Executive Director, Kenya
Co-founder of Kenya Connect, James brings over a twenty years experience in community development to Kenya Connect along with a deep commitment to global peace. He strongly believes in culture as a resource and education as a tool for empowering communities to self-sustenance. James’ innovative spirit, creativity, and dedication has resulted in Kenya Connect being the leading NGO in Mwala sub-county with 55 partner schools participating in our programs. An avid reader, he is thrilled that Kenya Connect’s work is nurturing a village of readers. In 2018, James presented a session at the Gupta Family Foundation Symposium about the importance of breaking down barriers to education while providing well-designed enrichment programs. James graduated with B.A in anthropology from the University of Nairobi in 1997. He is married and a proud father of three daughters.
“What I like most at KC is working with the Kenya Connect team. Our staff meetings are some of the most profound moments for me. Getting to hear every staff report not only about their successes but also challenges while implementing our programs is quite inspiring and uplifting. I enjoy working with the team to improve our programs and even design new ones. My utmost moment of joy is when I see a positive change among the beneficiaries of our programs.”