Adam co-founded eduKenya and serves as the Executive Director. Prior to founding eduKenya in 2010, Adam initiated the Kenya Children Project (KCP) in 2006 in partnership with the Believers Centre Church in Mathare and Life in Abundance International. He worked full-time as a volunteer to launch the KCP, hosting vision trips in Kenya and traveling around the US to raise funds while sleeping on friends’ couches. After several years, Adam recognized the opportunity to leverage resources and duplicate the successful KCP model in other areas of the Mathare slum to facilitate the transformation of many more lives. eduKenya was founded to pursue this vision of transformation.
Adam holds a Bachelor of Arts in Youth Ministry and Master of Arts in International Development from Eastern University. He enjoys playing sports, spending time with family, traveling and cheering for Philadelphia sports teams. Adam is married to Njeri Gould and has a daughter, Amani and son, Tele.
Steve retired after over 30 years as a Financial Advisor for Northwestern Mutual. He previously spent five years in college administration at Ripon College. Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts from Westminster College and a Master of Arts from Bowling Green State University. He holds the professional designations of Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) from the American College of Financial Services. Steve enjoys spending time with family, running, mentoring and visiting the beach at Ocean City, NJ.
Steve is married to Sherrie Gould and has two children, Adam Gould and Emilie Goggans. He is a proud grandfather of five grandchildren, Ella, Sophie, Liam, Amani and Tele.
Bob co-founded eduKenya with Adam Gould. He currently works as the Deputy Head of Africa Division for Christian Aid, a UK nonprofit. He served as the Senior Pastor of Lifespring Chapel, a church plant of Nairobi Chapel, from 2004 through 2014. He previously worked for Campus Crusade for Christ for five years, for Nairobi Chapel as the Worship Pastor, and briefly with Compassion International. Bob facilitated a partnership between Lifespring Chapel and Compassion International to provide education and health care for impoverished children in the Embakasi division of Nairobi, and the Tulip program to educate and provide discipleship for teenage girls in Embakasi.
Bob has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nairobi and a Master of Arts in Mission Studies from the Nairobi Evangelical Graduate School of Theology (now Africa International University). He is an ardent sports follower and played rugby at the top level in Kenya, once winning the East Africa school championship and twice winning the national club championship. Bob is married to Yoland Cherono and has three children, Sande, Ledama and Simbi. He is proud that his children are carrying on a legacy of love for music and athletics.
Luke grew up in Grove City, Pennsylvania and graduated from Grove City College with a degree in Business Management. With his degree, he began working with Northwestern Mutual in 2004 and became the co-owner of their Grove City office in 2017. He is married to Abbie and together they have two children, Madison and Landon. They are kept busy running their children around to their various activities. If his family isn’t at a Pittsburgh sporting event, you might find Luke running a Tough Mudder or snacking on a donut.
In addition to serving with eduKenya, he also serves as the Treasurer of the Grove City Area United Way and is on the board of directors for Grove City Area Education Center for Adults. eduKenya has been a passion of Luke’s since Adam first started this organization.
Titus is the Managing Director at Africabs Tours Ltd, a company that offers corporate travel, tours and safaris services. Titus has previous experience as a branch manager at a telecommunications company at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Titus has a diploma in information technology and is currently pursuing a degree in Entrepreneurship at Strathmore University.
Danny works as an Associate at the Clifford Chance law firm in London, UK. He previously worked with the law firm of Hamilton, Harrison & Mathews in Nairobi. Prior to that, he served as a Legal Assistant at Ngatia & an Associates law firm. He earned a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Nairobi and a Master of Laws from Georgetown University Law Center. Danny enjoys sports, including football, basketball and rugby, as well as frequenting the theater. Danny is married to Ciku and has two daughters, Mwikali and Wangare.
John graduated from Washington and Lee in 2003 with a BA in European History. He worked at Apple for two years, then became a trader from 2005 until 2017, starting a hedge fund in 2017.
In his own words, John is passionate about eduKenya’s work, “I’m a part of eduKenya because my life experiences have given me a heart for Africa and I believe in the methodology and spirit of eduKenya to pursue God’s work and transform lives. I’ve seen firsthand the difference that has been made in the lives of children in Mathare, and that kind of change is compelling and moving, and I want to be a part of continuing that restorative process.”
In his spare time, John enjoys lacrosse, tennis, writing music, politics, and reading. He has two sisters and one brother.
Peninah is the Founder and CEO of Wonderful Child Foundation, a fundraising organization that provides healthcare for children living in extreme poverty and purchases equipment for the neonatal and pediatric units at Kenyatta National Hospital. Peninah is active in acquiring donated items for children’s homes and she owns a clothing boutique that sells African wear. Peninah has a higher diploma (Associate’s Degree) in Counseling Psychology, a higher diploma in Business Management from Kenya Institute of Management, and will soon complete a degree in Business Management. Peninah is the mother of three boys, Kwami, Kofi and Tevin.
Chege Waiganjo is a real estate consultant and currently the Managing Director of Landmark Realtors Ltd, a valuation and property consultancy firm in Nairobi. With more than 20 years experience in real estate advisory services, he advises major banks, institutions and individuals on real estate development as well as maximization of property returns and investments.
Chege holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Land Economics and a Masters of Arts Degree (Valuation and Management) from the University of Nairobi. He loves nature and outdoors and enjoys playing golf. Chege is married to Anne and has four children, three boys and one girl.
Pete is retired from John Deere after over ten years working in Logistics. Prior to that, he spent 23 years with Kodak in a variety of supply chain management and logistics positions that took him and his family to five different countries to live, work and attend school. Prior to Kodak, he spent three years with Bell of Pennsylvania in their Initial Management Development Program and two years with the U.S. Department of Commerce in their Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Pete holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Westminster College and a Masters in Management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Pete is married to Mary, and they have two grown sons, Kevin and Cory. Pete and Mary enjoy playing golf and spending time on Canandaigua Lake in upstate New York.