Programmes and Grants Manager-Laureus Sports For Good
As a Kenyan, I grew up surrounded by poverty and this has nurtured in me a passion for development and empowering communities. I am a great believer in self-help projects, not hand-outs. My journey in development started at an HIV orphanage in Kenya where I volunteered for 2 years. There were many memorable and valuable experiences during this time but the time I spent caring for Joseph, a thirteen year old former street boy, as HIV slowly killed him remains with me most powerfully. Events at the orphanage prompted me to start asking serious questions about life in a developing country. Following my undergraduate studies in Community Development, I managed HIV projects in slums of Nairobi and rural areas in Kenya. Having completed master’s degree in international community Development at the University of Westminster, I have chosen to stay in the UK to build my career so I can bring the true African perspective to the development debate. I have since worked with different international Development Organizations based in England working in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Mozambique, South Africa Malawi, Zambia, Ethiopia, India, Nepal, Bangladesh among other countries. I am a Co-Founder of Afrifunding.org online Platform for scholarship information for mostly Africa students. Currently, I am working with Laureus Sports For Good supporting community development Projects across the globe that use sports as a tool for social change.