Kenya Students in Diaspora Foundation
The Kenya Students in Diaspora (KESID) Foundation is an independent 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization registered in North Carolina. This organization was established for the exclusive purpose of advancing the academic success and career growth of Kenyan students in Diaspora. Through mentoring, cross-cultural training, and scholarship empowerment, the hope is to empower future leaders in the Kenyan community to take their skills to a global scale.
Our Vision and Mission
Vision and Mission Statement
Vision : Students will be empowered and equipped to achieve their academic and professional goals and contribute to a global and diverse workplace.
Mission: To empower Kenyan and Kenyan American students to expand their horizons as global professionals and community change agents by:
- Providing mentorship, advisement, career coaching, and scholarship support
Spearheading cross-cultural training to promote acculturation, global connections and study abroad
Providing scholarship support for research collaborations, study abroad, service learning and community engagement
Facilitating workshops, symposiums, local and international collaborative academic trips and conferences
KESID Student Groups
KESID foundation activities will target the following student groups:
Kenya international students in Diaspora,
Kenya International student-athletes in Diaspora,
Kenyan American students in Diaspora
Partnership with America students interested in study abroad and collaborative research projects
Cultural projects and events abroad
KESID EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS
Our board is composed of industry leaders with extensive experience dedicated to furthering opportunities for Kenyan Students. The board serves to organize leadership events, establish exceptional accounting and financial procedures, and broaden the experiences of Kenyan students. Through their skills and collaborative efforts, they were able to fundraise over $10,000 within their first month of launching to aid students in transitions heightened by the pandemic.
Jerono P. Rotich, Ph.D.
CEO and Founder of KESID. Professor of Kinesiology & Recreation Administration at North Carolina Central University
& President of Kenya Scholars & Studies Association (KESSA )
Jesse G. Muchai, Ph.D,
CFO of KESID
Engineer at Cummins Inc.
KESID BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dana Mohler-Faria, Ph.D
He was the eleventh President of Bridgewater State University and a member of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Erastus Karanja, Ph.D, Assistant
Professor of Business at
North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC
Ph.D, Associate Professor of
Health Sciences and Human Performance at
Alabama A&M University, AL
Robert W. Chiuri, CEO and chairman of Global Standards Resources & Institute (USA)
, New Albany OH
Department of Criminal Justice at
North Carolina Central University and
Founder of Girls Empowerment Project in Nairobi, Kenya.
Professor of Chemistry,
Eng. Walter Wanyama PH.D. , Hydraulic Systems Engineer, Caterpillar Inc, North Carolina
Ohio University, Ohio
Antony Kamnao , Founder of Double Impact ministry, Founder & CEO of KEMEN (Kenya Men empowerment network)
Ed. D, Professor at
Florida Gulf Coast University and
President of African Network of SW Florida & Chairman of City of Fort Myers Mayor's Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Committee
Peter Theuri. ,
Associate Professor of Accounting at North Carolina A&T State University (A&T) in Greensboro, North Carolina
These distinguished students are leaders on their respective capacities and embody the leadership goals of KESID. Student leaders serve as liaisons for the executive management team and Board of Trustees, using their skills to promote and organize leadership events, communicate needs of members, and serve as representatives of KESID.
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Ph. D. Student in BioRenwable Systems & International Agricultural Development,
Penn State University, PA
Gilbert Makomere, M.S in Human Development & Family Studies, Oklahoma State University, OK
M.S. in International Development,
Ohio University. OH
Kelvin Waruiru Kangethe,
Bergen Community College in New Jersey, NJ
PhD ( Chemistry) student, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Al
Stanley Melly, Agricultural Economics, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, MD
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