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.
Our recreation and resource centre is built on a strong foundation of caring for the vulnerable in society. During this Covid-19 pandemic, we have been involved with visiting families that are hard hit with poverty and supporting them through the giving from our friends and partners. We are so grateful to all who have been supporting us through their generous giving to enable us to achieve this goal.
Every year we receive a consignment of books and medical equipment from our partners – AFK – American Friends of Kenya. This equipment include walking aids for the physically challenged and many others.
Sylvia Mmboga is a Form 3 student at FS Kongoni Sec, School. She comes from a very vulnerable family but she has beaten the odds by being one of the top 3 students in their class. Her family has been struggling to buy paraffin for lighting. When my team highlighted the plight of this girl, one of the school teachers, Mr. Ochango, jumped in and purchased for her a solar lighting gadget that is going to be of great help to her and her family.