Alumni Relations Manager, Future First Kenya
Bold Question: How might we create communities of trust, action, and accountability among teachers, students, families, alum, and community leaders in schools across Kenya?
Path to Metis: Wangari is a seasoned community mobilizer and a champion of community engagement for social change. With a Master’s in Communication, Wangari has vast experience in civic engagement and community mobilization. Her work and passion lie in education and governance. She has mobilized communities to exercise their civic duty by advocating for voter registration and applications for National IDs. She has been involved in political campaigns in Nairobi, Kiambu and nationally, with a view of bringing good leadership that advocates for positive social impact.
Wangari has actively and directly supported the education sector in Lari and Embakasi West Constituencies, to uplift learner outcomes in both Primary schools and High schools in the area. She has served on the Board of Management of 3 schools in Lari and currently serving in the 4th BOM at Uhuru Secondary, Nairobi. Wangari has actively supported Kagaa Education Association which has seen education performance in Lari improve since its inception in 2007. She has also been mentoring young people in schools across the Country.
She is the founder of Wangari Foundation (Educate one) that seeks to educate the less fortunate. On multiple occasions, she has successfully used social media to mobilize Kenyans to raise funds for scholarships of needy students. Wangari currently works at Future First Kenya as an Alumni Engagement Manager, to mobilize alumni to go back and give back to their former schools.
Wangari is an experienced trainer and mentor and in leadership training, communication, and media engagement with a key focus on women and youth. In the 2017 general elections, she trained multiple political candidates on the basics of campaigning. Wangari also writes on education and governance, and has been featured on The Standard newspaper, in radioMaisha and recently on Inooro TV.