Our Vision

Vision
To become an organization that is widely recognized in the field of urban safety development, and respected for being: allinclusive; active; and innovative - as it develops and competes, with a high degree of professionalism and efficiency, a wide range of youth-based community activities in East Africa and beyond.

Our Mission

Mission
To reach out to youth in Kenya and globally through sports inter alia, thus promoting reform and transforming them into agents of positive change, thereby enabling them to positively contribute towards sustainable community development and offering them opportunities for self-development.

Our Approach

Ethic
Youth are at the forefront of KI activities, taking on major roles in the running of our Secretariat and on our Governing Council. The initiation, administration, completion and communication related to our projects are heavily dependent on the input of young women and men associated with KI.

KI SECRETARIAT

Felix Oduor
Felix Oduor

Manager

Felix runs the Nairobi office. After many years of running his own youth group in Kibera slum, Felix joined the initiative as a staff member after participating as a sponsored youth on the first KI climb in 2006.
Sadique Bilal Issa
Sadique Bilal Issa

Project Coordinator

Prior to joining KI, Sadique managed the Silanga Youth Group in Kibera. Sadique demonstrates his passion for sports by organizing and advising on sport-based events and projects. Sadique climbed Mt Kilimanjaro in 2008.
Judy Waithira
Judy Waithira

Administrative Officer

Judy has been involved in many youth group activities in Kibera. After her shop was destroyed during the 2008 post-election violence , Judy was employed by KI. Judy climbed Mt Kilimanjaro in 2006.
Steve Kasoa
Steve Kasoa

IT & Project Officer

Steve has been involved in Kibera-based youth groups for many years. After gaining a diploma in Information Technology and climbing Mt Kilimanjaro in 2008, Steve now oversees KI's IT and some its community projects.

KI GOVERNING COUNCIL

Timothy Challen
Timothy Challen

President

Tim is based in Geneva, Switzerland, where he works as a Business Development Manager for the United Nations Federal Credit Union. He founded KI after being shot by a gang of youth during a robbery in Nairobi, Kenya. He has climbed Mt Kilimanjaro 8 times.
Carl Wambasi
Carl Wambasi

Secretary

Carl, a qualified Nairobi lawyer, played a leading role in setting up KI as an Non-governmental organization in Kenya. He has his own firm 'Wambasi & Company Associates' in Nairobi, Kenya. He climbed Mt Kilimanjaro in 2007 and 2008.
Celine Emac
Celine Emac

Treasurer

A national of Cameroon, Celine specializes in education sciences and business administration, she has served as consultant and as staff member with various United Nations entities working in the fields of environment, international justice and peace building.
Pamela Agnone
Pamela Agnone

Governing Council Member

With more than 25 years of financial services experience, Pamela is Senior Vice President of Retail Services at the United Nations Federal Credit Union. Pamela holds an MBA in banking and finance from Hofstra University, New York; and climbed Mt Kilimanjaro with KI in 2007.
Wondwosen Asnake
Wondwosen Asnake

Governing Council Member

An Ethiopian national, Wondy works at the United Nations Environment Program where he uses his vast knowledge on NGO/Civil Society engagment towards sustainable development. Also a victim of crime in Nairobi, Wondy is keen to assist at-risk youth.
Norah Mueni Kalinga
Norah Mueni Kalinga

Governing Council Member

Norah was born in Korogocho slum, Nairobi. After reaching class 7, Norah joined a criminal gang due to peer pressure. Norah now works for community-based organization Link the Hidden Treasure, where she trained in tailoring and bead-making.
Fanina Kodre
Fanina Kodre

Governing Council Member

Fanina is Head of the Internet Unit and a climate change focal point at the United Nations Environment Programme. Having been shot at during a car jacking in Nairobi, Fanina is keen to assist at-risk youth. She climbed Mt Kilimanjaro in 2007 and 2009.
Paul Mbatha
Paul Mbatha

Governing Council Member

John Ngugi
John Ngugi

Governing Council Member

John is currently a National Youth Service group leader in Kibera slum. He is also a member of Umoja Youth Reform, made up of former criminals hired by KI to upgrade a sports field in Kibera and who now run a number of income-generating projects for the community.
Dr. Auma Obama
Dr. Auma Obama

Governing Council Member

Auma is the Founder and Director of the Sauti Kuu Foundation, an organization that works in Kenya and Germany and dedicated to assisting disadvantaged children and youth unlock their potential, in particular through Life Skills training and educational opportunities that lead to economic sustainability.
George Ojowi
George Ojowi

Governing Council Member

George is a senior law enforcement officer, with over 15 years experience in combating crime in Kenya. He has participated in KI activities since 2006, when the organization was first set up and has twice climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to support youth in becoming positive role models in their communities.
Dominic Opiyo
Dominic Opiyo

Governing Council Member

Dominic is a peer trainer specialized in Gender Based violence (GBV), HIV/AIDS care support, community/ leadership mobilization and conflict management. He has worked with Nzumari Africa; Men for Gender Equality; 'No means No' Kenya chapter; Africa Alive; and National Council of Churches in Kenya.
James Wamalwa
James Wamalwa

Governing Council Member

James went to Zetech College in Nairobi. He then went on to form Youth Network on Economic Empowerment Program (Y.N.E.E.P). The group brought together 50 young people in Gatina (Dagoretti /Kawangware) and provided them with economic and social empowerment.