Our Team

Lucy Kayiwa - Founder

Lucy, or “Shosho Manyanga” as the children call her (meaning "cool granny" in Swahili), has been the driving force behind St. Vincent’s work since the beginning. Lucy founded St. Vincent’s with a group of volunteers and currently serves as Director. With over 40 years of experience teaching primary school in Kenya, Lucy has dedicated her life to ensuring that even the most vulnerable have access to education. In 2000, she played a vital role in establishing our Nursery School  and set up the Rescue Centre 2004. 

Robert Oloo - Board Treasurer

Robert has over ten years of experience working in accounting in Kenya. Currently, Robert works in the Office of the President as an accountant. A Kenyan country national, Robert has been involved with St. Vincent’s since he was in high school and has served on the organization’s Board since 2000. 

Alice Wanjiru – Program Administrator

Currently serving as the Program Administrator, Alice joined St. Vincent’s in 2011 as our Nursery School Head Teacher. Alice received her degree in Social work from Tangaza University and is a certified as a teacher in Early childhood development. A resident of Kibera, Alice is passionate about serving children in her community and ensuring they have a safe and loving environment in which to learn and grow.

Grace – Rescue Center House Mother

Grace, or “Mathe” (mother) as she is known in our Rescue Centre, joined St. Vincent’s as House Mother of the Rescue Centre in 2002. Grace brings an infinite amount of love, patience, and understanding to her role, creating a true home and family for children at the Rescue Centre.

Betty Egesa – Nursery School Head Teacher

 Betty joined St. Vincent’s in 2017 as a student teacher in the Nursery School while pursuing her degree in social work from Tangaza University. Upon her graduation, she joined our Nursery school as a class  assistant teacher and moved into her current role as Head Teacher at the beginning of the 2021 school year. 

Caroline  – Nursery School Teaching Staff

Caroline Anyango  first joined St. Vincent’s in 2006 immediately after she had  finished her studies attaining   qualification in Early Childhood Development as approved by the Government of Kenya. Caroline  became an Assistant Teacher, before moving into her current role as Teacher in Pre Primary one class. she  loves being around the  children.   

Dorcas  – Nursery School Cook

Dorcas Mbeya from 2006  as the head cook, has been helping   St. Vincent Nursery to serve nutritious meals  to its children. Her Credentials in catering  gotten from K.I.M.S college  & the County Government Nutrition & Health  Offices ,combined together her passion to serve & help where necessary always ensures that meals & the children are well attended to .   

Lilian– Nursery School Teaching Staff

Lilian Anyango  joined St. Vincent as a student teacher  in 2011  She later on finished her studies attained her Certification as a Early Childhood Development  Teacher .In 2019 she  came back as a fulltime teacher in our  nursery school and is now the  class teacher of our pre primary two class . She is motivated by working with children because its something she really cares about .

Dinnah  – Nursery School Teaching Staff

Currently placed with  the play group class Dinnah Muhonja joined St. Vincent’s in 2013 as a qualified  nursery school teacher with  a certification  in Early childhood development. Her motivation is to serve the young children and nature them to be better as they grow.

Beatrice – Nursery School Support  Staff

Beatrice Akinyi was first introduced to St. Vincent in 2004 as a parent to one of our  beneficiaries .she volunteered  to be helping out with some of the cleaning &  as time went on she showed good skill  & hard work in cleaning   so the organization  took her on as a full time cleaner . She is motivated that she has something to do every day & that she also  being a beneficiary is now giving back to the society.