Child in Family Focus Kenya has passionate and dedicated staff whose experience in child protection, advocacy and family based care spans many years.
Peter, the last born in a family of six lost his mom when he was six weeks old and his dad died a year later. His family suffered another blow when the children’s court gave orders for the placement of his elder siblings in reformatories and his placement into a home for physically challenged children. After two years, the family was reunited at a Nairobi orphanage which became Peter’s home till the age of twenty.
His childhood experience of being separated from John, his close friend who was joining a foster family stirred a deep longing for a family and Peter kept hoping that he would be next. It is the memory of the pain he felt not having a family that led him to working at the same children’s home as a social worker and later as a social programmes manager, resolute that he would make it a reality for other children
During his ten year stint at the orphanage, he spearheaded the setting up and running of the establishment’s affiliate Adoption Society, a family based care outreach unit as well as other successful child welfare programs that are to date supporting thousands of children in need countrywide.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Communication from the University of Nairobi as well as a Diploma in Mass Communication from the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication.
He is well versed in OVC care, alternative care, child rights advocacy amongst other child protection related issues. Peter sits on the board of Safe Families for Children and is a member of the Kenya Society of Care Leavers.
He is a founding partner and Director at Child in Family Focus Kenya.
Susan is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, Sociology and Political Science at the University of Nairobi and she also holds a Diploma in Social Work and Welfare from the Kenya Institute of Social Work as well as a Certificate in HIV/AIDS training from Kenya Community Counselling Centre.
Susan has a wealth of experience on orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) care and protection, International Adoptions, Advocacy and Community training. She has a solid foundation on Social Work Practice and psychology having been trained on the same and practiced for several years in child based and community empowerment related institutions.
Penny, the finance Director at Child in Family Focus - Kenya is a practicing psychologist with over ten years' experience in development communication, project administration and social work from various organizations. She holds a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology, a Bachelor's degree in Community Development both from Daystar University as well as Diploma in Mass Communication and Public relations from the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication.
Penny is one of the founding members of CFF-K and has a strong bias, passion for children's total well-being and development.
Her experience in project and finance administration both in private and non-profits is of immense benefit to the organization.
Simon is a passionate Family Based Care advocate. He has been and continues to be involved in various initiatives on care reform advocacy and awareness creation, most notably through poetry and writing features and newspaper articles. He has also facilitated alternative care workshops and worked with grass root churches in orphan care and protection programme development.
Simon holds a bachelors degree in Land Economics from the University of Nairobi. HIs present work is inspired by his experience growing up in an adoptive family. He is without a doubt an ardent and devoted care reform champion.