Julius Majanga, Administrator
Julius grew up in Kenya. He has worked with the Hagman family for 10 years. He has spent many hours playing and working with Simon, the Hagmans' special needs son. He is working at Heshima as the administrator and doing an amazing job. Julius takes care of all the time consuming errands like: buying food and water, paying the bills, making sure the teachers are doing their jobs, working with the families and the list goes on and on. Heshima would not be able to run as effectively as it does without Julius.
Rahab Ndungu, Occupational Therapist
Rahab has been with us at Heshima since its beginning. She received her degree in Sensory Integration at Kenya Medical Training College and is now working at Heshima as an occupational therapist. She loves working with children. She has worked alongside many volunteer OT's from the USA that have come to Heshima.
Lilian Minayo, Teacher
Lilian is a wonderful teacher and has been with Heshima longer than any other staff member. She is in charge of message therapy and brush therapy, which she uses with all the cerebral palsy kids at the center. She is a twin and has two children of her own.
Selah Minayo, Teacher
Has worked at Heshima since 2009. She is married with one baby. She is the sister to Vincent. She loves the Heshima kids and is always on time!
Ruth Wanjiku, Teacher
Ruth is married and has 2 children of her own. She loves her work as a teacher at Heshima because she loves children. She hopes to continue her education and eventually become a teacher at Heshima. Ruth has worked at Heshima since June 2010.
Nelly Opondo, Head Teacher
Nelly is 31 years old. She comes from a family of 13 children. She is our head teacher and has been trained as a nursing assistant as well as a nursery school teacher. Nelly has been with us since we opened in October of 2008. She has worked alongside all of our therapists and special education volunteers to learn more and more about children with special needs. She runs the special education classroom.
Vincent Alaso, Purchasing and Systems Manager
He has worked for Dignity Designs since 2013. He is married and has two children. He has a degree from University of Nairobi in Electrical Engineering.
Edmond Muraya, Physiotherapist
Ed received his education from Kenya Medical Training College. He has a degree in physical therapy. Ed has worked with us at Heshima since we opened in October of 2008. He provides invaluable help to our children that can not walk. He has enjoyed working alongside other therapists that have come from the USA.
Grace Kagiri, Speech Therapist
Grace is a speech therapist in training. She is being trained by various therapists that have come from the UK and the USA. She not only works to improve the kid's communication but also helps them learn to eat and swallow properly.
Jane Muthoni, Teachers' Assistant
Jane has a daughter Princess who attends Heshima. She has worked at Heshima since 2013. She is a hard worker and lots of fun!