Our Team

Lucy Kayiwa - Founder & Director

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. 

Alice Wanjiru – Program Administrator

Currently serving as the Program Administrator, Alice joined St. Vincent’s in 2013 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.

Betty Egesa – Nursery School Head Teacher

Betty first joined St. Vincent’s in 2017 as a student teacher in our Nursery School while pursuing her degree from Tangaza University. Upon her graduation, Betty became an Assistant Teacher, before moving into her current role as Head Teacher at the beginning of the 2021 school year. 

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. 

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.