Kenya, an East African nation, attained its independence from Great Britain in 1963. It has a population of approximately 43 million people and its official languages are English and Swahili. Kenya has an 8-4-4 education system. That is 8 years of primary education, 4 years of secondary education and 4 years of university education. In 2003, the Kenyan Government offered free primary education for all children. Unfortunately, although many ended up attending primary school, a great number could not continue with secondary education as tuition and fees are still required at this level and many cannot afford it.
The Andrew B. Foundation was formed in 2012 in memory of Andrew B. Masinde who passed away following a tragic road accident. The foundation was formed with the primary objective of providing educational scholarships to talented and financially needy Kenyan students for high school and college education in Kenya. In addition, these students would be provided mentorship and internship opportunities to ensure that they are successful in their education and that they become productive members of their communities.
Who We Are
Maggie Githuku - Founder
Maggie, a sibling of the late Andrew B. Masinde, started the Andrew B. Foundation to honor his memory. She has a BA (Hons) in Sociology from University of Nairobi, Kenya and a M.Ed. from Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio. She is currently an Intervention Specialist/Educational Consultant.
David Githuku, PhD - Director
David has B.Eng & M.Eng degrees in Chemical Engineering from McGill University, Canada and a PhD in Polymer Engineering from Texas A&M. He is a recently retired Director of R&D at Procter & Gamble and is currently involved in a family real estate development project.
Fidelis Rague - Director
Fidelis, also a sibling of the late Andrew B. Masinde, has a B.A. Econ., a post graduate diploma in business administration and an MS degree in Early Childhood Education. She is currently an Early Childhood Teacher.
Kenya Advisory Board Members
Mr. P.J.W. Masinde Ms. Tracy Timaye Mr. Charles Ngovi
Mr. Andrew Amadi Mr. Alfred Ondari
Mr. Dick Kariuki Mrs. Jayne Wijenje
Kenya ABF Representative
Mrs. Jayne Wijenje