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.
Friends School Gidagadi is located in Vihiga County. It is a day mixed school with a population of 80 girls and 40 boys.
How has the school benefited from Kongoni Network?
Thanks to Michael and Karen Schley Foundation for your support. Through your generous giving, the school is boasting of 5 new laptops, a projector, and unlimited internet connectivity. The Schley Foundation has also constructed bookshelves, computers, and study tables for the school. The students have access to storybooks by local and foreign writers to improve their communication skills as well as improve the reading culture. With the infrastructure created by Kongoni Network, the school has the ability to participate in IC4 classes https://ic4.site/ creating the opportunity for the students to participate in collaborative activities with their peers across the world via zoom meetings. The school is also participating in a Baseball game courtesy of Angels At Bat https://www.angelsatbat.org/