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Elimu Fanaka

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Elimu Fanaka is a non-profit organization working with rural public primary schools in Kenya to improve access to quality education and ultimately create sustainable communities.

Kazi Mghendi

Founder & Team Lead

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Kazi is passionate about leadership development at all levels and uses her experience and expertise to identify and support community-led solutions. She is enthusiastic about improving education standards in public primary/elementary schools, including supporting the reformation of education policies and their implementation in rural communities. She views schools as centers for change and believes that education can be utilized as a tool that can bring positive transformation to underserved communities. Kazi has over 10 years of experience in humanitarian, leadership training, social development, and microfinance. She previously worked at the impact investment organization Acumen managing their East Africa Fellows Program and Academy. She also worked at Ongoza Institute as Stakeholder Engagement Manager, leading Ongoza’s fundraising and partnership engagement efforts and managing relationships with investors, funders, donors, government institutions, partners, and entrepreneurs. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Development with a concentration in Integrated Community Development from Daystar University and Master’s in International Relations – Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs at the United States International University.

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