The Alumni Network
Leadership Beyond the Fellowship
After the two-year intensive leadership development program, Teach For Kenya’s exceptional young leaders take up high – impact roles across society that will collectively contribute to the systemic change needed to transform our schools, schooling systems, and the broader platform of social and economic opportunity.
With a deeper understanding of the systemic barriers that prevent children from realising their full potential, Alumni commit to working as education ambassadors throughout their careers by immersing their leadership in:
Note from the Alumni Leadership
Gilford Kidula, 2021 Cohort 1 Alumnus
Gilford is currently working at Generation Kenya, a non-profit organization that focuses on transforming education and employment systems to prepare, place and support marginalized youth into life-changing careers that would otherwise be inaccessible. He is also the Teach For Kenya Alumni Association President and is passionate about learner engagement and mentorship to enhance youth employability.
As a Teach For Kenya fellow, Gilford initiated the Mentors Care Network project which propelled him into his new role at Generation Kenya. “ I am excited to continue supporting young people to thrive in their careers through mentorship,” he says.
I joined the fellowship in 2020, ‘first cohort’ when the Education system was in crisis because of the COVID pandemic and I had the desire to give back to the marginalized learners.
The two year fellowship Journey helped me gain a deep understanding of the challenges facing the education system in Kenya and develop a passion and become an advocate for social justice and equity.
I am humbled to be joining back as the President of Teach For Kenya Alumni Association where I am enthusiastic to lead a movement of Alumni in championing quality education for communities in marginalized areas in our diverse spaces. I am looking forward to becoming the best ambassador of Teach For Kenya’s Vision by championing its causes to ensure it and its beneficiaries continue to thrive.
Proper and quality education is very important for all of us. It improves the quality of life among people of any age group, cast, creed, religion, and region.”
~ Gilford Kidula, President, TFK Alumni Association
Racheal Vichei, 2021 Cohort 1 Alumna
Racheal Vichei is an Education Programs Associate at Justice Rising International based in D.R. Congo. Racheal supports the organization’s efforts by providing quality education in conflict-affected communities by working as a technical team member in Program development, teacher training support, and community engagement. As an Education in Emergencies graduate from the University of Nairobi, Racheal was accepted into the Teach for Kenya Fellowship in 2021. As a fellow, she taught early years children from grade 1 to 3 in a government primary school in the informal settlement of Mukuru Kwa Njenga, Nairobi, Kenya focusing on improving literacy levels of children and ending Gender-based violence among school girls.
“As a pioneer cohort and first-ever alumni, today, I am humbled to serve as the Partnership and Resource Mobilization Lead of Teach for Kenya’s Alumni Association. I am keen on building and strengthening partnerships with various stakeholders, including individuals, corporates, and organizations. By leveraging these partnerships, I can raise awareness about Teach for Kenya Alumni’s work and mobilize resources to support the organization’s programs and initiatives to improve quality education in my country Kenya.
Additionally, as alumni, supporting our current fellows through mentorship and drawing on our own experiences as Teach for Kenya Alumni, by offering guidance and insights to fellows as they navigate their own teaching experiences and personal development. Also, by providing professional development opportunities to ensure that they have the knowledge and skills they need to be effective leaders.”
~ Racheal Vichei, Partnerships, and Resource Mobilization Lead, TFK Alumni Association