Our Staff

Edward Njoi

Chief Financial Officer

Edward oversees all of the CYEC’s financial transactions. He has overseen large projects funded by Zawadi Fund International, the Kenyan Government, ILO and USAID. Mr. Njoi is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a bachelors degree in finance from Kenya College of Accountants University. Before joining the CYEC’s staff, Edward worked with the Street Families Rehabilitation Trust Fund.

Daniel Waithaka

Head of Residential Programs

Daniel runs a community health clinic based at the CYEC and oversees residential care and nutrition. He holds a BSc in Nursing from the University of Nairobi and is a registered Community Health Nurse. As an undergraduate, he conducted research in Kibera on the nutritional status of slum-dwelling children. Before coming to the CYEC Mr. Waithaka worked at the Provincial Hospital in Nyeri.

Gladwell Anangwe

Logistics Officer

Gladwell oversees the Centre’s major purchases and ensures that the Centre is equipped with all of the children’s needs. She ensures that vehicles, supplies and staff time are used efficiently.

Bernard Oduor

Head of Production, Partnerships and Enterprise Development

Bernard oversees the Centre’s agricultural production activities. He serves as the chairman for Zawadi Youth Enterprises, prudently guiding youth as they start and expand enterprenuerial acivities. Mr. Oduor holds BSc in Business Information Technology from Kenya Methodist University and diploma in Information Technology from the Dedan Kimathi University .

Issa Adam

Head of Education

Issa Adam runs daily operations at the centre. He oversees the running of iLima Nursery School and the education of all CYEC children in general. He ensures that children are placed in the correct school and monitors their grades and participation in class. He is the contact person between local schools and CYEC.

Magdalene Ngatia

Nursery School Teacher

Magdalene teaches the iLima Nursery school pupils. She is a certified ealy childhood teacher.

Michael Nthenge

Head of Vocational Skills Training

Michael oversees the vocational skills training program. He is a certified metal work instructor.

David Wangila


Wangila drives the Centre’s vehicles, taking children to school and picking up supplies. He also assists in general maintenance of the Centre.

Stephen Njenga

House Father

Njenga assists the daily activities of the CYEC’s boys and ensures that all of their basic needs are met. He wakes and prepares the boys for school, ensures that each boy attends every meal and goes to bed on time. He also provides emotional and paternal support. He is also a very skilled handyman and assists in the Centre’s maintenance.

Mercy Wawira


Mercy oversees financial transactions with the Centre and Zawadi youth Enterprises. She also runs the Centre’s “duka” (or shop), which brings in profits that benefit the children.

Phyllis Wanjiru

House Mother

Phyllis oversees the daily activities of the CYEC’s girls and ensures that all of their basic needs are met. This includes waking and preparing the girls for school, ensuring that each girl attends all meals and goes to bed on time. She also provides emotional and maternal support to all of the CYEC’s girls.