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 Kongoni Secondary is located in Likuyani Sub-county, Kakamega County. It is a day mixed school with a population of 258 girls and 380 boys.
How has Kongoni school benefited from Kongoni Network?
Thanks to Michael and Karen Schley Foundation for your support. Through your generous giving, the school has a modern library furnished with modern shelves and reading tables. The school is boasting of 20 new laptops, a state-of-the-art projector, and unlimited internet connectivity. The book and Maths clubs are fully equipped with the required equipment. The students have access to storybooks written both by local and foreign writers to improve their communication skills as well as improve the reading culture. The school’s closeness to Kongoni Community Library gives them an added advantage to access the most needed revision books that are available in the library.
The students also have access to tablets donated by https://tutor-web.info/news-1/back-to-kenya-education-in-a-suitcase , The tablets help the students to learn mathematics and this also comes with some material gains to top-performing students. The students also participate in IC4 https://ic4.site/ thus exposing them to collaborative activities with their peers across the world via zoom meetings. The school is also participating in Baseball courtesy of Angels At Bat https://www.angelsatbat.org/