Boris was born in a little countryside town called Fontenay-le-Comte, near Bordeaux in France. After finishing high school, he joined the ESCEM (École supérieure de commerce et management) where he graduated with a dual master degree in marketing communications. Wanting to make a meaningful use of what he learnt at school, Boris scouted for internship…

This week, meet Shirleen, an outreach coordinator in our East Africa region. Shirleen Mugo was born in a small town called Meru in Kenya, where she spent her childhood and most of her student life. After completing her secondary studies at St Mary’s Girls High School, Shirleen left her village for the capital, and successfully…

Today, we introduce you to Kibet Cherongis, one of our site coordinators in East Africa. Born in a remote village called ‘Kaptama’ located in Mt Elgon disctrict in Kenya, Kibet studied clinical medicine and surgery in Nairobi. After meeting with another staff member (Stephen Gichina), he decided to apply to work for North Star and…

This week we introduce you to Maud Mogale, one of our project coordinators in our Southern Africa region. Born and raised in Durban, Maud has been working with community members since 2004. She was introduced to North Star Alliance when she was working with Maromi Health Services and assessing the potential location for future Blue…

This week, we introduce you to Rens, our IT manager at North Star Alliance’s Utrecht Office in the Netherlands. Before becoming a happy pensioner, Rens had a successful and fruitful career in the IT world where he was running his own consultancy firm. Wanting to stay active in the community, and with an interest in charities…

Alice Opiyo was born in Nairobi but grew up in Nakuru, Kenya. After studying counselling, she started her career as a social worker with a special focus on HIV. Alice returned to school again where she’s currently pursuing a degree in development studies. She is now doing a marvellous job in her outreach worker position at…

This week we introduce you to Luke, Executive Director of North Star. From Humble Beginnings to North Star’s Inception Far from the warm weather and the fine sandy beaches of its Australian homonym, Luke grew up in Sydney, Canada– a small fishing and coal town, surrounded by abundant nature and well-known for its cold and…

This week, we introduce you to Khondzi, one of our Peer Educators in our Southern Africa Region. Khondzi Jane Nkhata was born in Phola Trust in the province of Mpumalanga, South Africa. Raised with four other siblings, she left school after finishing 10th Grade to pursue an exciting career in healthcare. Her résumé says it…

This week we introduce you to Osborne, one of our Site Coordinators in our East Africa Region. Osborne Ndalo Amollo grew up in Mombasa, the second-largest city in Kenya, completing highschool in Kisumu, before coming back to Mombasa where he graduated from the Kenya Medical Training College in Clinical Medicine and Surgery. Interested (and puzzled)…

This week we introduce you to David Nyambati, one of our Project Officers (playing a strong role in our IT department) in East Africa. Growing up in Nairobi, Kenya, David’s formal education took place at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa. “I accidentally enrolled for Sociology and Political Science.” He shares with a smile, “I…

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