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  • Full Name:Phillip Lukhachi

Philip grew up in various Nairobi estates from Maringo to Kariobangi North. Kadoch went to Jogoo road Primary school then he dropped out of school for five years which he says was a major setback in his life; however, like he puts it, it was divine intervention as he went back to school and later joined Kakamega high school where he played for the famous school team “Green Commandos”. He then proceeded to the Nairobi University where he completed his undergraduate studies and now lives/works in Minneapolis Minnesota. After graduating Philip had a short stint with the Coca cola Company as a sales and Marketing associate before working as an assistant project manager for the Kinyago Dandora School (KDS) serving children living in Kinyago-Dandora, one of the poorest areas of Nairobi. The school provides opportunity for children from poor families from the community in the slum. KDS has more than 800 students enrolled in pre-school, primary and secondary school classes with 25 more students preparing for and attending universities, colleges and technical schools throughout Kenya. Before coming to the US Philip was the external affairs manager of Mathare Association. Kadoch is still involved in Mathare Association with a mission to improve the quality of life of Mathare’s disadvantaged children through education, nutrition, health care, vocational training and athletics. Residents in Mathare live in extreme poverty, with limited clean water for drinking and washing, inadequate public toilet facilities (resulting in raw sewage that runs between the houses), limited electricity (lighting is done with candles and cooking with charcoal), widespread sexually-transmitted diseases and other illnesses, few schools, high unemployment, crime, Juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, Alcoholism among other deviant behaviors. There are more than 500 children in the program most of which have single parent while others are HIV/AIDS orphans. As a parent Phillip comes to Farova with a big mission to make sure that kids are off the streets and the classrooms are packed. Together with Bentie, Muirosh and Felo they say that, “kids being the pillar of our future generation we have to mold them as leaders rather than seeing them perish in the streets.”