Meet The Trainers

Jody-profile-picJody de Blois is an enthusiastic motivational trainer, social worker and cultural anthropologist with experience in coaching, training and education. Born and raised in the Netherlands, married to an ‘Adult Third Culture Kid’ (ATCK) and raising two TCKs, she has lived and worked in Israel, Ethiopia, the United Kingdom and Kenya. Since her move to Nairobi in 2008, Jody and her husband have started up a Nairobi based company, Upande ltd. Besides this, she has helped a Dutch NGO with reorganising their program in Kibera, working with disadvantaged women. In the meantime, she has been teaching Dutch language and culture to secondary school students. 

 

caroline5Caroline Anyienda Matsalia has over 15 years post qualification experience. She has extensive experience in social work, community development, program management, capacity building, behavior change communication, counselling psychology and transformation coaching.

Caroline has successfully initiated, managed and overseen implementation of numerous projects in Kenya that are funded by donors such as USAID .Her work has seen her involved in the entire program cycle management, including program design as well as continuous monitoring and evaluation.

Caroline is the Executive Director of Jukumu Letu Organisation, an NGO that focus on building the capacity of communities to take care of their own orphans and vulnerable children. Besides this work, Caroline works as consultant, trainer and facilitator for various clients. Caroline Anyienda Matsalia holds a counselling psychology degree from the University of South Africa (UNISA), and a degree in social work, community development and program management (KISWD).

 
Co-trainers

We work with several freelance trainers (both expat and Kenyan) who each have their field of expertise, such as education, psychology, and management.

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