Kenyan Partnership (Nanga Organisation)
David is the Chairman of Kickstart’s partner organisation in Kenya, Nanga Organisation. David has held this position since inception in 2009 and has been supporting Kickstart since 2008 across our major projects at Familia Moja Children’s Centre, Mang’u Primary School and Olturoto Children’s Village. David is a Risk Consulting partner at KPMG in Kenya.
James is the Chairman of Kickstart in Australia and the UK, one of the co-founders of Familia Moja Children’s Centre and a trustee of Nanga Organisation (our Kenyan NGO partner). Outside of Kickstart, James has worked full time for the past eight years at KPMG and is currently the firm’s East Africa Market Lead for the infrastructure sector, based in Kenya. James is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business. James has been awarded an Australian Leadership Award for his work with Kickstart.
Solomon has been intimately involved with Kickstart since 2008 when he initially advised on the establishment Nanga Organisation, Kickstart’s partner organisation in Kenya. Following this, Solomon joined the board of trustees as secretary and has subsequently managed the processes of purchasing land and commencing development at Olturoto Children’s Village. Solomon holds two Masters Degrees of Law and works as Sub-Saharan Area Manager for Bureau van Dijk and Specializes in Transfer Pricing and International Tax Law.
Anupa was born and raised in Kenya and is on the management team of Tile & Carpet in Kenya. Anupa previously worked at KPMG in the UK, is a Chartered Account and graduated from London School of Economics. Anupa has been a great supporter of Kickstart’s work in Kenya since 2011.
Victoria joined the team in 2013 and in her first six months was instrumental in preparing Nanga Organisation for the opening of Olturoto Children’s Village. Victoria is now the General Manager of Nanga Organization, coordinating all aspects of Olturoto Children’s Village and responsible for reporting and direct liaison with the governance bodies of Nanga Organisation in Kenya and Kickstart Kids International in both Australia and the UK.
William joined the team in May 2014 from Koinonia Community where he managed a team of social workers focusing on reintegrating vulnerable children into family environments. William is responsible for managing all aspects of our work with children at Olturoto Children’s Village. William’s responsibilities include chairing our child selection committee, housing, education, nutrition, health, liaison with government bodies and reintegration of children back into families. William holds a Bachelor of Psychology as is passionate about working with children.
Nanga Organization. C/O David Leahy, PO Box 479 – 0042, Kitengela, Kenya. NGO number: OP.218/051/2009/0259/5850