Ngong Road Children’s Foundation has a Programme Manager leading the team. The program works through caseworkers who provide support to the children through home and school visits. Each caseworker is assigned 50 to 60 children to manage. We also have an administrative wing comprising of an Administrative Assistant, Accounts & Procurement Assistant and office cook. Finally we have an IT department comprising of IT assistant and computer lab assistant who help students access computers and training in basic computer packages well as support the office in IT needs.
Kelvin Thuku, Programme Manager
Kelvin joined the organization in April 2013 as an ICT Coordinator. In April 2017, he was promoted to the Programme Coordinator where he supported the programme Director. In April 2020, the organization elimintaed the programme Director role due to COVID 19 economic impact and Kelvin was promoted to a new role of Programme Manager.
Kelvin trained in Information Technology where he specialized in computer hardware repair and maintenance, software development, and database management among other skills. He is also a Technical Trainer having pursued Technical Education at Kenya Technical Trainers College.
Kelvin was raised by a single mother in Kangemi slum in Nairobi. After high school, he was supported by an uncle for his college education. This taught him the value of education support and he worked hard so as not to let his uncle down. His biggest academic achievement was when he was named the best student in Kenya Technical Trainers College.
Kelvin enjoys serving the chidlren in various ways through programme management to ensure a wholistic child develoment. Kelvin is also in charge of staff supervision, Financial management, local fund raising and relationship management.Kelvin aspires to inspire children by offering mentorship and support since he has gone though a similar journey. He feels that the organization is giving hope to children just as he was given hope by his uncle. Kelvin believes that the biggest gift you can give to your kids is education because knowledge is power. He sees that education has opened employment opportunities to the vulnerable children in the program and delights in being part of the NRCF mission.
Tunda Lepore, (Head of Primary Department)
Tunda was born into a polygamous Maasai family whose father had three wives, thus she has fourteen brothers and sisters in total. She grew up in a small village in Maasai-land called Enaibelibel in the midst of the rich, beautiful and sometimes biased cultural practices of the Maasai community. Being born female made her very vulnerable. Today she is one of the few girls from the Maasai community who was never circumcised and escaped being married off at a young age. Tunda is a university graduate with a degree in development studies.
Before joining our organization, Tunda worked with United Africa for Orphans and Widows Foundation in Uganda as a development officer. In February 2010 she joined our organization as a volunteer caseworker as a way of giving back to the community. A year later she became a full-time case manager. In January 2013, she was promoted to Head of the Primary department. She says she has learned a lot from the kids; they have become part of her life and given her life a different dimension. She believes education is the backbone of success for any individual and for the development of any country.
Margaret Norah Keya, (Case-Manager, Primary Department)
Norah was raised in Nakuru County. She has a diploma in community development. Norah has been working with the organization since 2011 first as an intern, then volunteer caseworker and librarian. She recently became a caseworker in the secondary department.
She loves being able to build relationships with students and their families. Walking into their lives often during difficult moments and being able to get a sense of what they need and make a positive difference by helping them identify solutions.
She believes that working for NRCF is truly a blessing as she is witnessing many lives change for the better.
Wenceslaus Njiri, (Case-Manager, Primary Department)
Wence joined the program in late 2009. He was raised in Dagoretti, Ng’ando Slum where he lived with his grandmother, younger sister, and three other relatives.
He has always been active in all the organization programs. While at college, he frequently volunteered to attend Saturday programs to play with the kids and offer mentorship to them. In 2018 when the SRH program was launched he quickly joined as a Youth Peer Provider (YPP) and ever since has been facilitating SRH talks to all our students.
In 2017, he was driven to pursue a career in social work and community development at Kabete National Polytechnic by his passion to help people in his community. Before graduating, he sought an internship in our organization. His determination and passion to help others was felt and hence got employed immediately after the internship. He currently serves as a Case Manager in the primary department and coordinates the Saturday program.
Mary Wanjiru Muriu, (Head of Secondary Department)
Mary was born and raised in Kikuyu in Kiambu County.
It has always been her desire to serve the needy. After completion of secondary school, she successfully completed studies in Community Health Care, Computer Training, Counseling Psychology, Personal Therapy and obtained certificates in each. To have practical testing and application of theoretical issues learned during her training, she interned at Getathuru Rehabilitation School (this is a specialized government school that deals with rehabilitation of street boys). Mary volunteered at Rafiki Aids Ministry and while there, heard about our organization and successfully applied for the job of a caseworker.
Mary has been working for the organization since 2009. She has a passion for children and feels NRCF is the best place to be. She feels she has gained more knowledge and skills that have promoted her psychological and social growth. During the years of work, she attended a diploma course in Social Work and obtained a certificate.
What she likes best about the program is helping children living in poverty and giving them a sense of belonging to the community and the promise of a bright future as they pursue their goals.
Saidi Chesoli, (Case-Manager, Secondary Department)
Saidi was born and raised in Trans-Nzoia County. He attended Ricatti Institute of Business Studies, Nairobi where he pursued a Diploma in Social Work and Community Development.
Saidi worked as an intern at USAID, Kitale Offices, and at Light and Power Center at Challenge Farm Children’s Home where he served as a social worker. He was later employed at Chosen Children of Promise as a social worker where he worked with families affected by HIV/AIDs.
Saidi joined the organization in July 2018 as a volunteer caseworker and showed a great interest in working with children in the program to help them achieve their dreams. Six months later he became a full-time caseworker working in the post-secondary department.
Emmanuel Mukasa, (Head of Post-secondary Department)
He was born and raised in western Kenya. Both his parents were civil servants hence due to the nature of their work, moved from one town to the other giving Emmanuel early exposure to diverse people, cultures, and communities within Kenya.
After high school, he completed a four-year apprentice program in mechanical engineering-plant option. He later on studied social work and welfare and took an advanced course in psychological counseling.
Emmanuel has over 10 years’ working experience in issues pertaining to rehabilitation, orphans and vulnerable children, child survival, families, HIV/AIDS counseling, Christian leadership, facilitation and youth empowerment among other social interventions.
He started working at the organization in July 2014. He believes strongly in nurturing and mentorship of the sponsored children to make them who they want to be. His work entails creating networks for internship/job opportunities for sponsored children so that they can transform their lives
Emmanuel has previously worked with Pan-Paper Mills (EA), street rehabilitation centers, at at Compassion International Kenya, among other organizations in different capacities.
George Odhiambo, (Case-Manager, Post-Secondary Department)
George Muga Odhiambo has been a beneficiary of the program since starting school in 2007. He feels he was lucky to receive the greatest gift of his life through the generous sponsorship since he was orphaned and was struggling with fees. Bob and Louise Tritt were his sponsors all through his academic training.
After joining the programme, his life took a positive turn as he immediately joined Holy Eden Primary School. Later, he transferred to G.S.U. Primary School where he sat for his Kenya Certificate of Primary Education and attained grade B.
He was soon admitted to Parklands Boys High School, one of the best provincial schools in Kenya. As a young man, there was always the challenge of succumbing to peer pressure but he overcame all that to become a school prefect and he successfully graduated in 2013.
In 2014, George joined Mount Kenya University for his post secondary education to pursue a diploma in Community Development. He made this choice as a way of giving back to the community that nurtured him.
George knew he wanted to impact other people’s lives and make a difference in society. Life in the university taught him to make wise decisions keeping in mind the welfare of others. He is glad that he has acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to enter the corporate world, something he always held close to his heart. George has successfully completed his diploma in community development and we are proud of his achievements so far.
He is now working at Ngong Road Children’s Foundation as a caseworker and he is happy in his new job. His goal in life is to improve other people’s lives and he believes that’s exactly what he is doing at NRCF.
Callen Moraa, (Case-Manager, Post-secondary Department)
Callen was born and raised in Nyamira County, Western Kenya. She attained her Certificate in Deacon Work from Ogango Deaconess Training College. She started giving back to the community by being an Instructor in Ogango Deaconess Training College. Later she worked as a youth counselor in Nyamira and Mombasa parishes.
Callen also worked as a youth counselor at Compassionate Social Care Organization in Love School Center.
She joined St. Paul’s’ University and earned a Diploma in Community Development.
Callen joined the organization in August 2017 as an intern and started working as a caseworker in January 2018 in the Secondary Department. Due to her love and passion for children and youths, she believes that NRCF is the best place to exercise her knowledge and skills. It touches her heart to see the lives of young ones transform.
Lucy Iguri, (Administrative Assistant/Librarian)
Lucy was born and raised in Muranga County in a family of six.
She has a Diploma in Community Health from Kenya Institute of Professional Studies. She started working at our program as an intern in 2014 and got permanent employment as a receptionist and recently as an administrative assistant and librarian.
As the face of the organization, she ensures there is the element of trust during the communication with both the parents and students. In the reception area, she ensures they are attended to and puts a smile on their faces, therefore creating a good environment for them to share their stories. She has been able to see life from a different perspective by listening to their various life stories.
Working in the organization has provided her an opportunity to see the diverse life situations of the children. She has seen them transform their lives through education with the help of program sponsorship. She is proud to be part of the NRCF team.
Victor Wambua, (ICT Coordinator)
Victor Wambua is a beneficiary of the program and attributes his success to his sponsors (Tom Gleason & Lorna) who supported him throughout his education. He successfully completed his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science at Kenyatta University and is among two of our first university graduates.
Victor was raised by his aunt in the slums of Ngando Village, one of the slums in Nairobi. Victor has been a hard-working, self-determined young man who is ready to conquer all odds and achieve his goals.
In the organization, Victor heads the ICT department specifically Website management, social media management, IT support to staff and students and the coordination of the department, especially with the TechMates program. He also supports students in the computer lab with the hope of nurturing them into STEM in the future.
Victor is delighted to work with the organization because he wants to serve as a role model for the students and support the children to achieve their goals by proving mentorship, especially through STEM.
Maureen Wambui, (Accounts & Procurement Coordinator)
Maureen was born and raised in the slums of Ngando Village, one of the slums in Nairobi. She is a beneficiary of the program and attributes her success to her sponsors (Gene and Ruby Hermier) who supported her throughout her education. She is the last born in a family of three, having been brought up by a single mother.
She is a graduate of Nairobi University with a Diploma in Business Management and has worked with the program since 2016 as an Accounts/Procurement Assistant.
She enjoys working with kids. and has become a role model as a former student in the program. The hard-working spirit of her sponsor is what inspires her most. She believes that her success is as a result of patience, hard work, and discipline.
Hellen Ruguru, (Office cook)
Hellen is a aunt and guardian to two of the program children (Derrick and Brian). She lives in Waithaka slum, a densely populated area with the two children and another nephew.
In the organization, she serves as the office cook where she prepares breakfast and lunch for the staff every day. She is passionate about being part of the community that is supporting her nephews and delights to be part of the mission.
Hellen is also involved in making of the baskets and crafts that are sold to donors, sponsors and Friends of Ngong Road, where part of the profit goes back to the organisation to support the children in the program.
Intern Case Workers
NRCF also enjoys the support of “Intern Case Workers” who receive a small stipend for their time and travel costs.
Perpetua was born and raised in the slum area of Ng’ando. She joined our program in 2009 together with her brother Robert. They lived with their grandmother, aunt and four other cousins in the same house. She joined and completed her primary education at Jagiet Academy. She later joined Nembu Girls High school in 2015, where she completed her Secondary education in 2018, and joined KCA University pursuing Bachelors in Business Information Technology.
She is currently interning in our organization in the ICT department where she assists in maintenance and enhancement of NRCF, FoNR and KLL websites. She also utilizes her photography skills for photographing various organizations events, taking students portraits and editing and tagging of the photos to enhance sponsor experience.
Perpetua is also under a short term contract with lido nation, a cryptocurrency staking pool website, where she offers translation services. She is primarily responsible for offering technical assistance to the team she’s working with and supporting in the translation work (English to Swahili). She enjoys the work as she is getting to understand more about blockchain and cryptocurrency. She hopes that her efforts will impact the growth of Blockchain and crypto understanding in Swahili nation.
Emmanuel was privileged to join our program back in 2010 together with his sister. They were fortunate enough to get sponsored by the same sponsor Susan. Both Emmanuel and his sister underwent a successful process of the program and Emmanuel is currently pending graduation and transition to be an alumni. Emmanuel is relentless when it comes.
to achieve his goals. He is currently interning at ngong road Children’s Foundation as an ICT intern. He’s passion for Information Technology systems saw him pursue a career in Business information technology which he’s set to complete in June this year. Emmanuel is giving back to the program through his contribution to the Saturday program and in his internship program.
Sallyanne was born and raised in Dagoretti, Nairobi where she lived with her grandparents, her siblings, and other relatives. She was enrolled in the program in 2009 and since then, her life took a positive turn.
She was privileged to attend Jagiet Academy for her primary education then later on she attended Ngara Girls High School, one of the best provincial girls schools in Nairobi where she got good grades that enabled her to get admittance to Kabarak University, Nakuru. Her eloquence, confidence, and ability to move large crowds as witnessed in her early years in the program where she had the chance to represent the Organization in corporate events, was a sure indication that media studies or a related field like Public Relations would be fitting for her. True to that, she enrolled as a Mass Communication student at Kabarak University and she completed her course in December 2021 and is awaiting graduation.
She has also been an active Youth Peer Provider since 2018 after completing her secondary education, being vocal about Sexual Reproductive Health, and guiding her younger sisters and brothers in the organization.
Sallyanne is currently working for Lido Nation Foundation as an intern and she is also a Tech Intern in the organization. She believes that she will gain new skills and help realize the organizations’ corporate goals and objectives.
Tabitha was born and raised in the Dagoretti area. She joined Ngong Road Children’s Foundation back in 2008 and she was quite an active child right from her early childhood, participating in various activities while in the program.
She went to Jagiet Academy where she did her best and got the opportunity to be admitted at Ngara girls High School which is an extra provision school. She also managed to do her best to gain entry to Kenya Methodist University to pursue a bachelor in Business Administration (procurement and supply chain management option).
She is currently working as a tech intern at Ngongroad children’s foundation gaining skills in wordpress, digital marketing and photography, then in turn implementing the skills. Aside from that she is partly working with the lido nation foundation as an article translator.
Dorcas joined the organization mid-year 2008. After her primary education, she joined Stephjoy girls high school where she graduated with a high school diploma. For her post-secondary education, she joined St Paul’s University to pursue a diploma in information and technology where she is yet to graduate. She was also a part-time student at Moringa school where she graduated as a full stack developer.
She is a motivated full-stack developer and tech enthusiast. She loves solving problems through the building of various software. She is always ready to learn and to collaborate with others to build problem-solving software and she also has a strong drive to see projects through to completion.
Dorcas is currently interning as a junior developer at Lidonation which is an idea to build a community for everyone to jump in and it is also a Cardano staking pool. She is also a community development worker who uses her technology skills to bring about social change and improve the quality of life in the community. Being a multitasker, she is also interning at the organization as a tech intern, managing NRCF, FoNR and KLL websites alongside IT related tasks such as taking our primary students through computer classes.