Regional Manager, I Choose Life-AFRICA
Bold Question: What if caregivers were empowered to effectively support their children's learning outcomes?
Path to Metis: After seeing his sisters drop out due to financial constraints, Hebron Mwagodi knew that he wanted to fight for fair access to education by both girls and boys irrespective of family status.
A major milestone towards achieving this dream happened a few weeks before he graduated from Egerton University when his proposal to set aside a kitty to support poor learners especially girls who dropped out of campus due to early pregnancies, poverty, and retrogressive cultures was passed by the university senate.
Confident that it was possible, Hebron started a Disability and Gender club when he became a teacher at Sacred Heart High School. The club’s mission was to advocate for more enrollment of girls in the school and rally the board of the school to clear fee balances for the vulnerable.
Eager to scale his impact, Hebron left his job as a teacher to join ‘I choose Life’ as an assistant project officer, where he supported 5,352 girls remain in school and learn In Mombasa county. In 2019 he supported 7, 588 girls in Meru,Mombasa, and Laikipia county in his capacity as project manager for both counties.
In 2021, he became the Coast Regional Manager coordinating and managing Girls Education Challenge Project in Mombasa County and Mavericks project in Kilifi county.
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