Riziki Kenya Board
Message from the Board
We are duty bound to support and guide today’s children to become responsible adults of tomorrow. Team work is important as we put aside our artificial differences in terms of religion, tribe, education, gender, social status, or other misguided considerations. As Kenyans we should discover, utilize and cherish our strength in diversity as we work together as a united people to build one strong and prosperous nation. We appreciate the important role played by the caregivers and other individuals who have rendered continued support and direct involvement in Riziki Kenya programs.
We acknowledge the government of Kenya, local leadership, donors/ partners, NGOs, Churches and the Kibra Community in general for their continued trust in and support to Riziki Kenya. Their goodwill will enable Riziki programs accomplish their mission and reach out to more people.
Riziki is pursuing a combination of consolidation, expansion and integrative strategies and activities aimed at mitigating the socio-economic impact of poverty, sickness and lack of education. Transformation of lives through education and support is a strong driving force of intervention as we seek alternative ways of resource mobilization.
REV. PROF. ZABLON NTHAMBURI
A theologian, a scholar and a renowned church leader widely researched and published on areas of religion, church history and society. He is extensively involved in various development initiatives at the governmental, nongovernmental, Church and community level. Prof. Nthamburi, a former Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church in Kenya and is currently the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Resource Mobilization at the Kenya Methodist University.
PROF. MARY GETUI
Mary N. Getui is a lecturer at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa in the department of religious studies. Mary has previously served under various capacities at the Kenyatta University. She has researched widely and published in the areas of education, religion and gender. She is involved in community service and church initiatives that focus on the family with special interests in children, youth and the women. Mary also has keen interests on the challenges that contemporary Africa has to grapple with as relates to culture, globalization and the rural-urban migration.
REV. DR. MARY KINOTI
Chairperson Resource Mobilization & Corporate Communications Committee, Riziki
An ordained clergy and developmental psychologist widely experienced in working with youth and children in the church, schools and society. She has been involved in designing programs and policies on HIV&AIDS with special reference to children, youth and women. Mary is very passionate about empowerment of orphans and vulnerable children(OVC) and has researched extensively on holistic child transformation. She is also commissioned as a missioner of hope for the children of Africa. She once headed the AIDS and Drugs Control Unit at Daystar University, and is currently the Deputy Vice Chancellor at KEMU University in charge of Academics.
CEO – Vedman Capital
He is a finance specialist, entrepreneur and philanthropist with 30 years’ experience in micro finance, private equity, fund Management, real estate and insurance. He has been involved in designing and implementation of credit and community development programs and schemes. He has interest in empowering grassroots communities mobilize local resources for development agenda and sustainability, as well as mentoring, coaching and training entrepreneurs. Luke is a member of the:
Charmers Global Network of Trainers, Institute of Directors (Kenya), Kenya Institute of Management (KIM)
He has previously worked with KSCF, NCCK, ECLOF and AMREF in various capacities, is Co- founder of Fusion Capital, a company involved in accessing financial services to SME’S in Kenya and other regional countries, as well he served as a CEO of Suntra Investment Bank and sits in various boards of institutions.
She is a Director of Melchizedek Hospital where she also works as the hospital Counseling psychologist. She has wide experience working (counseling) with both individuals and groups. She has researched on trauma among primary school going children. Joyce extensively works with church and para church organizations in counseling and training counselors. She is also very well versed with medical diagnostic practices and professional ethics having worked at the Kenyatta National Hospital where she was in charge of pathology department. Joyce also worked for ICIPE where she was in-charge of fine structure research Unit.
FRANCIS NKONGE CHABARI
An Agricultural Economist with background training in Dryland Resources Management. Has previously worked as an Agricultural Extension Officer in the Government of Kenya, as an International Agricultural Research Scientist and as Programs Coordinator with International Development Agencies in the COMESA region. Presently is an employee of CNFA and works as Chief of Party for a USAID-funded program targeting pastoralists of North Eastern Kenya. Loves fruit farming.
Mr. Koome is country Finance Director with General Board of Global Ministries, in Angola. Ken served as the donor funds accountant with the Methodist Church in Kenya for many years. He is a Certified Public Accountant with BA in Business Administration and MBA. He is widely experienced in the areas of finance and entrepreneurship. His desire to see the society become an entrepreneurial community, to alleviate human suffering towards a better understanding of their potential and God given talents. Inculcating the spirit of transparency, accountability and prudent management of resources at their disposal.
Riziki Kenya is a Christian organization that is committed to the psycho-spiritual and socio-economic challenges facing orphans and vulnerable children in slums and other under privileged circumstances.
Jonathan Ng'eno Estate, off Lang'ata Road.
P. O. Box 5910 - 00200 City Square Nairobi, Kenya
Cell: +254 773 845866
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