My connection to the communities we work with in Africa reminds me to be grateful for what I have got rather than complaining about what I haven’t got. To live from my heart with joy and celebration, to live in the present moment rather than lamenting the past or riding roughshod over the present as I clamber towards the future. To choose happiness and to laugh more. I love the reciprocal exchange of education we give each other.
Cass was a finalist in the 2015 New Zealander of the Year awards.
Projects Implementation Officer – Kenya
From the very start I wanted to ensure So They Can was a tangible and accessible organisation, a conduit for likeminded people who want to contribute to making the world a better place through education, especially for women and children. I personally get alot of satisfaction connecting people and communities to come together for a better life for all. I became involved for this reason amongst many and love the challenge of making this a reality.
Keri was recently included in the Australian Financial Review and Westpac Top 100 Women of Influence Awards for 2016.
Chief Financial Officer
East African Education Consultant
Project Implementation – Tanzania
Legal & Sponsorship Manager
Marketing and Communications Manager
Sponsorship & Admin Support
Maree Fitzgerald (volunteer)
Sew Women Can Project Manager
Business Development Manager
James Ole Mpilei
Community Education Manager
HR & Child Sponsorship
Social Worker Education Programs
Operations and Child Support Manager
Microfinance Liaison Manager
Kenyan Advisory Board
Warren Stanley – Chairman
Warren Stanley, an Australian based in Nairobi -Kenya is an Investment Banking Consultant. He is an alumnus of Macquarie University, Australia where he trained in Finance and Accounts. He is an expert in Corporate Finance and Deal Structuring, Stock-broking and Funds management among other areas in finance. He has a banking career spanning 30 years of which 13 years have been in Africa. He has held senior positions with Commonwealth Bank of Australia, ANZ Bank, Barclays and Citigroup.
Jaswinder (Jas) Bedi
Jas graduated as a textile technologist in the UK in 1984 and has over 27 years experience in the manufacturing sector in Kenya. Jas is an industrialist and an entrepreneur who has numerous responsibilities in business and various business member organizations. Over the years, he has attended several executive business courses organized by Harvard Business School, IMD, and IIM to mention a few to his credentials. He is also member of The Young Presidents Organization (YPO). His business acumen has been recognized by Government of Kenya whereby he was a appointed a board member at The Export Promotion Council in 2003 and thereafter in 2006 transferred to serve the board of The Export Processing Zones Authority where to-date he is an active member. He is the CEO for Bedi Investment Ltd.
Teresa Ndegwa is a banker by profession. She holds an MBA (Finance and Banking) from Kenyatta University. She is passionate about philanthropy and a member of several professional and charitable bodies within Kenya. She is currently the organizing secretary for Kinuthia Mbugua Foundation (KMF).
Ernest is a USA trained entrepreneur. He is a former Nakuru Town clerk and owns successful businesses including several hotel chains. He sits in several business and charity bodies both in Nairobi and Nakuru. He is currently the chairman for Kinuthia Mbugua Foundation (KMF) and Eyesight Kenya.
Joseph Muya is a renowned entrepreneur in the hotel industry. He currently owns and operates The Lake Nakuru Lodge and Crescent Island Tented Camp in Nakuru. He believes strongly in community outreach and conservation and one of his most recent accomplishments has been getting Lake Nakuru and Lake Elementaita designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. He has won several awards within the hotel industry at both national and International level.
Program Support Manager
Social Business Manager
Program Finance Officer
Mercy Wanjiku Macharia