Our Kenya Team
Our team in the field in rural Kenya are highly educated and experienced and each feel passionate about making a difference in the area their own tribal area...the area they grew up. With our wonderful team in Kenya, we are able to insure we are meeting the needs of the local community and any work that is done is being done by local craftsman.
A co-founder of Kenya Connect, James brings over a decade’s experience in community development to Kenya Connect along with a great commitment to global peace. He strongly believes in culture as a resource and education as a tool for empowering communities to self-sustenance. James graduated with B.A in anthropology from the University of Nairobi in 1997. He is married and a proud father of three daughters.
Patrick joined the KC Team in 2007. He brings years of experience in computer education and natural resource management, holding college degrees in both areas. His dream to see children learning and enjoying school as young kids has been his driving force. Patrick is also very concerned about environmental issues and has been advocating tree planting throughout the Kenya Connect project site.
Cyrus holds diplomas in community development, social work and computer science. He plays a major role in helping to coordinate the many global partnerships of our Pen Pal Program. He believes children have so much to share and learn from one another. He joined the KC Team in 2008.
Kasarani takes care of the Learning Resource Center property during the day. In addition, he manages the LRC library, ensuring teachers and community members check out and return the books at the LRC library. He has a great passion for reading and has read over 60 books from the LRC library, making him a great resource for the community.
our Kenya NGO
Board of Directors
Ben serves Kenya Connect as the board chair. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Project Planning and Management from The University of Nairobi and Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from the University of Nairobi He also has Higher Diploma in Human Resources Management from Kenya Institute of Management, various certificates including disaster risk management, security Management, gender mainstreaming, youth participation among other as well as an Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education. He has worked in the Kenya Government and NGO sector for over 24 years, in various positions rising up to senior management positions in various NGOs that he worked with. Nganga has always provided visionary leadership which has successfully led organizations to greater heights in strengthening program systems and program delivery. He has a great passion for the advocacy of children rights.
John is an educator in special education specializing with children with hearing disabilities. He holds a bachelor’s degree in special education and a masters degree in education management policy, curriculum and administration. He started his career in 1994 and specializes teaching religious studies and sign language to secondary school students with hearing disabilities. He has a great passion to work with disabled children. John came onboard in KC in 2014 with a rich background in special education to provide guidance and policy on special education needs. John serves as Kenya Connect board treasurer.
Mwati holds a masters degree in public policy and administration from Kenyatta University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from university of Nairobi. He has worked for the last 20 years in provincial administration and currently serves a senior county commissioner in Kirinyaga West. He has a great passion for children and education. Mwati serves Kenya Connect as a board member.
Theresia came into Kenya Connect in 2009 as a board member. She has a passion for helping needy children to pursue education. Her passion developed from her childhood experience growing up in great poverty. She almost dropped out of secondary school while in form two due to lack of school fees. Thanks to a German volunteer who offered to pay her school fees in form three and form four. In turn Theresia worked at the school during school breaks as a assistant librarian as well as doing other menial jobs at the school. As the saying goes, it is only the wearer who knows where the shoe pinches, and from that early childhood experience, Theresia developed a passion to help children in difficult circumstances to gain access to education. She has supported a number of students to go through school. She is trained nurse by profession and works at Makueni County Referral Hospital. In her spare time, she likes listening to music, reading, traveling, and making new friends.