Program Manager- Accelerated Learning Program, ziziAfrique Foundation
Bold Idea: Co-create localized strategies with teachers that enhance accountability to self, learners, and communities they serve. All this in a bid to build a rich, nurturing environment that facilitates inquiry-based learning for attainment of foundational skills.
Path to Metis: Virginia is an early years educator passionate about access to quality education, especially for those on the verge of being “left behind” owing to circumstances beyond their control. Motivated by the desire for continuous growth, Virginia is apt to embrace new challenges and stands out as a solution-driven individual, strongly persuaded by the need for local solutions for local problems. Committed to leadership and continuous learning, she is currently managing the Accelerated Learning Program at ziziAfrique. Prior to this, Virginia was the monitoring and evaluation in-charge at Women Educational Researchers of Kenya (WERK).
In pursuit of quality learning experiences, she worked for Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) in Nepal, mentoring and coaching teachers in literacy and numeracy instruction, the basis for academic excellence. Among other interests, Virginia is an accomplished teacher trainer. Besides work, Virginia is passionate about writing and reading. Virginia is currently enrolled for a MBA (Project management) at Kenyatta University. She holds a first degree in early Childhood Education from the same institution.