Roseline Orwa, Founder | Development Director
Roseline Orwa is a social entrepreneur and gender expat, as well a former TV Talk show host.She is a recognized widow activist and a Global Ambassador for Modern Widows Club. She is a facilitator & mentor whose work is replicated in more than 17 counties in Kenya, and a life skills coach. Roseline serves as an appointed Commissioned Expert with the Ministry of Labour and Social Services in Kenya. She holds a Diploma in Printing and Graphic design from the Technical University of Kenya, and is a non-graduate in Public Relations and Communication from Daystar University. She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Management and Innovation. And currently a Fellow of London School of Economics for social and economic equity.
Roseline is a Fellow of Amani Institute for Social Innovation Management. And has trained with National Democratic Institute for Leadership and Political Negotiations in Advocacy. Roseline was awarded the Global Cultural Influencer 2019 by Modern Widows Club. She was a Front runner nominee for NGO Diaspora Awards 2015 in Texas USA. She was a Front Runner Nominee for Giraffe Heroes Kenya Awards 2015. And a semi finalist for Global Pluralism Award in Canada 2017. Roseline was nominated for the Yvonne Herbert Program under the UN Women in 2018. She serves as Development Director & Founder of Rona Foundation. Roseline is a childless mother to 26 orphaned children, and runs a community centre that supports widows and orphans. She is born again and devoted in service to God. And currently serves as the Humanitarian Global Goodwill Ambassador – GGA.
Pascalia Ogutu, Project Assistant
Pascalia holds a Diploma in Community Development and Social Work and has trained with a variety of organizations to acquire knowledge in Peer Education, Family Matters and Gender Based Violence.
Since 2017 Pascalia has been working with Rona Foundation as a Social Worker &Project Assitant in the Programs Department. She enjoys interacting with the children and speaking with the Widows about their situations. Pascalia is also in charge of the Office Administration work.
As a Project Assistant, Pascalia keeps track of general administrative work and support to projects, under the direction of more experienced project management skills. She helps in producing proposals, plans and reports, Organize and maintains project files and databases and also supervising projects in progress and ensures that all issues related to the projects are clarified and completed to avoid confusion and interruption during execution of projects.
Stephen Oyucho, Project Accountant
Stephen Oyucho is an accomplished accountant, grant writer, M& E program consultant and Resource mobilizer in Kenya. His career involves working with grass root organization(s) with hands on experience on organizational needs with a broadened professional ethics and commitment to work. He is a graduate of Moi University (2011) and holds a bachelor of business management and Diploma in Social Sciences.
Stephen worked with USAID Project -PHASE 2 from in 2015-2017 as a project coordinator and played a great role in mobilization, coordination and consultancy guidance to its successful completion. He mobilized and empowered the community that the projects covered including Kisumu, Migori, Homabay and Kisii counties in Western Kenya, including grant management and implementation of the project.
He has a wide experience in grant writing & M &E consultancy with many projects within the country and has contributed to the success of the projects such as IPAK, Matata Hospital, Nyayo Hospital, Gendia Mission amongst others. He has also worked with Barclays Bank, Nestle International as a chief accountant.
Stephen holds a unique set of creative, innovative and interpersonal skills giving him an ability to connect with diverse group of people while employing critical thinking in problem solving. His future goal is to connect with people and helps in transforming peoples live across the World.
Michael Oidho, Admin Assistant, Driver & Tailor
Mike holds a certificate in fashion and design. He joined Rona foundation in 2008 as a designer, tailor and a driver. And currently works as an administrative assistant, and runs all round run office errands and duties.
Mike is a good problem solver, who relates well with the children and the widows. He is easy to talk to, and people find him more comfortable to share with. He resolves in-depth queries in a methodical manner independently and with internal and external business partners to find appropriate resolutions, efficiencies and high level of quality. He is a good team player and enjoys sharing knowledge and encouraging development of others to achieve specific team goals. Mike has the institutional memory and remains an asset to both the team, Board and partners.
Onyango is an all round person, who is handy and coordinates the activities at Rona Centre with dedication as well as managing the the projects within the centre with a deep hindsight. He gets along well with the children and the widows. He is fun, and easy to talk to, and people find him easy to talk to, funny and engaging. He resolves challenges independently and with his added skills in carpentry and mechanics he finds appropriate resolutions, efficiently and with high level of quality. He is self-driven, a good team player and enjoys sharing knowledge and encourages development of others to achieve specific team goals. Onyango has the history of the village and is conversant with rural needs and challenges. He is supportive to the Rona Team, Board and partners.