Alice is an education champion and Girl child advocate with several years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She founded Mfariji Africa with a mission of giving marginalized girls an opportunity of a better life through education. Her professional background includes working for several Technology firms as a Network Engineer before following her passion towards helping Kenyan girls. She was recently awarded the Delaware prestigious Startup Africa Social Entrepreneur of the year award as recognition for her work in Mfariji Africa.She strongly believes that legacy is what we are remembered for, and that includes how many lives we made better than we found them.
Dan is our operations manager and oversees the day to day running of the organization. His 8 years banking operations experience managing a team has been instrumental in cohesively managing our staff. A well-seasoned and focused professional with 12 years’ experience in various sectors including Banking, Logistics, Procurement and Debt collection. He brings to Mfariji a wealth of expertise in operations management received in a 4-year tenure working within a church based NGO in Kenya.
Hellen is the Lead Mentor for Mfariji Africa and manages the Mfariji Mentorship clubs project. Her work includes overseeing establishment of new clubs in schools within our region and managing peer mentors who lead the clubs. Hellen previously worked as a project officer at Family Health in the implementation of UNICEF funded project on WASH and Education in ASAL Counties of Kenya. She has also worked with Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) on Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project in four counties. In this project, she was instrumental in developing research tools, training research assistants and ensuring quality data was collected from the field.
Doryne is the program lead for the Sanitary Sanity Campaign project. She manages 10 primary schools currently enrolled to receive sanitary pads, reproductive health training and menstrual hygiene management. Doryne is a licensed pharmacist in Kenya with a Bachelor’s degree. She has a 4-year experience of providing pharmaceutical services in industrial, community and hospital settings, with a specialization in HIV/AIDS management and services in the public sector, she is also a certified national NASCOP trainer of trainees. Her leadership experience includes leading a team of trainers in carrying out a NASCOP-funded National HIV Integrated Training for Healthcare Workers in Machakos County. She is also a graduate of the USAID-funded Young African Leaders Initiative leadership training.
Sebastian holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Media (Development Communication option), University of Nairobi. He is a staunch supporter and campaigner of SDG 5 & 4, Gender equality. Currently he is the Communications Officer for Mfariji Africa. Sebastian takes a lead role in online content production for all Mfariji Africa social media sites. His expertise in profiling success stories and provoking audience’s imagination has been useful in bringing life to individual experiences. Sebastian has also previously worked as a Community Mobilizer for Tupange Initiative (John Hopkins University project) on Family Planning Methods and reproductive health (2013 )at Njiru District, Nairobi.