John is the East Africa Programs Manager at the Sentinel Project and the founder of Amani Center CBO. He holds a Masters degree in Project Planning and Management from the University of Nairobi and currently pursuing another Masters degree in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration from the University of London under the commonwealth scholarship program. He acquired his Bachelor’s degree from Makerere University where he majored in International Relations. He has a heart for the community and his commitment to serving the locals led to his nomination for the Presidential Award in 2016 and 2018 won the Commonwealth Digital Challenge Award in London.
Madam Mole is the headteacher of Kibusu Primary School a public primary school in the Tana River County. She comes from the pastoralist community where girl child education is never a priority due to negative cultures. Through her passion and commitment to serve the community and instil narratives that have helped change the communities’ attitudes towards women in general and girls education as a living example, Mole has tirelessly engaged in campaigns that encourage giving equal opportunities to both boys and girls in education and leadership and women empowerment.
Ayub is a village elder in Garsen and the chairperson of People with Disabilities in Tana River County. He brings in years of experience in community mobilization, advocacy and most importantly leaving no one behind in community development initiatives especially those who are abled differently. He is so passionate about advocating for a better life for everyone especially the disabled.
Phillip is the Principle of Maziwa Polytechnic Garsen, a vocational training centre geared towards youth empowerment through provision of education and life skills. He has seen the Polytechnic grow from a local community centre with no student to hundreds of alumni over the years. He is driven by the desire to see the youths in Tana River County have a second chance to better their lives through acquisition of skills and provision of resources to support their venturing into self-employment post-training.
Madina is a University student studying procurement and has been a community peace ambassador for the past years. Having experienced the challenges faced by girls from pastoralists’ communities and rising against the odds to join a higher learning education centre, she is passionate about seeing more girls from her community embracing education and changing negative perspectives surrounding girl child education.
Filikita is a Journalist by profession with years of experience working for different media houses. She is the board secretary and doubles up as Amani Fm station manager. She has been at the forefront in ensuring Amani FM our key project is on air and runs programs that reflect the needs of the community and provides solutions to the needs or inspire the transformation of those needs into opportunities.
Mary joined the board in the capacity of a committee member and representative of the members to the board. She holds a diploma in Social Work and Social Development and has been so passionate about mobilizing resources that support the organization in addressing public health issues and coming up with products that support the programs. She strongly believes in the idea of supporting development projects as a way of promoting peaceful co-existence.