Project Board

Gladys Chivatsi


Gladys holds a Masters Degree in Educational Administration. She is currently the Principal of Matuga Girls High School in Kwale.

Christine Mataza


Christine is the Chairperson of the Upendo Methodist Women Group who are the founder members of the Orphans’ Project. She is the Principal Nursing Officer for Kilifi North Sub-County. She is also a member of the Kilifi Methodist Church.

Alison Talbert


Alison Talbert is a missionary doctor serving with Crosslinks, a UK Anglican mission agency. She has lived in Kilifi since 2005 and is currently researching prevention and treatment of malnutrition at the Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Research Programme.

Moses Ngari


Moses Ngari Holds a PhD in Statistical Epidemiology and currently works as Programme Statistician at KEMRI/Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Kilifi, Kenya. Moses is very passionate about education and welfare of the less fortunate in the community like orphans. He is keen to engage in activities to provide this vulnerable group with a decent life and opportunity to acquire formal education.

Lydia Kasiwa


Lydia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science (Community Development) and a diploma in General Counselling. Lydia is currently working with KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) as the Community Liaison Officer.  She previously worked with Moving The Goalposts as the Health Education Coordinator and later as the Community Engagement and Football Coordinator. Lydia has vast experience in sports for development work.

Salim Mwalukore


Salim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biological science and an M.A. in Project Planning and Management (MAPPM).  He has been working with the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) in Kilifi since 2008 as the Community Liaison Manager.

Doris Muhache Keah


Doris is the secretary of the Upendo Methodist Women Group. She is professionally a banker and works with Imarika Sacco. She is also a member of the Kilifi Methodist Church.

Christine Lewa


Christine is the treasurer of the Upendo Methodist Women Group. She works at the Kilifi County Hospital. She is also a church leader at the Kilifi Methodist Church.