Meet Our Amazing Team

Right 2 Thrive recruits team members from the community we serve. Our staff is fully immersed in the community and therefore can serve as effective change agents on the ground. 

Wafula Wanyonyi
Regional Executive Director

Wafula joined Right 2 Thrive in January 2013 as an English Instructor. He has grown with the organization, working as an Empowerment Instructor and Mentor, Program Manager and now Regional Executive Director. Wafula has a degree in Communication and Swahili from the University of Nairobi.

"I am passionate about transforming peoples' lives through teaching, coaching, and mentoring. As a Director, I want to exercise transformational leadership to help our staff grow." -Wafula

Joyce Mathenge
Programs Coordinator 

Joyce joined Right 2 Thrive as a student in January 2013. She took both handcraft classes (paper bead and crocheting) and then business classes. Upon completing all classes she joined our staff as the Paper Bead Instructor. The paper bead class has now evolved into an economic empowerment project called Kustawi. It consists of 20 women who are learning the skills necessary to start their own independent organization. Joyce now works across all programs as the Programs Coordinator.

"I want to empower the community to better their living. I want to work toward breaking the cycle of poverty so the future is brighter for the people of Kenya." -Joyce

Judy Kerubo Ogoti
Community Relations Coordinator

Kerubo joined Right 2 Thrive as a student in 2013, then worked as an Intern and Program Assistant before becoming the Community Relations Coordinator. Kerubo now manages all of R2T's social media, our university internship program, and relationships with other community-based organizations. 

"I like working for R2T because its main priority is to empower families. I'm also very passionate about networking, working with diverse populations and utilizing social media to advocate for communities. My main happiness is being part of an empowered, flourishing and thriving community, just as I am"


Annette Ngari
Programs Associate

Annette joined Right 2 Thrive as a Kustawi student in 2014 and in October 2016 joined our team as the Youth Empowerment Program Assistant. Annette has progressively grown in her role with R2T is is now working across all programs as the Programs Associate. Annette is still a member of the Kustawi Ladies and makes very fashionable paper bead products.

"I love kids and working with YEP! has been a great opportunity for me to do what I love most. My passion helping kids transform from sad, to social and happy. When the kids come to YEP! they enjoy having a space to play and learn. I love seeing those cute faces as they enjoy their time at YEP!" -Annette

Daphine Kerubo
Human Resources Intern

Daphine has been an education scholarship recipient at Right 2 Thrive for the past 12 years. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resources. As an intern, Daphine is responsible for managing performance appraisals, updating the employee handbook, entering financial transactions into the budget tracker, and organizing receipts in a binder. 

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