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.
Through our interaction with the schools around the sub-county, we have identified various challenges our students are going through, hence the need for guidance and counseling sessions. Considering that about 70% of the children are either living with their grandparents or single mothers, the level of discipline among students is low. There are cases of early pregnancies, drug abuse among others.
We have been organizing G&C sessions for students and we are extending this to their teachers in order to help them manage their students effectively.
Our G&C and Life Skills coordinators include: KAPC – Kenya Association of Professional Counselors, YATA – You Are The Answer, and YPPC – Young Professionals for the Protection of Children.