With an average tenure of 10 years, the RTSEF team has a broad skill base, experiences and talents. Meet the folks behind the great work we do each and every day.
Emily Bakhitah Akoth Otieno is a Rotarian of good standing with the rotary club of Kisumu Winam and the founder of RTSEF. Emily’s service to the children by offering them scholarships emanates from the deep-seated gratitude she carries in her heart and knowing the importance of education in a child’s life. She is a graduate of Masters of Public Policy and Management from Strathmore University.
Currently, she works for Red Rubber Ball Foundation as the Country project Manager.
Emily Bakhitah Akoth
Emily Bakhitah Akoth
Paul Murage is a consultant in the Information Technology and Services industry from Nairobi. He is currently pursuing an MBA in Management Information Systems which is his field of passion.
Paul believes that education is the ultimate right and gift that every child deserves in order to interact with the world the way we were all intended to experience life. He is currently the Director of Special Projects and President of the Board for Rise to Shine Education Foundation.
PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD
Clay Mason is CEO of East West Group Properties. He is an accomplished entrepreneur with 20 years of experience working in the medical device and real estate industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree in History from William Paterson University and a master’s degrees in International Business & Relations from Seton Hall University. His passion for learning new cultures & promoting education stemmed from his first experience living abroad in Japan. He believes everyone should step into another culture to learn about their own. Clay is a Gulf War Veteran served in US Navy as an Operations Specialist. He is an advisory board member for the Center for International Business & Education at Raritan Valley Community College and NJ Friends of Nepal. He is also secretary for the Branchburg Rotary Club.
Sharon Litunya is a seasoned professional with vast experience working in the technology industry. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Financial Economics and a Master’s in Public Policy and Management from Strathmore University. Her passion for impacting young people is inspired by the belief that to touch a young person’s life is to touch them for a lifetime. She is the secretary at the Rise to Shine Education Foundation.
Charles Tasma is a teacher, currently employed by the TSC.
Having been orphaned at an early age and gone through innumerable social challenges, with effects on performance at school, a vulnerable learner moves me, imagining what I went through. Similarly, as a teacher, Deputy Principal and later Principal, I got a peek into the real challenges of gifted but vulnerable learners. In most cases, I had to go out of my way to make things work for such learners. Sometimes supporting, by paying the fee, to up to 10 needy children. The RTSEF initiative was a worthwhile mitigation.
Jared has been a member of the RTSEF since its inception and was elected to the board in March 2019.
He brings 18 years of experience as a Career Development Professional teacher. He has a passion to define and create success into the hands of as many people as possible.
He has experience working with young people across a wide range of professions at all levels, especially in education.
Meleah is a Lecturer at Strathmore University where he also doubles up as the subject head for the Mathematical Finance group as well as the Director for Professional Actuarial Training.
Meleah holds an MSc in Statistics ( Stochastics) from London School of Economics (LSE), UK and a Bachelor's degree in Actuarial Science from Strathmore University.
Wairimu Rwenji is a Lawyer and Public Policy professional.
I am deliberate about mentoring youths and young people because I am a beneficiary of this role modelling.
RTSEF gives me the opportunity to give back to society as a legal professional, financially support a bright and needy child as well as offer mentorship.
Together as a team, we make our contribution to SDG 4!
Boss Fredrick has an Undergraduate. BCOM, accounting CPA sec 3.
He has worked at NIC BANK now NCBA bank as an asset finance advisor and later Worked at Cytonn as senior Financial advisor