About

downup“At Tumaini, we seek to improve the lives of street children in Eldoret, Kenya by empowering them with hope, knowledge, skills, opportunities and resources necessary for them to find a healthy alternative to street life. Our Mission is to help children abandon street life entirely and move into an alternative, healthy, viable lifestyle.”
 

 

Our Leadership

Samuel Kimani

Co-founder and Program Manager of Tumaini Children’s Drop In Center

Tim Mercer, MPH

Co-founder of the Tumaini Children’s Drop In Center, Member of the Board of Directors

Sonak Pastakia, PharmD, MPH, BCPS

Assistant Professor for the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Purdue University, Member of the Board of Directors

Elizabeth Chester, M.S.I.H.

Associate Field Director for the AMPATH Orphans and Vulnerable Children Program, Member of the Board of Directors
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David Ayuku, PhD

Dr. Ayuku oversaw the research conducted by Tim Mercer and Samuel Kimani that led to the development of The Tumaini Children’s Drop In Center, of which he is a member of the Board of Directors

Eunice Karanja Kamaara, PhD

Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya
Member of the Board of Directors for TCDIC
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Paula Braitstein, PhD

Co-Field Director of Research for the IU-Kenya Program in Eldoret, Kenya
Member of the Board of Directors for TCDIC

 Rachel Gallagher, RN

Co-Founder and President of Open Arms International (OAI) headquartered in Portland, Oregon USA
Member of the Board of Directors for TCDIC
Bio

 Robert Onywoki

Artisan, owner and manager of the Eldoret Cultural and Curio Shop
Member of the Board of Directors for TCDIC
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