Ngong Road Children Association is fortunate to have a dedicated and talented staff in Nairobi. We employ our Programme Director, Caseworkers, ICT coordinator, Accounts & Procurement Assistants and part-time “volunteer” case workers who receive a small stipend.
Maureen Mulievi, Programme Director.
Maureen Mulievi joined NRCA in August 2016 as our new Program Director. She has brought a level of professionalism and experience in non-profit organization leadership that we all appreciate.
Before joining NRCA, Maureen worked with local and international non-profit organizations. The most recent was Planned Parenthood Global, where she was a Regional Coordinator for Advocacy Sexual & Reproductive Health and Rights (ASRHR) coordinating work in several countries in Africa.
Born and bred in Western Kenya, Kakamega County, Maureen is a Social Scientist by profession having completed her Masters of Arts in Sociology and Bachelor’s degree in Social Science (Sociology option) from Moi University.
When she was growing up, she dreamed of being a street actor. Maureen strongly feels that her career goals nurtured over years are fulfilled. Her love for being strategic and influencing masses makes her a successful Social Manager”.
Maureen believes that as the Programme Director of NRCA she will lead the organization to greater heights. Being passionate about orphans and vulnerable children, she wants to be their team leader and source of inspiration by showing them the love they much need. Her hope is that this children will always appreciate NRCA as their best home while she strives to transform their lives physically, socially, emotionally and mentally.
She is in her mid-30s, married and has two young children;
Kelvin Thuku, ICT Coordinator.
Kelvin has been the Computer Lab Instructor and office IT resource since April 2013. He has trained in Information Technology and Technical Education where he specialized in computer hardware repair and maintenance, software development and maintenance, ICT training, networking and database management among others.
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 teaching computer knowledge to students and aspires to inspire them by offering the best computer training he can. He also 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 this is being realized in NRCA he sees that education has opened employment opportunities to the vulnerable students in the program. Kelvin delights in being a part of the NRCA mission and sees it coming to life.
Kelvin is also the Saturday Program and August Camp co-coordinator. He enjoys playing with the kids as he sees it bringing joy to their lives. His most satisfying moments are when his students accomplish something great in computer classes.
Mary Wanjiru Muriu, (Head of Secondary Department)
Mary was born and raised in Kikuyu in Kiambu County. She is single and lives with her parents and two younger brothers near Nairobi.
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 a practical testing and application of theoretical issues learnt 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 Ngong Road Children Association and successfully applied for the job of a Caseworker.
Mary has been working for Ngong Road Children Association (NRCA) since 2009. She has a passion for children and feels NRCA has been 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. She aspires to degree in the same course.
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.
Antony Kamau Ndung’u, Caseworker (Secondary Department)
Antony is the eldest of four children and has two younger twin brothers and a sister. Antony was born and raised in a rural agricultural area of Lari Kiambu County.
Antony holds a diploma in Community Development and Social Work and has trained with a variety of organizations to acquire certificates in HIV Management at the Workplace, Peer Education and Family Matters.
Since 2010 Antony has been working with Ngong Road Children Association as a caseworker in the Primary Department. He enjoys interacting with the children and speaking with the parents/guardians about their situations. Antony is also in charge of the annual camp and is one of our Saturday Program coordinators where he strives to provide the NRCA students with fun experiences.
As a Primary Caseworker, Antony keeps track of 60+ of our children by visiting their homes and schools to talk with their parents and teachers. If any of those children has a problem he is proud to be the one they contact. Antony enjoys working with the organization and he is confident that NRCA will transform the lives of the children in the program.
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 sometime cruel and biased cultural practices of the Maasai community. Especially being born female made her very vulnerable compared to a male child. Today she is one of the few graduate 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 and a masters in International Relations.
Tunda joined Ngong Road Children Association in February 2010 as a volunteer caseworker as a way of giving back to the community. A year later she became a full-time caseworker. She says she has learnt 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.
Tunda is now married and has two children.
George Odhiambo, (Caseworker, Primary Department)
George Muga Odhiambo is a beneficiary of NRCA program since 2007.
He was lucky to receive the greatest gift of his life through the generous sponsorship since he was orphaned and was struggling with fees.
Life took another turn and immediately he joined Holy Eden Primary School for primary school education but later 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 young man in high school there was always the challenge of succumbing to peer pressure but he overcame all that to become a school prefect until he successfully graduated in 2013.
In 2014, he joined Mount Kenya University for his post-secondary education to pursue a diploma in Community Development. This is a choice he made as a way of giving back to the community that nurtured him.
He wanted to impact other people’s lives and make a difference in the 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 proud of his achievements so far.
He is now working at Ngong Road Children Association as a caseworker and he is happy about 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 NRCA.
Joy Obiya,(Head of Post-Secondary Department)
Joy was born and raised in Nakuru County. She attended Regional Institute of Business Management for her post-secondary education. She has experience in sustainable human development.
Joy has worked in Kibera, one of the largest slums in Africa. Her areas of concentration include education, youth and women empowerment, implementation of young people’s reproductive health education, psychosocial support care to women and children affected by and infected with HIV/AIDS. In addition she is also a community mobilizer and raises awareness in different programs encouraging sustainable livelihoods in the community.
At NRCA she heads the Post-Secondary Department. She joined the organization in November 2014. Her work is to ensure the students have developed a comprehensive plan so that they can acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in the job market.
Joy enjoys socializing and working with young people because most young people lack direction in life. She believes if they are nurtured and mentored early enough they are able to become productive members of society. She is glad that NRCA is concerned about the well-being of these children and has given them the greatest weapon they can which is education to transform their lives.
She is married and has two children.
Emmanuel Mukasa, Alumni Caseworker (Post Secondary Department)
Emmanuel Mukasa was born and raised in western Kenya. There are six children in the family; three sisters and two brothers. Both his parents were civil servants hence due to the nature of their work the family moved from one town to the other giving Emmanuel early exposure to diverse people, cultures and communities within Kenya.
After high school he enrolled in a four year apprentice program in mechanical engineering and worked in plant maintenance in the paper industry. He then relocated to Nairobi and got involved in community service through his church. There he developed an interest in working with underprivileged communities which prompted him to undertake a two-year diploma course in social work and welfare. After completion he worked with a street-children rehabilitation center and later joined the Kenya office of Compassion International.
Emmanuel has over six years experience with issues dealing with orphans, vulnerable children, and families living with HIV/AIDS including counselling, child survival, teaching, facilitation, Christian leadership and other social interventions and he is married.
He started working at Ngong Road Children Association in July 2014 as a caseworker in the Primary Department. Emmanuel believes strongly in encouraging children to pursue education since he believes it is the foundation for them to become who they want to be. Many of them come from hopeless and desperate backgrounds affected by HIV/AIDS and he tries to always exhibit a caring and listening attitude.
Norah Keya,(Caseworker, Post-Secondary Department)
Norah was raised in Nakuru County and she is married with one daughter. She has a diploma in community development. Norah has been working with the organization since 2011 as an intern, Volunteer caseworker, and librarian. She recently became a caseworker in the post 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 NRCA is truly a blessing as she is witnessing many lives change for the better.
Emily Wanjiku,(Procurement Assistant)
Emily is a beneficiary of the program. She was born and raised in Dagoretti in a small village called Ng’ando as the second born in a family of two. She was orphaned at a very tender age and joined the organization among the first students at the age of 9. With the challenging chapters of education in Kenya, She managed to complete the ladder by going through all of the levels of education successfully courtesy of NRCA and FoNR. She is a graduate of the University of Nairobi with a Diploma in Purchasing and supplies (Procurement).
Emily has been working as a procurement intern in NRCA office since June 2016 till January this year when she was promoted to procurement assistant. Spreading the passion she has for procurement to other beneficiaries of the program is what excites her. Working at NRCA has opened her mind and she appreciate NRCA for seeing her through her journey of transformation.
Maureen Wambui,(Accounts Assistant)
Maureen was born and raised in the slums of Ngando Village, one of the slums in Nairobi. She is a beneficiary of Ngong Road Children Association and attributes her success to her Sponsors (Gene and Ruby Hermier) who have supported her through her education. She is the last born in a family of three being brought up by a single mother.
She is a graduate of Nairobi University with a Diploma in business management and has worked with NRCA since 2016 as an Accounts Assistant. These achievement has helped her earn a prestigious membership in her community.
She enjoys working with Kids. As a role model, she has been guiding them through major transitions so that they can transform their lives. 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.
Volunteer Case Workers
NRCA also enjoys the support of “Volunteer Case Workers” who receive a small stipend for their time and travel costs.