Diploma from Egoji Teachers` College and a Diploma in Adult Education and Community Development.
Mbutai is an Alumni of the Leadership and Entrepreneurship Incubator 2019 Summit.
He is passionate about making a difference in rural communities using the digital skills he gained by using different devices that are used in the ever-revolving technology world. He hopes to narrow the widening digital gap in marginalized areas.
He has also volunteered as a Mentor for the Enterprise Challenge offered by Asante Africa Foundation, in partnership with Prince Trust International.
Yvonne is an Alumni of Asante Africa’s Youth Leadership Program and attended the 2019 LEI Summit.
Yvonne is passionate about education as a tool to eradicate poverty in marginalized communities. Using the skills acquired in Education Technology training, Yvonne is passionate about improving the quality of education and enhancing the learning process as well as facilitating better performance of educational systems while emphasizing effectiveness and efficiency.
Edith Kemboi is our new Salesforce Consultant and is based in Nairobi. She supports the Asante Africa team on anything Salesforce. Being a certified Salesforce Administrator, Edith enjoys using her skills to solve problems for organizations using the Salesforce platform. Edith graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. In her free time, Edith enjoys swimming and photography.
Dennis is a young ambitious and enthusiastic Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant and business professional with excellent interpersonal, analytical and communications skills. He is dedicated to providing outstanding data management and risk assessment & management. Dennis is a graduate of Northwood College where he studied computer studies. He is a recent graduate of Kenyatta University where he received his diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation.
In his spare time, Dennis enjoys swimming, reading novels, writing and journaling.
Jackline is passionate, self-driven, and dedicated to community development. She has been involved in many life changing activities such as volunteering, mentorship and health talks to the boys and girls in the society. Jackline believes in service to humanity. Having been a beneficiary of a child educational support program, she is committed to paying forward through such initiatives. Jackline holds a Bachelor’s degree in education arts, from Kibabii University in Kenya.
Makepeace brings in 9+ years in HIV/AIDS programming. Certified monitoring and Evaluation from University of Nairobi (Washington). She holds a Bachelors degree in Community Health and Development form Greatlakes University of Kisumu and currently pursuing Masters in Public Health; Epidemiology and M&E.
I am an alumni of Asante Africa Foundation currently working as a volunteer in Digital Employability and Entrepreneurship Program. I am learning digital and technological skills in the Digital Employability and Entrepreneurship program and I am confident to say that the program has shaped my technological skills so far and am eager to learn more. I am passionate in reading novels and I like doing research and learn more things through technology. My aspiration is one day being able to solve any difficult tasks through technology and come up with great business idea and make it successful and someday pay it forward to others around my community.
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