Philipine Chepkoech Kidulah: Executive Director
Philipine Chepkoech Kidulah, also known as Pini, is a native of West Pokot County and a founding member of Jitokeze Wamama Wafrika, a community based organization committed to serving the people of West Pokot County who face vulnerability to droughts and conflicts induced by Climate Change. She serves in the capacity of Board Secretary and the Executive Director. Philipine is also a founding member and ex-officio board member of Friends of Jitokeze International, a US based 501c3 nonprofit organization that works in partnership with Jitokeze Wamama Wafrika, and other partners to promote the advancement of climate change justice, sustainability, peace and dialogue in Kenya and the US.
Before founding Jitokeze, Philipine worked for 7 years with women and youth of Kenya and Rwanda to promote community economic development, Christian discipleship, leadership, missions and Peacebuilding. She did these by working with Organizations such as World Vision Kenya, Trinity Fellowship Rwanda and African Enterprise Rwanda.
Philipine has a Masters Degree in International Development from Eastern University in St Davids, Pa and a Bachelor Degree in Environmental Studies and Community Development from Kenya University in Nairobi, Kenya.
Jackline Chemutai: Programs coordinator.
Jackline Chemutai is a native of west pokot County and a graduate of Moi University (Education). Having been in this region since her childhood, she developed a passion of working in her community to alleviate poverty and contribute towards women empowerment.
As a programs coordinator, she has been working towards ensuring all programs are running smoothly and effectively.
Ruth Chebet Ruto: Monitoring and Evaluations Coordinator
Ruth Chebet Ruto, a committed Christian is a resident of West Pokot County, Kapenguria Division. She joined JWW in October 2012, as a volunteer in Monitoring and Evaluation coordination and in February of 2013 she became the Coordinator of Monitoring and Evaluation for JWW. Before Joining us Chebet had interned with the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute in 2010, where she gained significant experience in monitoring and evaluation for agricultural projects.
Chebet has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Statistics with Computing, and brings with her the Technical skills in Monitoring and Evaluation that is greatly needed in Jitokeze. She is responsible for establishing the monitoring and evaluation department, training and coordinating the entire project team and beneficiaries on the Monitoring, Evaluation and reporting standards and tools for this project.
Lucy Kitele: Assistant finance and office Administrator
Lucy Kitele is an experienced facilitator and administrator, who joined the project July, 2012. She has a certificate in Early Childhood Development studies from Baringo District Center for Early Childhood Education. She also has an experience in administration duties as she was the administrator at St, Mary’s Assumption Catholic EDC, Siyoi and St. Andrews ACK ECD, Kapenguria. She also holds several certificates in; Para-legalism and conflict Transformation.her role is to oversee all the office operations as well as to ensure there is efficient financial flow within the organization.
Colleen Nafula: Communications officer.
Colleen Nafula is a native of Trans-Nzoia county and a communications and media Technology with IT graduate from Maseno University.
she is skilled in taking videos, audio and video editing using the different editing soft wares, creating publications and photography.
Her role at JWW is to ensure there is effective flow of information within the organization and to prepare communication materials to be used by the external public.
Judith Andisi: store Clerk
she holds a diploma in community development from Regional Center for Tourism and Foreign Languages.
she is a hard working individual who takes her job seriously and passionately. currently she is furthering her studies at Kisii University College Kapenguria while rendering her services in the organization.
Tailoring Trainer, Kenneth Omondi
Mr. Kenneth Omondi Achieng’ is a professional tailor. He joined JWW in June, 2012 as the program’s trainer. He graduated from the National Youth Service, Gilgil with GRADE III, II & I in tailoring. He then was employed at the Export Processing Zone Company in Nairobi. With the 9 years’ tailoring experience gained, Kenneth comes into the program with the motive of changing the marginalized women who have joined the program from being depended to having skills for independence and sustainability. His chief responsibility is to train the students in tailoring and to ensure that they attain professionalism in delivering high quality tailored products.
We have 8 volunteers serving as community facilitators in the implementation of this project. They are an integral part of ensuring that this project is implemented successfully. Each of the Community Facilitator is assigned six beneficiary groups in a sub-location to mobilize, train and coordinate. In last year’s project we served with 2 of these community facilitators and in this month of February we recruited 6 more.