Our Staff

The dedicated team that makes Action for Children in Conflict what it is and where we are envisioning to be.

Mr John Muiruri- COUNTRY DIRECTOR

John is a committed human rights, educationist and development worker with over 30
years’ experience working with vulnerable communities including street Children, orphans,
working children, women and youth. He has worked mainly in the slums of Nairobi having
started his work at Undugu Society of Kenya, the premier street children programme
operating in the streets of Nairobi and Mathare, Majengo, Dandora and Korogocho slums.
He later moved to AMREF Health Africa where founded the Dagoretti Child in Need Project an innovative Child Protection and Health Programme that uses an artistic approach to
address the health, education, social and developmental needs of the Children and the
community. John joined Action for Children in Conflict in the year 2011 and has led the organization through a transformational phase where acquired innovations and
technology are used to address issues of poverty, hunger, health, gender, education,
environment, access to justice and human rights.

 

GEORGINA WANJIKU – PROGRAMMES DIRECTOR

Georgina the Programmes Director joined AfCiC in the year 2011 as an intern/volunteer at
the Working Children Centre in Majengo as a numeracy and literacy teacher. In 2012, she
was promoted to an Education Advocacy officer responsible for being the primary liaison
between the organisation and local schools to ensure that children have access to quality
education. She played a steering role in the success of the Save the Children funded
Children Lead the Way, a project targeting working children in five countries in Africa and
South America. Through her commitment and dedication to wellbeing of Children and
Women, AfCiC was able to reach major milestones in the implementation of the project
making the project a huge success across the five countries

PETER KAMANDE NDUNG’U – PROGRAM ACCOUNTANT

Peter Kamande joined Action for Children in Conflict as an Accounts Assistant in the year
2014. He prepares all the Accounting work for AfCiC, plays a leading role in the preparation
of audited financial statements, tax returns and project financial reports. He is a CPA (K)
Graduate with over three years’ experience in the field.

PURITY WAITHERA KAGIA – TEMPORARY RESCUE CENTRE MANAGER

Purity Kagia since the year 2014 has been the manager of the Temporary Rescue Centre,
run by Action for Children in Conflict that is located at Karibaribi, Ngoingwa in Thika sub-
County. The centre is a place where former street children are rehabilitated and given an
informal education in a protective and nurturing environment. Purity holds a Degree in
Project Management and is responsible for overseeing the day to day running
of the Centre and the farm.

MESHACK PARAMUYA – WORKING CHILDREN CENTRE MANAGER

Meshack is the Manager of the Working Children Centre located at Majengo in Thika sub-
County. Children currently living and working on the streets frequent the Centre for basic
services such as hygiene food, medical care and life skills in basic literacy and numeracy.
Meshack holds a Degree in Social Work and joined Action for Children in Conflict in the year 2015. He is responsible for the day to day running of the Centre and follows up on street children
who visit the centre as well as vulnerable children in Majengo.

NELIUS NJOKI MACHARIA- Communication and policy advocacy strategist

Nelius Njoki is the Communications and Fundraising officer at Action for Children in
Conflict. She initially joined AfCiC as an intern in the year 2015 as an assistant legal officer.
She is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya by profession. Through her work with the
organization, she was able to gain vast knowledge in the field of communication and
fundraising. She is responsible for developing strategic communications and fundraising activities, developing and managing content across all digital and social media platforms,
supporting a range of fundraising events among others.

DERRICK KARINGA NDUNG’U – SENIOR LEGAL OFFICER

Derrick Karinga is the Senior Legal officer at Action for Children in Conflict. He joined AfCiC
in the year 2016. He is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya. He is in charge of the legal
department and oversees and manages the legal matters of the organization. As the legal
department, Derrick and his team are responsible for offering free legal advice to children
and women, free legal representation, conducting legal aid campaigns and advocacy
programs among others.

JENIFER KARIMI- COOK

Jenifer Karimi joined Action for Children in the year 2007. She has continually worked at
the Temporary Rescue Centre where she cooks and takes care of the children in a loving
and motherly manner as the House Mother.

MONICA ACHIENG –COOK

Monica Achieng joined Action for Children in the year 2007. She is the lead cook at St.
Patrick Primary School in Thika Town where AfCiC runs a school feeding programme
during school days. Through the programme children in the poverty stricken school are
provided with food in an aim to prevent them from dropping out of school due to hunger.
During the School holidays, she assists at the Temporary Rescue Centre in cooking and
other activities.

FLORENCE WARUGURU-COOK

Florence Waruguru joined Action for Children in the year 2007. She is a cook at St. Patrick Primary School in Thika Town where AfCiC runs a school feeding programme during school
days. Through the programme children in the poverty stricken school are provided with
food in an aim to prevent them from dropping out of school due to hunger. During the
School holidays, she assists at the Temporary Rescue Centre in cooking and other activites.

LILIAN WANJIRU WANJOHI – INTERN/VOLUNTEER

Lilian Wanjiru is a Project Management intern/Volunteer at Action for Children in Conflict.
She is currently a third year student at Kenya Technical Trainers College (KTTC)
undertaking a Degree in Project Management. As an intern, she assists the project
coordinator in day to day activities such as, the preparation of project proposals, project
schedules, project designs, identifying project risks and preparing background documents
for events. As an intern Lilian has gained hands-on experience with project management
methodology.

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