Mr. Johnston Mutua

Mr. Johnstone Mutua

Mr. Mutua has been involved in various social activities with the Hard of Hearing family in kenya. Working with the Raira Group of Schools since 2009. He has a wide experience in the field of Information technology. As a board member in The Deaf Girl's Education Foundation, with dynamism and foresight it emboldens his desire to empower the less privileged especially young "Deaf Ladies" who are marginalised in our today's society. The rich experience in various roles, it's his believe that a foundation, the landscape of job education level and joblessness among these minority groups will be tilted, through moral and material support to enable the subject to be endowed with knowledge which not only helps them to become productive members of the society but also ensures the subject has an exponential mindset. Eventually we are absorbing many life constraints.

Georgine Auma Obura

Founders of Deaf Girls Education Foundation and Secretary to the Board of Directors, She is a Deaf Educator and the current Director of Studies at Ngala School for the Deaf and Director of Studio KSL with eKitabu, an innovation that developes accessible learning materials for Deaf children. A teacher by profession, administrator by expereince, a girl education advocate by choice and a mentor by passion, she aspires to build a society where Deaf Girls (and boys) are not left behind in access to education and grow up to be holistic individuals able to be self sufficient, independent, empowered, mentored and safe. She is a also 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow and was named among the top 40 under 40 women in Kenya in Ms Georgine Auma Obura is one of the 2018 for her efforts in improving educational outcomes for Deaf children.

Georgine Auma Obura
Monica J. Tenai

Monica J. Tenai

Monicah Tenai is one of the co-founders of DGEF and The board of Directors Chairlady an Early Childhood Education and Development teacher. She currently working at Golden Hearts inclusive Centre in Eldoret and she is also founder of Deaf Girls Education Foundation (DGEF). Monicah founded DGEF in 2015 after her visit to Gallaudet University when she was first deaf female fellow from Kenya participated in the Mandela Washington fellowship for Young Africa leaders’ initiative in June to September 2014 in USA. The fellowship is a flagship program of former President Barrack Obama, US government and supported in its implementation by IREX.

During her visiting to Gallaudet University, she found only one Deaf female from Kenya who was doing her master. She determined to start the program to mentor deaf girls and women to join locals’ universities or studying aboard since less number of deaf women is graduated compare to deaf men in Kenya due to early marriage, Female Genital Mutilation, stereotype and culture beliefs.

She is passionate to empower and mentor Deaf girls and women who are both in high school or college. She hopes to partner with well-wishers, donors, private or government sections to provide scholarship to Deaf Girls and make them a different.

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Despite being a year old, we have successfully carried out mentorship events in three schools for the Deaf in Kenya, contributed towards successful planning of the international Deaf Awareness week, 2016, Mobilized a team of Deaf Mentors for the Mentorship Programs, and involved in facilitating two Leadership Camps for Deaf Girls and Boys.

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Account Name:    Deaf Girls Education Foundation,

Bank name:         Barclay bank of Kenya

Account number: 2036600929

Branch:               Moi Avenue