Our Staff

Our staff is made up of volunteers, including Kenyan and American missionaries. We would like to provide salaries to our country and center directors and to provide a small stipend to volunteers who regularly lend their time to teach, cook, and mentor our children.

monicaMonica is the founding Director of our Kibera children’s center and has been with us since the inception of Jamii-Kenya. She is responsible for overseeing the preschool and after school programs at the Kibera center, the bible study, choir, and soccer teams, and she organizes and manages the center’s feeding program. Monica is responsible for recruiting, mentoring, and retaining volunteers and serves as a role model for the children at the center.

At the Jamii center kibera we have the following programs:

1) Feeding program- more than 150 children are feed three meals per day
2) Education program-There are three classes, baby class, pre-school and Kindergarten. After this these children join public school from 1st grade.
3) Bible study- There is a mentors program for the community. People are taught the word of God by a pastor.
4) Extra curriculum- We have home-work mentors program for children, soccer, acrobatics, and choir practices.
5) Health- there is a clinic that caters for the children and the community. AIDS/HIV prevention classes offered to the community, and counseling services for those with AIDS/HIV. There is also a Voluntary counseling training (VCT) for the community.
6) Spiritual- There is a mid-week and Sunday services both for the children and the community. Bibles studies every evening.

Monica Wanjiru,
Kibera Center Director

maryanneMaryanne is the founding Director of the Nakuru children’s center, which she initiated in 2005 and she has been with us since. Maryanne was inspired to open the center when she realized how many children attending a local school were going hungry. After initially running the program from her home, in 2006 she moved the center to a nearby donated house which also now serves as a sanctuary and a chapel. Maryanne is responsible for overseeing all center operations including the feeding program, the educational programs, external relations with other community groups including local schools, and the volunteers.

There are a number of programs in our Nakuru Centre:

1) Feeding programs- We feed over 350 children on daily basis. The food is cooked at the center and then transported to nearby schools with bicycles to our children.
2) Education. We have a Kindergarten and first grade at the center. We have high school student who are in boarding schools. The computer room teaches the students on technology, and plans are underway to open a cyber café for our children and also for the community.
3) Health- We have a clinic for children and the community. AIDS/HIV prevention classes offered to the community, and counseling services for those with AIDS/HIV. There is also a Voluntary counseling training (VCT) for the community.
4) Bible study- We have a mentor program with a pastors who want to be study the word of God. We also train young students in Discipleship and Evangelism. We have a church made up of our children and the community and we have services throughout the week.
5) Extra-Curriculum- After school home work assistance program. Sports- soccer, Track and field, acrobats, choir and Dance are taught. Weekend and vocation camp programs are also offered when schools are closed for vocation.

Maryanne Nyambura Njeri,
Nakuru Center Director

 

edwardEdward Mbugua is the founding Director of our new Nyahururu children’s center. The newest of our three centers is just now getting off the ground and Edward is taking the lead in recruiting volunteers, registering children.
The programs offered here include:

 

1) Feeding program- We have started our feeding program to hundreds of children from this neighborhood.
2) Construction- We are in the final stages of finishing the administration block on this site.
3) Bible study. There is a bible study program for new believers. Also we planted a new church here that meets twice a week.
We want to establish similar programs like the ones in Nakuru and Nairobi

 

teresiaTheresa is the founding Director of our new Nyahururu children’s center. The newest of our three centers is just now getting off the ground and Theresa is taking the lead in recruiting volunteers, registering children.

The programs offered here include:

 

1) Feeding program- We have started our feeding program to hundreds of children from this neighborhood.
2) Construction- We are in the final stages of finishing the administration block on this site.
3) Bible study. There is a bible study program for new believers. Also we planted a new church here that meets twice a week.

We want to establish similar programs like the ones in Nakuru and Nairobi.

Teresia Waithera,
Nyahururu Center Director

founderJayne Mwangi – Country Director
• Responsible for developing the country program in keeping with the strategic plan.
• Developing, presenting and implementing the annual goals and budget.
• Responsible for overseeing effective and efficient management of the client business portfolio; strategic insights, portfolio implementation, monitoring and evaluation, quality control, cost-effectiveness and day-to-day oversight.
• Responsible for new program development:
• Represent the organization externally to strengthen existing relationships and generate new partnership opportunities with government agencies, international and national donors/funding agencies, implementing organizations, and community stakeholders