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.
Through our Youth Livelihood Program, Wezesha Vijana Program, and Accelerated Learning Program, families and communities become engaged and value the power of education.
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)
In sub-Saharan Africa, 60% of youth (ages 15-17) are not in school
Our team members have been honored for their work in bringing education and opportunity to the youth in communities all over rural Kenya.
Our Youth in Action ~ Kenya
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.
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Kenya Leadership Team
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Samson has a Bachelor’s of Economics from the University of Nairobi. He is founder of life transformers CBO, a youth CBO that mobilizes resources to help the youth and the less-fortunate in society and an alumnus of Asante Africa Foundation’s Leadership & Entrepreneurship Incubator.
Samson is currently the Scholarship Data Officer with Asante Africa Foundation in Kenya. He has experience as account/admin manager at Revodesign Studios LTD and in sales and marketing with Airtel Kenya, Winam Limited and Munje Stores Limited.
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.
Jackson is responsible for implementation and coordination of Asante Africa programs in partner schools and other stakeholders in Turkana County. He is committed to ensuring that the organization achieves its objectives and driven by the challenges that arise from the working environment. He is accustomed to fast-paced, high-pressured positions, demonstrates ability to set priorities that deliver qualitative output, prioritize multiple tasks, meet deadlines and provide quality service. In his free time, Jackson likes to play/watch football, participate in community services, travel and watch educational movies.
Annalee joined Asante Africa Foundation as the Development Associate for the Kenya team in 2022. After two straight summers volunteering in the Archdiocese of Lodwar in Turkana County, she knew she had a passion for providing educational opportunities for all children in Kenya. She holds a Bachelor and a Master of Arts from Georgetown University in Washington, DC and also brings nearly ten years of educational experience in a variety of settings to the organization. Working for Asante Africa is really a dream realized and Annalee is truly passionate about the work she does.
Christine is an Asante African Foundation Scholarship Alumna. She joined Asante Africa Foundation in 2017 and graduated in 2020. In 2021, Christine became an Asante African Digital Transformation Intern and is currently working as a Digital Education Transforming Coordinator in Kenya.
Christine is passionate about making a difference in the community and impacting the lives of many young people.
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.
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Country Director, Aloysius Mutuma: email@example.com