Who we are
KIKORA PROGRAMME COORDINATOR
Giorgia’s passion in development and working for children’s rights has brought her from her home country of Italy to Kenya to focus on the needs of street children. She has worked to develop and fundraise for the KIKORA project and she is now implementing the project as the project manager. With a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and a Masters in Local Development from Padova University in Italy, she also has a variety of experiences abroad, including an exchange programme in the Netherlands, and an internship in Nyahururu (Kenya) at St. Martin CSA where conducted research for her thesis, which focused on street children in Kenya.
While originally from the United States, Nicole has been living and working in Kenya from 2013 to 2018 when she moved to Sierra Leon where she currently lives and work as a Programme Development and Funding Officer for am important international organization. She holds a Bachelors of Social Work degree from Western New England University in Massachusetts, and a Masters of Social Work degree, with a focus on International Development, from Washington University in Saint Louis. She has experience working in a number of management capacities, including in non-profit organizations in the US, Kenya, South Sudan and Sierra Leon.
John Jomothe Lerantilei
KIKORA PROJECT MANAGER
John is a kenyan citizen born and raised in Samburu County; his curiosity and passion for studies brought him to gain certificates and knowledge in many fields, from development studies, to accounting to education. He never stops studying and he is currently pursuing a Bachelor in Education at the University of Nairobi. His work experience is various and comprehends jobs as project manager for international development organizations throughout Kenya, mainly working with vulnerable children. John is also a great teacher, counselor and social worker He approached Kikora out of genuine interest, driven by his will to help the street children in his own town. His passion, his work ethics and great experience made him the project manager of Kikora in January 2019, and since then he has been leading the team and the project admirably.
Faiza Rumbe Hamesa
Faiza is a young student at Laikipia University pursuing a Bachelor in Education. She joined Kikora after finishing highschool as a volunteer, with time she took on the role of youth officer and she started following many administrative tasks. She played a big role in the start and development of the income generating activities to support the project like the beads accessories market and the Kikora Cafe. She is passionate about working with vulnerable kids to change their life and help them be better people in the society of tomorrow. After being employed for 5 years in the project she had to leave to complete her studies in another town but her heart is still at Kikora where she volunteers in her free time.