We are very pleased to announce that Kelvin Thuku has been promoted to the position of Program Manager for Ngong Road Children’s Foundation (NRCF). Kelvin joined the organization in April 2013 as an ICT Coordinator. He trained in Information Technology where he specialized in computer hardware repair and maintenance, software development and maintenance, and database management among other skills. Kelvin is also a Technical Trainer having pursued Technical Education at Kenya Technical Trainers College.
Kelvin was raised by a single mother in the Kangemi slum in Nairobi. After high school, he was supported by an uncle for his college education. This taught him the value of educational 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 at Kenya Technical Trainers College.
He enjoys serving the children in various ways such as teaching computer knowledge and usage and organizing fun activities for the children during the Saturday Child Development program, and Summer camp. Kelvin aspires to inspire children by offering mentorship and support since he has gone through 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 feels this is being realized in NRCF. Kelvin sees that education has opened employment opportunities to vulnerable students in the program. And, he delights in being a part of the NRCF mission and seeing it come to life.