Meet The Team

Boabab Staff
ROSE WANJIRU NDEGWA is my name but I go by Teacher Rose at the school. I am the Head teacher at the Baobab Kindergarten. I started working here in Feb 2008, where I had 25 children in a very tiny room, which we called the cowshed. I live close to the school with my partner Brian and three children, Claire, Ramsey and Ann. It has been and still is an amazing experience of having these children come to us for three years and leave us being very confident, clever and healthier than they were. I am and will be forever thankful to the trustees, the sponsors and donors and everyone else who helps keep this awesome place going.

My name is HANNAH NJANGO GITHIRE but the children call me Teacher Ann. I am a teacher by profession with a Diploma in Early Childhood Education. I love working with children and have been working in the Baobab Kindergarten since March 2017 - so two years now. I am married to Dedan and we are blessed with two children - Kingsley and Zissel. My husband is a music teacher.​​​​​​​
My name is VIOLET NANJALAI was born and raised in Bungoma County. I am a devoted Christian, married to one husband. We have been blessed with two adorable children a girl and a boy.  I am a teacher by profession. My training is in Early Childhood Development Education Diploma Levels. I am working as a trained and qualified teacher. I enjoy helping children excel and thrive in their early stages of development. 
My name is HANNAH NDUTA KIMAN. I am a single mum of one young man, James. I have trained in Early Childhood and have worked with children for over 20 yrs. I joined the Baobab Kindergarten in Sep 2018 as a volunteer. I have also worked internationally, in the UK, Switzerland and other parts of Africa. I was born in Wangige and this is still my residence now.
DAMARIS WAMBUI NJOROGE works as a cook and a cleaner in our school, where she joined in Feb 2009. She is ever committed to her work and she volunteers to help wherever she can. She also does food shopping for the school and has never complained of bringing every day’s milk. She is humble and the children find her very easy to talk to. She is married and has two children.
MARY WANGUI MWANGI works as a cook and a cleaner in The Baobab Kindergarten. She started with us at the cowshed in May 2008. She is very hard working and works very well with everyone. She is married and has four children: Vanessa, Vivian,  and twins Neema and Imani. Vanessa and Vivian schooled with us at the kindergarten levels and now they are doing very well in their further education.
IRENE WAITHIRA WAMBU also works as a cook and a cleaner. She joined the school in Sep 2013. She is hard working and does her work very well. She is a mum of one, Bianca, who used to school with us in Kindergarten and now she is excelling in her primary education.

Trustees And The Team

JANE WYATT trained as a nurse at Hammersmith Hospital, London and has been a proprietor of a Nursing Home in Sussex since 1985. During my time in Nairobi I worked as a volunteer in the Kenyatta Hospital.  I have since helped children with education and health needs and founded the Baobab School in the year 2000 which started in a cow shed.  I am very passionate and committed to helping children improve their lives.
LUCY WYATT went to University in Switzerland and gained a degree in Hotel Management.  After working in hotels across the globe I decided to return to the UK and specialise in Catering and Events.  My career took me to many places but my heart lies in Kenya. I have been involved with the charity and supporting the school from the beginning.
JIM MASON is based in London where I work in the sporting sector, designing and building hospitality facilities for major events.
Having met Lucy in 2014, I was instantly inspired by the fabulous work that she and Jane had been doing in Kenya.
I have now been involved in the charity and school since 2015 and became a trustee in early 2018. It is truly inspiring and extremely rewarding to see the difference that can be made to the lives of these vulnerable children and their families.
AVA MASON DECLERCQ  grew up in London and first got involved with the school in 2017, becoming a trustee in early 2018. I am particularly driven by my desire to share the education that I was lucky enough to receive and am keen to help the older children in the sponsorship programme as they progress through their further education.
CARL grew up in Carshalton, south London with Jim and now resides in Melbourne, Australia. For the last 40 years he has worked, and is still very much involved, in all aspects of the music industry. Running clubs and music festivals world wide, he is also an award winning record DJ and record producer of house, techno and electronic music. He is a bubbly and charming character and is very keen to give back and support this family-run charity in whatever way he can. Oh yess oh yess 😎
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