Ngong Road Children’s Foundation is fortunate to have a dedicated and talented staff in Nairobi. We employ our Program Managers, Case Managers, IT Assistants, Admin Assistants, Accounts & Procurement Assistants, and part-time “volunteer” caseworkers who receive a small stipend.
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 an Administrative Assistant, an Accounts & Procurement Coordinator, and an office cook. Finally, we have an IT department comprising of an ICT Coordinator and IT 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, Programmes Manager
On top of offering leadership to the organization, Kelvin enjoys serving the children in various ways through programmes management to ensure a holistic child development. Kelvin is also in charge of staff supervision, Financial management, local fundraising, and relationship management. 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 sees that education has opened employment opportunities to the vulnerable children in the program and delights in being part of the NRCF mission.
Kelvin joined the organization in April 2013 as an ICT Coordinator. In April 2017, he was promoted to Programme Coordinator where he supported the programme Director. In April 2020, the organization eliminated the programmes Director role due to the COVID-19 economic impact and Kelvin was promoted to the new role of Programmes 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 the 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 at Kenya Technical Trainers College.
Kelvin enjoys serving the children in various ways through programme management to ensure holistic child development. Kelvin is also in charge of staff supervision, Financial management, local fundraising and relationship management. 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 sees that education has opened employment opportunities to the vulnerable children in the program and delights in being part of the NRCF mission.
Margaret Norah Keya, Primary Senior Case Manager
Norah Keya believes that working for NRCF is truly a blessing as she is witnessing many lives change for the better.
Norah Keya is having a remarkable journey with the organization NRCF. Raised in Nakuru County, she developed a strong passion for community development, which led her to pursue that field. Norah joined NRCF in 2011 as an intern and gradually worked her way up to become a caseworker in the secondary department.
Throughout her tenure at NRCF, She has held various roles, including volunteer case managing and librarian. However, her recent position as a case manager in the primary department has allowed her to truly make a difference in the lives of students and their families. She values the opportunity to establish meaningful relationships with them, particularly during challenging times.
Norah’s work involves closely engaging with individuals and families, understanding their needs, and assisting them in finding viable solutions. She finds immense satisfaction in witnessing the positive transformations in the lives of those she helps. Norah considers her association with NRCF a genuine blessing due to the numerous lives she has witnessed changing for the better.
Her experiences and interactions have undoubtedly shaped her perspective on the importance of community development. Through her work at NRCF, she strives to bring about positive change and contribute to the well-being of the people she serves.
Wenceslaus Njiri, Primary Case Manager
Wence has the desire to help others. He got employed immediately after his internship as a Case Manager in 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 of the organization’s 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 has been facilitating SRH talks with 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 for helping people in his community. Before graduating, he sought an internship in our organization. His determination and desire to help others were 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, Secondary Senior Case Manager
Mary Wanjiru has been working for the organization since 2009. She has a passion for children and feels NRCF is the best place to be.
Mary was born and raised in Kikuyu in Kiambu County
It has always been her desire to serve the needy. After completing of secondary school, she successfully completed studies in Community Health Care, Computer Training, Counseling Psychology, and 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 the rehabilitation of street boys). Mary volunteered at Rafiki 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 their 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.
Tunda Lepore, Post-Secondary Senior Case Manager
Before joining our organization, Tunda Lepore worked with United Africa for Orphans and Widows Foundation in Uganda as a development officer.
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.
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.
George Odhiambo, Post-Secondary Case Manager
Social work is something that George Odhiambo has always wanted to do. Having been supported through his education, and acquiring his diploma in Community Development, he’s now a case manager and happy to serve other students.
He feels he was lucky to receive the greatest gift of his life through the generous sponsorship from Bob and Louise Tritt. He is now able to make a difference in the society.
After joining the programme, George did his Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) at G.S.U. Primary School and later enrolled at Parklands Boys High School where he did his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE). As a young man, there was always the challenge of succumbing to peer pressure while in school. He, however, was able to successfully graduate 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.
He is now working at Ngong Road Children’s Foundation as a caseworker and he is happy in his job. His goal in life is to improve other people’s lives and he believes that NRCF is the best place to achieve just that.
Callen Moraa, Alumni Case Manager
Due to her love and passion for children and youths, Callen Moraa loves her work and believes that NRCF is the best place to exercise her knowledge and skills.
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 at 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.
Martha Atieno, Employment Programs Officer
Martha Akinyi Otieno is the Employment Officer at NRCF heading the Alumni Department.
Martha Akinyi Otieno is the Employment Officer at NRCF heading the Alumni Department. She joined the organization in 2022 bringing in more than 10 years of experience in Youth Empowerment and Capacity building. She grew up in a Children’s Home where her father worked and that is where her passion for community work was ignited.
She is a dedicated Youth Empowerment professional who successfully Planning, Coordinating, and Implementing Vulnerable Young participant Employment projects with USAID, NITA, Research Triangle Institute, Kenya Private Sector Alliance, and the Government of Kenya in rural areas, street youth organizations, apprentices, and institutional Alumni connecting them with gainful employment opportunities both in the formal and informal sector and business support.
Currently, she is working with over 170 NRCF Alumni assisting them to get employment with a success rate of 78% and looking to get to over 90% within her first-year tenure.
She really enjoys her work and connecting with the Alumni who she says are very receptive to her programming ideas for better employment opportunities and outcomes.
Victor Wambua, ICT Coordinator
In the organization, Victor heads the ICT department specifically Website management, social media management, and IT support.
Victor Wambua is a beneficiary of the program and one of our first bachelor’s degree graduates. He attributes his success to his late sponsors Chuck and Janet Gleason and also Tom Gleason & Lorna who supported him through his University education. He successfully completed his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science at Kenyatta University.
He joined the organization in 2007 when he was in grade 5. He 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, and IT support. He is also in charge of coordinating TechMates program, STEM programs, and the activities of the Elimu Hub facility.
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.
Washingtone Aura, IT and Computer Lab Assistant
Washingtone joined the organization in January 2023 showing great interest in guiding students as they enhance and develop ICT capability and computer literacy.
Washingtone Aura was born and raised in Kakamega County, Western Kenya. He graduated from his primary and secondary education in 2010 and 2014 respectively. Washingtone joined Masinde Muliro University in 2015 to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and graduated in 2019.
While in the university, Washingtone started volunteering to train and teach computer studies to secondary school students in Kakamega county. He tutored and guided candidates towards their final KNEC examinations in Computer Studies and overall at large. Hence he became passionate about teaching and interacting with kids and developed a powerful interinards teaching and training.
In 2019 Washingtone joined Mudasa Academy as a junior ICT teacher. He was in charge of IT resources and training kin ids IT skills. He became a Computer studies teacher and Technical support at the institution. Aura helped and guided candidate classes of 2019, 2020, and 2021 to create their database projects during their final year in secondary education. He helped the candidates to 100 % transition from secondary education to tertiary education. Washingtone then joined the International School to teach the (IGCSE) ICT Cambridge curriculum in 2021.
He joined KCA University as an intern in the distance learning department for 4 months in 2022. During the internship period, he was tasked to provide technical assistance to end users of the Learning Management System (Moodle), dedicated to his work, and demonstrated a high level of enthusiasm, professionalism, loyalty, and competence.
Washingtone Aura joined the NRCF organization in January 2023 as an IT And Computer Lab assistant. He showed great interest and passion in teaching and guiding students. He helps students enhance and develop their ICT capability and computer literacy skills.
Maureen Wambui, Accounts & Procurement Coordinator
Maureen Wambui is a beneficiary of the organization. She graduated with a diploma in business Management. She’s the accounts 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.
Lucy Iguri, Administrative Assistant/Librarian
Lucy is the Administrative Assistant and Librarian. She loves serving parents and visitors. She also loves guiding the students in the library.
Lucy was born and raised in Muranga County in a family of six.
She has a Diploma in Community Health from the 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 an 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.
Lillian Nyabuto, Assistant Admin/Librarian
I’m Lillian, and I’m a proud beneficiary of the program. My journey at NRCF has been truly life-changing. I am currently employed as an Assistant Administrative/Librarian. My responsibilities are varied and enjoyable. I handle a variety of tasks, including errands, library assistance, inventory management, and procurement assistance.
My favorite part of my job is interacting with students in the library because I like cultivating a reading culture among our students and thus helping to change lives.
I get a lot of satisfaction from contributing to the smooth operation of our office and library.
Volunteer Case Workers
NRCF also enjoys the support of “Volunteer Case Workers” who receive a small stipend for their time and travel costs.