THE METIS COUNCIL

Our Advisory Council has decades of experience leading education innovation and impact in Kenya. They have metis - deep knowledge of the local context, realities, and opportunities - which they use to select each cohort of Metis Fellows and advise our program design.

AFZAL HABIB  Co-Founder & CEO,  Kidogo   Expertise: ECD   LinkedIn

AFZAL HABIB
Co-Founder & CEO, Kidogo
Expertise: ECD
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BIJU MOHANDAS  Head of Health & Education, Sub-Saharan Africa,  IFC   Expertise: Impact Investing   LinkedIn

BIJU MOHANDAS
Head of Health & Education,
Sub-Saharan Africa, IFC
Expertise: Impact Investing
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JENN OTIENO  Founder,  Education Design Unlimited  Co-Founder,  Edtech East Africa   Expertise: Skills to Employment   LinkedIn

JENN OTIENO
Founder, Education Design Unlimited
Co-Founder, Edtech East Africa
Expertise: Skills to Employment
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JOHN WALI  Executive Director,  Junior Achievement   Expertise: Youth Entrepreneurship   LinkedIn

JOHN WALI Executive Director,
Junior Achievement
Expertise: Youth Entrepreneurship LinkedIn


KATHLYN PATTILLO  Consultant, EdWell  Expertise: Systems Change   LinkedIn

KATHLYN PATTILLO
Consultant, EdWell
Expertise: Systems Change
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PEGGY MATIVO  Founder,  PACEMaker International   Expertise: Government Schools   LinkedIn

PEGGY MATIVO
Founder, PACEMaker International
Expertise: Government Schools
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RUPERT CORBISHLEY  Regional Education & ECD Advisor,   Aga Khan Foundation    Expertise: ECD-K12    LinkedIn

RUPERT CORBISHLEY
Regional Education & ECD Advisor,
Aga Khan Foundation
Expertise: ECD-K12
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SAMBURU WA-SHIKO  Senior Advisor,  Gates Foundation    Expertise: Strategic Development   LinkedIn

SAMBURU WA-SHIKO Senior Advisor, Gates Foundation
Expertise: Strategic Development LinkedIn

TERESA MBAGAYA  Principal, Education Investments,  Omidyar Network    Expertise: Edtech & Investment Strategy   LinkedIn

TERESA MBAGAYA
Principal, Education Investments, Omidyar Network
Expertise: Edtech & Investment Strategy LinkedIn


WANGUI NYAGA    Expertise: Supporting Ed Entrepreneurs

WANGUI NYAGA

Expertise: Supporting Ed Entrepreneurs

WAWIRA NJIRU  Founder & Executive Director,   Food for Education   Expertise: Ed Social Entreprises   LinkedIn

WAWIRA NJIRU
Founder & Executive Director,
Food for Education
Expertise: Ed Social Entreprises
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 
SHARMI SURIANARAIN  Executive,  Harambee   Expertise: Skills for Employment   LinkedIn

SHARMI SURIANARAIN
Executive, Harambee
Expertise: Skills for Employment
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JOHN MUGO  Co-Founder,  ZiziAfrique   Expertise: Research & TVET   LinkedIn

JOHN MUGO
Co-Founder, ZiziAfrique
Expertise: Research & TVET
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CO-FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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Rebecca Crook

Rebecca is committed to ensuring all leaders and learners have the skills, tools, and community they need to thrive in the 21st century. She has experience as an innovative educator, principal, trainer of education leaders, and Fulbright researcher in diverse contexts. Rebecca began her career as a bilingual Teach for America educator and supported the launch of Caliber Schools. As a founding principal for SPARK Schools' first campus in an inner-city, she designed and facilitated over 250 hours of professional development for the network's 100 teachers. She led innovations, created a social emotional learning curriculum and report card, supported her teachers to design models of parent engagement, and collaborated with her students to win the Design for Change South Africa competition. As Program Director of Dignitas, she designed and implemented a new model for coaching and training over 200 school leaders to improve low-fee private schools in Nairobi's informal settlements. She has interviewed over 200 parents, students, and education leaders across Africa and India and documented learning in 35 schools across Southern Africa. When Rebecca is not designing and facilitating learning experiences, she shares visual stories of education leaders and life in Nairobi to over 37,000 followers on Instagram @stickylittleleaves.

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