Meet our team

Raising Futures Kenya is a UK registered charity (no. 1181670). We work in close partnership with Kenyan NGO Raising Futures Kenya (no. OP.218/051/2003/0378/3014), and have done successfully for over 20 years.


In the UK we have 1.2 equivalent full-time equivalent staff. In Kenya we have 21 full-time staff. Both organisations are supported by a Board of Trustees, advisors and volunteers.

Mary Mwangi

Operations Director

Mary oversees the NGO’s work in Kenya. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA-K) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Mount Kenya University. She also holds a Certification on Strategic Management and Leadership from the Kenya Institute of Management. Mary has worked with Raising Futures Kenya for 12 years and has been in senior management for 6 years.


Florence Olwenge

Seed of Hope Manager

Florence is a trained teacher and qualified counsellor, she oversees the management of our three Seed of Hope centres. Florence also supports our students with counselling, mentorship and personal guidance. Florence was one of the original members of staff to join Seed of Hope back in 2002.


Kirsty Erridge


Kirsty oversees strategy, financial management, fundraising and operations in the UK. She has over 13 years experience working in senior management in international NGOs in the UK and US, particularly in projects supporting women and girls in Sub-Saharan Africa. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Criminology and holds a fundraising qualification from the Chartered Institute of Fundraising. Kirsty has worked with us since July 2019.


Natalie Hayden

Fundraising Support Officer

Natalie works in a supporting role to both the UK and Kenyan team. Her responsibilities include overseeing the social media platforms for the organisation and donor communication. Natalie has worked in the charity sector for 4 years and after taking a short break to raise a young family, she is ready to dive back in. Natalie started with us in May 2022.


Meet our Seed of Hope Nairobi Team

Steve Casten Onyiro

Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy & Computer Teacher

Steve teaches Entrepreneurship, Financial literacy and Computer Skills. He leads the staff team and works closely with Florence, and supports IT in Kariti and Kitui.

Jack Walumbwa

Motor Vehicle Mechanics and Electricals Teacher

Jack teaches the Motor Vehicle Mechanics course. He also provides counselling to students and leads the outreach programmes in Nairobi.

Jescah Aswani

Fashion & Fabric Design Teacher

Jescah teaches Fashion & Fabric Design and teaches crafts skills to other teachers. She is also responsible for the menstrual hygiene project.

Vincent Maingi

Security Guard and Grounds Person

Vincent provides security and protection. He is also responsible for maintenance of the site.

David Muinde

Security Guard and Office Messenger

David provides security and protection. He also carries out messenger duties for the office/management.

Elizabeth Mumbua

Security Guard and Cook

Elizabeth is a daytime security guard providing security and protection. She also cooks the student's free lunches.

Meet our Seed of Hope Kitui Team in Kangweni

Ann Mary Wambogo

Centre Manager

Ann Mary is the Centre Manager at Kitui and teaches Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy and Computer Skills. She leads the staff team and works closely with Florence and the local Board.

Elizabeth Munanie

Fashion and Fabric Design Teacher and Curriculum Supervisor

Elizabeth is a trained teacher and counsellor. She teaches Fashion and Fabric Design and craft skills and is responsible for ensuring the curriculum is current and implemented using the right teaching methodology.

Titus Kioko

Carpentry & Joinery Teacher

Titus teaches the Carpentry and Joinery course and provides students with counselling support. He leads on boys group counselling and leads the outreach programme in the community.

Evelyne Ngali Ngotho

Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Teacher

Evelyne teaches the Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy course. She is responsible for the menstrual hygiene project.

Wanyamu Maseki

Security Guard

Wanyamu provides security and protection. He also looks after the crops on the centre farm, used for student's lunches.

Jackson Savali

Security Guard and Grounds Person

Jackson provides security and protection. He is also ensure the grounds are well maintained.

John Ngwisya

Security Guard and Cook

John provides security and protection. He is also responsible for cooking the student's free lunches.

Meet our Seed of Hope Kariti Team in Murang'a

Edwin Muriithi Munyi

Centre Manager

Edwin is the Centre Manager at Kariti and teaches Entrepreneurship, Financial literacy and Computer Skills. He leads the staff team and works closely with Florence and the local Board.

Margaret Muthoni Mwangi

Curriculum Supervisor

Margaret is the Curriculum Supervisor at our rural Seed of Hope Centre in Kariti, Murang'a County. She also teaches Catering and Hospitality and offers counselling sessions to students.

Veronica Wangui

Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Teacher

Veronica teaches Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy. She is also responsible for the menstrual hygiene project.

Simon Maina

Security Guard and Cook

Simon provides security and protection. He is also responsible for cokking the student's free lunches and helps look after crops in the centre farm.

Samuel Njoroge

Security Guard and Grounds Person

Samuel provides security and protection. He also ensures the grounds are well maintained.

Stanley Mungai

Security Guard

Stanley provides security and protection. He is also responsible for looking after the crops in the centre farm, used for the student's lunches.

Meet our UK Trustees, Advisors and Volunteers

Andy King

Chair of Trustees

Andy is a charity specialist working at Remarkable Partnerships. He believes deeply in our mission to support young Kenyans to shape their own future, and is constantly inspired by the stories that come through. Having won numerous awards in the sector, he is excited to drive the team forward to new heights.


Olivia Geymond

Deputy Chair of Trustees

Olivia is a research and M&E expert, passionate about harnessing evidence to improve socio-economic programmes and policies in low- and middle-income countries. She brings extensive experience in education and youth employment. Olivia is excited to accompany RFK in nurturing an evidence-based culture.


Mike Doris

Treasurer Trustee

Mike is the Audit Director (Data and Analytics) for Nationwide. He has previously worked overseas and was the Treasurer for a small international development charity. Mike is the Treasurer on our Board of Trustees.


Deborah Kimathi


Deborah is Raising Futures Kenya’s former Field Director and is now CEO at Dignitas Project, another small Kenyan NGO. She has a Masters in Education and International Development from University College London and over fifteen years' experience working in education and development. Debs lives in Kenya.


Manni Kuthiala


Manni comes with over fifteen years of experience leading cross-functional, international projects in the pharmaceutical sector. Manni believes strongly in our mission, and brings her experience of having managed models similar to Raising Futures Kenya from her corporate life.


Andrew Munnings


Andrew is a highly experienced Project/Operations Manager focusing on financial crimes and compliance. He grew up in South Africa and volunteers for a number of nonprofit organisations.


John Fleming


John has over 20 years of Executive Level experience within the not-for-profit sector in UK, USA, UAE, Italy, India, The Netherlands & Ireland. He is the former Chief Executive of Sightsavers Ireland and is currently the CEO of Saint John of God Foundation covering UK, Netherlands, Malawi and Ireland. John is a highly skilled fundraiser and supports us with overall fundraising strategy and implementation.


Khadija Owusu


Khadija is a Junior Doctor and a founding member of the UK charity Melanin Medics. With expertise in charity, health and access, she works closely with young people in the UK and across Africa delivering programmes in health, education and empowerment.


Dan Bunter


Dan is a researcher with skills and experience in M&E and Impact Evaluation – working in Kenya, Tanzania and Sri Lanka. He is passionate about ensuring organisations are well-equipped to capture and measure the impact of their work. Dan brings his impact assessment expertise to the Board and supports us with our monitoring, evaluation and learning.


Dr Noorzaman Rashid

Adviser to the Board

Noorzaman has over 20 years board and executive level experience working across national and international organisations to improve individual, team and organisational performance. He is currently a Managing Partner of a leadership development, advisory and consultancy firm working to create sustainable organisations.


Philip Keet


A successful businessman and Founder/Chief Executive Officer of Millennium Consulting, Philip Keet was born and spent his formative years in Kenya. Established in 1995, the consultancy supports global organisations with their technology journeys by providing advice and delivering finance and technology transformation solutions.


Josh Dickinson

Fundraising Volunteer

Award winning fundraiser Josh has been kindly volunteering with us since October 2018. He has been supporting our Trusts, Foundations and Corporates fundraising. Josh has recently taken up a new position with Thames Valley Air Ambulance as Supporter Engagement Campaign Officer.


Susan Leckey

Data Volunteer

Susan joined us in 2020 and kindly supports us with lots of data input, ensuring our database and donation data is up-to-date and accurate.


Meet our Kenya Trustees, Advisors and Volunteers

More details of the Kenyan Board of Trustees and advisors coming soon…