Founder, Team Leader and Lead Educator, Angaza Coaching Africa Limited
Bold Question: What if educators nurture self and environmental awareness and action in their learners?
Pathway to Metis: Mercy joined CAVU in October of 2022 as the Africa Education Liaison. She is focused on expanding climate science communication and education to schools in Kenya and Africa through the Climate Innovation Challenge (CIC).
Mercy was born and raised in the Eastside of Nairobi and only experienced the outdoors when she visited her grandparents in the countryside. As a teenager, Mercy went for her first hike with the President’s Award Kenya, the Duke of Edinburgh International Award in Kenya, and the outdoor bug hit and has never let go.
While at the university, Mercy represented Kenya as a Gold Award delegate in Mauritius for a cultural exchange program. She graduated from Kenyatta University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Public Health and worked at the Aga Khan University Hospital ICU and Cardiac Unit.
Mercy, felt a longing to create change as an educator through children and she pursued her certification in career coaching and is a Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC) she has been an experiential trainer and career coach, especially for teenagers since 2015.
She is the founder and lead experiential trainer at Angaza Africa, where she has worked since 2015. Empowering trainers and teachers in different capacities; to interact with their students through experiential learning to nurture curiosity.
Mercy worked as a school administrator for the last 6 years and that built on her experience in working with teachers, empowering them to best support students to become life-long learners.
Mercy has more recently been working in storytelling and developing her skills as a Production Coordinator in storytelling and filmmaking working alongside a National Geographic Explorer with ClementWild.
It is this experience in both education and more recently storytelling that she is working with as she champions the CIC Curriculum in Kenya and Africa: Creating Young Climate Advocates through the art of research and storytelling.
Mercy has a deep love for the outdoors and when not working you can find her hiking, gardening, and knitting. She also loves to read, travel and meet new people and spends a lot of her time immersed in a book or chatting with family, and friends.
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