Board

The Art for Children Foundation comprises of two boards: Advisory Board and Board of Directors.

The Advisory Board was established on 31st October 2020, in Naivasha. It comprises highly skilled and experienced professionals from various fields in the industry. It is tasked with providing oversight and professional advice, regarding industry best practise, to our Board of Directors. The Advisory Board is the think-tank of the organisation.

The Board of Directors at Art for Children Foundation currently comprises of six (6) members, i.e. The Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, and three (3) other board members. It is tasked with providing oversight and governance of the foundation. The Board, represented by five (5) of its directors, act as the signatory of the foundation to the NGOs Cordination Board.

Chairperson – Advisory Board

Member – Advisory Board

Member – Advisory Board

Member – Advisory Board

Chairperson – Board of Directors

Secretary – Board of Directors

Treasurer – Board of Directors

Member – Board of Directors

Member – Board of Directors

Dr. Judith Nguli

Dr. Judith Nguli

Chairperson - Advisory Board

Dr. Judith Nguli is a public policy analyst, financial investment enthusiast, and an educationist with a passion for engaging in socio-development activities that positively impact society. She has volunteered support on the model and growth of local NGOs for the last five years. She is a fierce advocate for an illiteracy-free society, where every child gets an opportunity to learn.  “Education helps children reach their full potential, provides opportunities for them in the future, and provides a chance to escape the cycle of poverty, acting as a social equalizer. Through art, children develop life skills and growth mindset to help them master craft, doing well academically” – Dr.Nguli.

Judith has more than seven years of experience working in Kenya and the USA; in the aviation industry, audit, and public policy institutions. She is currently a lecturer at Moi University. She holds a doctorate in Finance with a specialization in Development Finance from Moi University. She obtained her Masters in Banking and Finance and an undergraduate degree in Civil Aviation Management from the same university. She is a Certified Professional Accountant of Kenya (CPA-K) and currently pursuing Chartered Financial Analyst.

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Banice Kamau

Member - Advisory Board

Ms. Banice is a Political Analyst with over 5 years working with both local and international NGOs in regards to advocacy in children’s rights, protection, and education.
She has worked as a field officer, research and data assistant as well as a volunteer social worker. She has worked with Kenya RedCross, Madison Insurance, and Star Optics. She has also worked with K-NOTE, under Children Lead the Way project (CLTW), funded by Save the Children International, fhi360, and APHIAplus program.
She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in International Relations at the University of Nairobi. She has a post-graduate diploma in Project Management from Kenya Institute of Management studies (KIM) and Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences major in Political Science, with a minor in Social Administration.
She is passionate about working with children and youths in society.

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Stella Mutuku

Stella Mutuku

Member - Advisory Board

Ms. Stella Mutuku is an economist and a public policy Analyst. She brings over 5 years of diverse career experience with strong expertise and passion to building inclusive public policies that yield sustainable social impact.

She has worked with various international and national organizations such as IDInsight, Netherlands Development organization (SNV), Kenya Climate Innovation Centre, and Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA). She is also a co-founder and strategy director at 254 Youth Policy Cafe, a youth network that creates awareness and advocates the inclusion of youths in public policy making process.

Ms. Stella Mutuku holds a Masters Degree in Economics from Kyungpook National University, South Korea, and a Bachelors Degree in Economics and Finance from Kenyatta University, Kenya.

She is passionate about working with communities to create innovative solutions that make positive impacts to our societies.

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Anthony Mwaura

Anthony Waithera

Member - Board of Directors

Mr. Anthony works at the Kenya Investment Authority (KenInvest) as a Policy Analyst since May 2018 and is charged with research, policy advocacy and planning on matters investment and regional integration. He has excelled in Strategic Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Performance Contracting as well as Resource Mobilization. Most notable is his contribution in the development of Kenya Investment Policy (KIP) and the County Investment Handbook.

He has actively spearheaded country specific initiatives such as the Global Competitiveness Index under the World Economic Forum, the Regional Integration Implementation Program under the National Treasury, as well as the Ease of doing business report under IFC-World Bank.

Mr. Anthony has over 6 years of technical research and planning expertise having previously worked at the National Treasury’s Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations Department (IGFR-D) where he was mainly involved in county budget analysis, policy analysis and research.

He has also previously worked as a Project Director at Compassion International – a Christian Child Welfare Non-Governmental Organization where he successfully initiated one of the most successful projects to date being the Ngong KE-262 project. His main duties were project management, quality assurance as well as monitoring and evaluation of donor funds. 

Mr. Anthony has also worked at M.N Kamau & Company Advocates as as paralegal and is currently an adjunct lecturer at the Kisii University – Nairobi town campus.

Mr. Anthony has a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Nairobi (UoN), a Bachelors Degree in Economics and Statistics from South Eastern Kenya University (SEKU) and has a Certified Public Accountant (CPA-1) qualification from KASNEB.

Mr. Anthony has professional certifications in Budget Planning, Forecasting and Analysis (KESRA), Alcohol and Drug Abuse Workplace Based Prevention Interventions (NACADA) as well as peer counselling (SEKU).

Mr. Anthony is not only an established Economist but also has a heart for the children and the most vulnerable in the society. He brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge to the board alongside his kind personality.

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Mr. Kenneth Kamau

Kenneth Kamau

Chairperson - Board of Directors

Mr. Kenneth is a certified Sustainability Leader, United People Global (UPG) class of 2021. He holds a Bachelors of Science (Honours) Degree in Business Information Technology, from the University of Greenwich, United Kingdom. He also holds Levels 4 and 5 Diplomas in Computer Studies, from NCC Education, United Kingdom.

Mr. Kenneth has over 5 years of experience in Software Development, Database Engineering,  ICT Consultancy, and Social Media Management. He has worked for public, private, and no-profit sectors. This includes the The National Treasury and Planning, The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), Research Solutions Network (RSN), GoldStar Kenya (GSK), Kenya Civil Society Platform for Oil and Gas (KCSPOG), 254 Youth Policy Café, among others.

During his service in the public sector, Kenneth has received in-house trainings and hands-on-experience on: CCTV installation, PABX, Microsoft Office Business Suite, Survey Systems and Applications, Navision, Risk Management, Social Media Management, Personal Security, Emergency Plan and Disaster Management, among others.

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Kenneth has volunteered in various successful medical crowdfunding committees for patients, that have helped raise over Kshs. 16.4 Million ($152,232). This has helped save the patients’ lives, who have since undergone major surgeries and theatre rounds, received necessary medical access, and recovered to a point of being discharged from the hospital.

He is also a talented musician, artist, poet, and writer. He holds the Outstanding Musician of the Year – 2019, Naivasha Six Stars Gala Awards.

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John Kihonge

John Kihonge

Member - Board of Directors

Mr. John Kihonge is a sound engineer with over six (6) years experience in his field. He has produced songs for various artists from and outside Kenya.

He is also a pioneer of the foundation.

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Ben Kimani

Ben Wainaina

Treasurer - Board of Directors

Mr. Ben Wainaina is a Masters of Economics student at Kenyatta University, and a holder of Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the same university. He currently works as a Freelance Researcher and Economist.

He is very passionate about children and nurturing their talents for a better future.

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Elsy Mugoiri

Elsy Mugoiri

Member - Board of Directors

Mrs. Elsy Mugoiri is a Diploma graduate in Community Development Social Work, and has over nine (9) years of experience as a Peer Educator. She has worked with several Community Based Organizations (CBOs) around Kenya, as a Peer Educator and Social Worker. Some of these organizations include; Maisha Bora Initiative – Naivasha, Empowerment and Participatory Development Agency – Kakamega, Street Life Care – Nairobi, among others.

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Ruphas Chege

Ruphas Njeri

Member - Board of Directors

Mr. Ruphas Njeri is a trained primary school teacher. He holds a Diploma in Primary Teacher Education (P1) from Presbyterian Teachers College – Rubate, in Chuka – Meru.

He is also a talented Pop/RnB singer, dancer and a pioneer of the foundation.

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Mr. Kenneth Kamau

Kenneth Kamau

Founder & CEO

Mr. Kenneth is a certified Sustainability Leader, United People Global (UPG) class of 2021. He holds a Bachelors of Science (Honours) Degree in Business Information Technology, from the University of Greenwich, United Kingdom. He also holds Levels 4 and 5 Diplomas in Computer Studies, from NCC Education, United Kingdom.

Mr. Kenneth has over 5 years of experience in Software Development, Database Engineering,  ICT Consultancy, and Social Media Management. He has worked for public, private, and no-profit sectors. This includes the The National Treasury and Planning, The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), Research Solutions Network (RSN), GoldStar Kenya (GSK), Kenya Civil Society Platform for Oil and Gas (KCSPOG), 254 Youth Policy Café, among others.

During his service in the public sector, Kenneth has received in-house trainings and hands-on-experience on: CCTV installation, PABX, Microsoft Office Business Suite, Survey Systems and Applications, Navision, Risk Management, Social Media Management, Personal Security, Emergency Plan and Disaster Management, among others.

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Kenneth has volunteered in various successful medical crowdfunding committees for patients, that have helped raise over Kshs. 16.4 Million ($152,232). This has helped save the patients’ lives, who have since undergone major surgeries and theatre rounds, received necessary medical access, and recovered to a point of being discharged from the hospital.

He is also a talented musician, artist, poet, and writer. He holds the Outstanding Musician of the Year – 2019, Naivasha Six Stars Gala Awards.

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