Partners & Mentors

Kimmta, Kibera

Vincent Kegode – Project Leader

Born and brought up in Kibera slums, Vincent is a father of two sons and a daughter. Trained as a PE teacher under French Embassy, Kenya scholarship Malezi College. He has seen Kibera growing every day, all the time from using paraffin lambs and now to electricity. Vincent beliefs in the power of transforming lives of the young generation in Kibera slums.

The partnership with Amuka Foundation started back in 2016. Since then Kimmta Centre has improved through capacity building of the staff members, donations of books, educational toys, children’s clothes and sanitary towels. Through the Amuka Kimmta empowerment club many lives have been transformed in Kibera.

We are Better with Amuka!

Violet Nyagol

Violet Nyagol – Club Leader

As a mentor the Amuka Foundation has sponsored me to a number of mentorship trainings. Through this I gained skills and experiences that I use to mentor the girls and boys at the Kimmta area project.

I can affirm that yes; the children have benefitted immensely from the empowerment programs. They really appreciate what Amuka Foundation is doing in their lives in partnership with Kimmta.

Long Live Amuka Foundation.

Paul Ondogo – Club leader

Working with Amuka in Kimmta under the Amuka Twende empowerment program has been my greatest opportunity. Thanks for the coming of Amuka Foundation indeed, the empowerment program has greatly improved as we got support of educational materials, clothes and sanitary towels for the learners.

Through Amuka Foundation we felt motivated with the capacity building opportunities, workshops and empowerment trainings as well as the stipends we receive. Great to have Violet on board, whom together we mentor the boys and girls at Amuka Kimmta area project.

I strongly belief that with Amuka Kimmta I will be able to bridge the information gap that proves to be the greatest challenge to young people all over the world. Indeed, the future is bright provided we embrace knowledge and information.

Karare Area

Lucy Lekidayo

Lucy Lekidayo – Mwangaza Women Group Trainer

I am honored to be part of Amuka. My work is to train a group of 15 women from Karare region on how to sew, make small purses and re-usable sanitary towels. Thanks to Amuka Foundation for training’s on sewing and capacity building forums, which you sponsored me to attend.

Normally, we have our training’s on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Saturday.

I believe and I am very confident that with the training’s, the women group will make more purses and sanitary towels. Currently, we are sharing 5 machines and this slows the work. I wish the women can get more of the sewing machines.

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 John Lekormedet

I was born and grew up in a pastoralist community in karare.  I am a second year student at University of Nairobi persuing a degree course in Education Science. 

I have interacted with the community through various national and county exercises  pertaining women in the community. Am committed in working with Amuka Foundation in achieving its goals through the various rolling programmes.

Jacinta Leereo

Jacinta Leereo

Jacinta is a twenty-nine year old lady. She comes from a humble background and a third born in a family of ten [five brothers and five sisters]. Together with some of her other siblings, lives with her parents in Karare Sub location, Marsabit County. 

Jacinta was brought up in Karare and schooled at Karare primary and Laisamis secondary schools respectively. She is a Diploma holder in Dairy Technology and Management from Dairy Training Institute in Naivasha. Jacinta is a humble, hard working and responsible young lady. 

Jacinta enjoys her work mentoring the girls in Karare, reflecting on her own life experience and inspired by the opportunities which now exist for the girls. When not busy with Amuka Foundation or supporting her family, Jacinta enjoys reading novels and playing chess.

Catherine Leaduma

Catherine Leaduma

Catherine is twenty four years old and a first born in a family of eight children (two brothers and five sisters). Together with her siblings and parents, she resides within Karare town. Catherine  was brought up and schooled in Karare, attending Karare Primary and Cavallera Secondary schools, now a graduate from Embu University with a BSC Degree in Environmental Conservation and Natural Resources Management.

Catherine has been involved with developing the girls mentorship programme in Karare for the past two years, she recognises the determination and courage of the girls who take part, and the ability of the programme to support their development and protection from many of the social harms they face. 

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