Sam Rich

Sam Rich

is eLimu's CEO. An education and behaviour change consultant from London, Sam began work as a journalist at The Independent, before dabbling in design, training as a teacher, and briefly dipping his toes into the DotCom sector. In 2004, he moved to East Africa in a brave attempt to marry these skills by working in Behaviour Change. Since then he's designed teaching materials for coffee farmers, developed nutrition campaigns, shown governments how to make public finances more transparent, produced radio ads about election abuses, and designed mobile apps for micro-finance organizations. He began scripting and producing animations at eLimu, and went on to lead development of Hadithi Hadithi! in 2015 before joining us as CEO.

 

Nivi Sharma

Nivi Sharma

is the President of BRCK Education and a co-founder of eLimu the first company to digitize the Kenyan Primary School curriculum for revision and literacy. Having dedicated her career to developing simple and holistic EdTech solutions, she is a thought leader in Education Technology for emerging markets. BRCK Education's Kio Kit is digital classroom in a box: in it are 40 wirelessly charged rugged tablets, earphones, connectivity and thousands of digital lessons to make learning fun and engaging. She is passionate about the impact digital access has on learning and changing attitudes.

 

Marie Githinji, CTO and co-founder

Marie Githinji

is the co-founder and CTO of eLimu, and a co-founder of Akirachix, an organisation that aims to inspire and develop a successful force of women in technology who will change Africa's future. With a background in Business Information Technology herself, she is passionate about IT and seeks to inspire leadership among women in the traditionally male dominated field of technology. In her spare time she enjoys listening to and discovering new music.

 

Isaac Kinyanjui, Chief of Education

Isaac Kinyanjui

is the Chief of Education at eLimu. Isaac is a biology teacher with eighteen years of teaching experience at Starehe Boys’ Centre, a top national school. He has also authored ten textbooks in Agriculture and Biology for Kenya and Malawi. Isaac is a BSc graduate from Egerton University and a holder of Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from Kenyatta University. He is the government ICT champion Starehe Sub-county and is involved in training teachers in ICT integration in Education Nationwide. He is a Microsoft Certified Educator, ICT evangelist and Master Trainer in technology for schools across the country.

 

Elizabeth Musyoka

Elizabeth Musyoka

is our Head of Mathematics and our Lead Teacher Trainer. She has a Bachelor of Science from JKUAT and a PGDE from Kenyatta University. She teaches at Kathonzweni Boys High School and is a passionate Master Trainer for Teachers Service Commission and the Ministry of Education. She has trained teachers across the country and is the government ICT champion for Makueni.

 

David Muita, Advisor

David Muita

is an advisor to eLimu and has been Managing Director of Moran (E.A.) Publishers Ltd, previously known as Macmillan Kenya (Publishers) Ltd since January 1990, and has been with the company for a total of 27 years. Formerly a Deputy Principal and Biology teacher, David has been successful in creating and implementing strategic plans, setting and administering budgets and developing improved processes to meet short and long term objectives at Moran Publishers. Passionate about Education and quality educational materials, he believes that we must all embrace a reading culture in order to bring about positive change that will nurture talents in our children and the citizens at large. He plays an active role on many committees, chairs executive meetings, and provides guidance on strategic management to promote new thinking and innovative solutions to the most critical corporate challenges. David offers extensive knowledge and experience in new business unit start ups, mergers and acquisitions.

 

Joan Njogu, Head of Programs

Joan Njogu

is the Head of Programs at eLimu. At eLimu she develops extended learning content to equip learners with skills for the 21st century. She is also involved in taking eLimu to schools and libraries, training teachers and pupils on how to use technology and the eLimu app in the classroom. A graduate in business she seeks to empower the youth through education and bringing solutions which are practical & relevant to economic issues. Through her involvement with eLimu she hopes to empower kids to embrace technology, become responsible citizens in a creative and fun manner. In the her spare time she enjoys reading, watching plays, discovering new music and traveling.

 

Gordon Okello, Lead android developer

Gordon Okello

is the Lead Android Engineer at eLimu. Prior to joining eLimu, He worked as a volunteer at Aga Khan University Hospital in the implementation of the Care HMIS. He was also a System Engineer Trainee at Seven Seas Technologies Group, a Cisco gold partner and a leading provider of IT integration services. He wields skills in System Analysis and Design, Object Oriented Programming, REST & SOAP Services and also has a keen interest in Machine Learning and AI.

He is passionate about projects geared towards social good and eradication of poverty.

 

Stephen Kyalo

Stephen Kyalo

is the Lead Web Developer. He has 2 years experience specialising in Fullstack web development. His favourite programming languages are Python and Javascript. He is skilled in Django Framework, Restfull Web Services, ReactJs, Webpack, NodeJs, PostgreSQL, MySQL and AWS for DevOps. He has a strong IT background and he is a dedicated learner.

Apart from writing code, Stephen is a rookie chef and finds trying new menus great fun.

 

Shem Cola

is eLimu's Teacher Technical Support Guru. An alumnus of Kenyatta University, he graduated with a degree in Computer Science, and Graffin’s college with a diploma in computer programming, specialising in PHP.He advises schools and supports teachers in the management and use of devices in the classroom. And he's also developing his programming skills, learning Python and Ruby on Rails. 

In his free time you can find him playing basketball.

 

 

Grace Mugure

is our Administration and Finance Lead. A Business and Information graduate from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), her interests are in education and technology.

She enjoys networking, community work, singing and giving hope to the weary ones in spirit.

 

 

 

 

Irene Majuma

is our Content Management Lead. She has designed hundreds of graphics on our Revision platform and leads our content development team for Hadithi Hadhithi! and eLimu's Revision. She studied Business Management at Masinde Muliro University, trained in design at Akirachix, and has three years teaching experience. 

As a pioneer, she nurtured Burendwa Secondary School in Kakamega from inception, and was in charge of learning and finance. During her tenure, the school graduated from community to government sponsorship.