Elphas was born in Kakamega County – Western Kenya where he attended his basic education before moving to Nairobi for his higher education. His early upbringing and experience made him understand the challenges the community is going through. His interest in the tourism industry saw him pursue professional training at Kenya Utalii College in Tour Guiding and Administration. Elphas has worked with major tour companies in different capacities and departments but mainly in customer care service. As a customer service expert, he has accompanied groups and families all over the country and outside Kenya on both holiday and humanitarian engagements. Such groups include Millennium Development Goals, Millennium Promise, World Vision and many others. His passion for service encouraged him to partner with friends to co-found Africa Untamed Wilderness Adventures and Akhonya Development Community Based Organization (A-CBO). His dream is to partner with friends to empower and impact the community.
Due to the effects of Covid-19 on our community and also due to the change in our education system, we have had a good number of students at home for a long time waiting to go back to school. This has provoked us to come up with programs that have kept them engaged physically, mentally, and academically. Such programs include Book Club, Computer Club, Debating Club, Maths Club, Baseball, French classes, Fine Arts, Music and Dance, Storytelling, Indoor Games among many others. The surrounding schools are greatly benefiting from these programs.
We are grateful to our partners who have believed in us to support us with the running of these programs: Education Above All, Education In A Suitcase, SAIDE, EduTab Africa, IC4, and many others.