Isaac Ambogo Ngere

Isaac Ngere

  • Bachelors of Medicine, University of Nairobi, 2010
  • Internship at Provincial General Hospital, Kisumu
  • Orphanage Project: Developing a school for AIDS orphans and improving economic opportunities for community members
  • Wagire
  • Mentor: Sister Mary Owens

Isaac, an orphan, was the first PATHWAYS Leadership for Progress scholar. Despite financial hardship and family difficulties, Isaac remained in school and excelled in his studies. On the national secondary school leaving exam, he scored among the 10 highest in the whole country. Isaac’s project focused on improving education for youth, especially orphans and girls, and improving overall opportunities to boost the local economy. Isaac’s community group constructed seven classrooms measuring 40 Feet by 18 Feet which provided learning space for 150 pupils. This construction took place in two phases between 2010 and 2012. A library and kitchen were renovated and the library stocked with 300 books and reference materials. Six solar panels were Continue reading

Dennis Mutwiri


  • Economics, University of Nairobi, 2013
  • Economic Project: Solar power, tree nursery, fishery, microfinance
  • Nanyuki
  • Mentor: Catherine Kaimenyi

Dennis Mutwiri was brought up by a single mother, who sadly passed away in 2006 making him responsible for his siblings.  Paying school fees was always a challenge for him, yet he managed to complete his high school education. Dennis’s project focuses on introducing solar energy and its benefits to his community.  In addition, his project includes a fishery, a tree nursery and a microfinance community banking system.  Continue reading

Michael Murigi


  • Economics, University of Nairobi, 2013
  • Food security and economics: Introducing cassava growing to community
  • Murangua
  • Mentor: Catherine Kaimenyi

Michael Murigi was born to poor parents and often had to skip grade school to work in nearby coffee farms to earn money for clothes and school supplies. Because of the current lack of food in his village and insufficient rains, Michael’s proposed project is to encourage the planting of cassava in his village. Cassava is an indigenous crop that is fast growing and well adapted to the dry environment and local plant diseases.  The starch filled roots can be used like potatoes or ground into flour, while the leaves can be used like spinach. He believes adding cassava as an alternative crop can increase food security and increase income among the villagers,  “It is shameful that in the 21st century economic activities are almost halted due to hunger.” Continue reading

Hussein Abdhallah


  • Actuarial Science, Kenyatta University, graduated 2016
  • Environmental Project: Environmental improvement including tree planting
  • Mombassa
  • Mentor:Catherine Kaimenyi

Hussein is the last-born in a family of five and the only child who has had an opportunity to attend high school. Like many girls in Kenya, his elder sister was married when she finished her primary school, and unfortunately, her husband was HIV-positive. He passed-away last year.
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