Elphas was born in Kakamega County – Western Kenya where he attended his basic education before moving to Nairobi for his higher education. His early upbringing and experience made him understand the challenges the community is going through. His interest in the tourism industry saw him pursue professional training at Kenya Utalii College in Tour Guiding and Administration. Elphas has worked with major tour companies in different capacities and departments but mainly in customer care service. As a customer service expert, he has accompanied groups and families all over the country and outside Kenya on both holiday and humanitarian engagements. Such groups include Millennium Development Goals, Millennium Promise, World Vision and many others. His passion for service encouraged him to partner with friends to co-found Africa Untamed Wilderness Adventures and Akhonya Development Community Based Organization (A-CBO). His dream is to partner with friends to empower and impact the community.
Since we opened the library services to the community in April 2020, we have managed to nurture our students by exposing them to 21st Century computer programing skills like coding, scratch, and robotics. These programs are meant to help them in creative and critical thinking, analytical skills, brain development, problem-solving and computational thinking, hence have a better interaction with the world, their peer, and with the workforce of their future. The immediate results we have witnessed in them are that this has boosted their self-esteem, self-expression, teamwork, and strong ability to face their daily challenges. They are frequently interacting with foreign students through Zoom meetings. This could not have been possible without the commitment and professional assistance from the following organizations: – IC4 (International Community for Collaborative Content Creation) https://ic4.site/ – Tutor Web: https://tutor-web.net/ EduTab: https://edutab.africa/