Heshima Kenya is pleased to announce the appointment of Benedict Nganga as Kenya Country Director. Mr. Nganga brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise from his 21+ year career in the NGO sector. Prior to his new appointment, Benedict served as the Senior Programs Manager for Heshima, where he monitored, evaluated and grew Heshima Kenya’s programs.
Benedict holds a Master of Arts in Project Planning and Management from The University of Nairobi, a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from the University of Nairobi and an Advanced Certificate of Education. Benedict joined Heshima Kenya in January 2015, having previously worked with renowned local and international NGOs in his home country of Kenya. He has successfully led organizations to greater heights in strengthening programmatic and overall systems.
“Heshima Kenya was founded to provide a lifeline to the most vulnerable of the world’s refugees: adolescent girls and young women,” Benedict says. “My dream is to see all young refugee girls and children in Kenya self-sufficient and able to contribute positively for the good of humanity.”
Alisa Roadcup, executive director of Heshima Kenya, shares, “Benedict’s leadership at Heshima Kenya has already proven invaluable. Every day, Benedict brings his full commitment and energies to our cause. We are honored to have him as a steward of our work and look forward to his continued success with Heshima Kenya.”
Heshima Kenya is internationally recognized for its innovative and holistic model, which meets the full spectrum of needs for the most vulnerable of the world’s refugees: young women and girls. Heshima Kenya provides refugee women with shelter, medical care, education, case management and income-generation training that enables their girls to become financially independent and leaders in their own right.