Shangilia Kenya (Tumshangilieni) consists of its own board of directors with four people who work voluntarily. The association has 29 employees.
Japheth Njenga heads the project. As a trained financial auditor, he joined Shangilia in 1996 and took over the management in 2005. The goal is to provide the children with a good home and also to take care of the children’s concerns when they come from the slum.
His team includes Francis Mbugwa, an accountant at Shangilia, who works closely with our financial economist in Germany.
The school is run by a head teacher. It is important to encourage the children in the most optimal manner and to give them the feeling of belonging to the large Shangilia family. Peter Wainana, who grew up in Shangilia, now works as a teacher in the project and teaches acrobatics. Like him, many teachers have a dual function. Ken Kirivwa, who teaches not only mathematics, but also the brass band and football team.
The good souls of the project include Pauline Njeri, the secretary and Tabitha Kioni, the social worker. Both are always approachable for the children and are almost mother surrogates. Pauline also has an open ear for the remaining staff and provides support in many varies ways.
The chef, John Wetemba is proud of his new kitchen and ensures a balanced diet. An important contribution is made by the gardener Mwangi, who ensures that fruit and vegetables are available throughout the year.
The housemother and the house father primarily provide for the children and regulate all matters concerning the home.
Not to forget the driver, the cleaning team, the caretaker and the security personnel. Through it all, Shangilia has becomes a stable place for children and adolescents that call it home.
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