Administrative Team

Chris O’Hare – Co-Founder/Patron

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Chris O’Hare is an experienced television and film producer.
He lives in London, England and Lucca, Italy. His degree is from Harvard University in Physical Science and Literature. Chris became a T.V producer and a writer producing many shows over more than two decades including Yoko! Jakamoko! Toto, Private View, and On the Road Again. He has an Emmy Nomination for Dr. Seuss’ Daisy-Head Mayzie. Currently, he is executive producer of a documentary on the American Writer Flannery O’Connor with Loyola University Chicago. He travels to Kenya frequently for MustardSeed, a career program he founded in Nairobi.  Chris discovered St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School for youth impacted by AIDS and poverty in the Kibera slums. After visiting the school in 2014 he learned that many graduates, despite a good education, were struggling to get work experience and secure jobs. He started MustardSeed, a Program that mentors young people to develop skills to find a job and to keep it. Each participant pledges to pass on the benefit of the program to others.

Contact: coh@crownstreet.co.uk

David Apopo -Co-founder/Program Manager

page2_img2David Kennedy Apopo is co-founder with Chris O’Hare. He also serves as the program manager for the MustardSeed. He has over 9 years’ experience working in Education and Development for OVC’s and underserved youths, mostly from informal settlements. He has extensive experience in project planning and Management, Grant-making and Management and Donor relations. David holds a BA degree in Education from Kenyatta University, Kenya, MA and postgraduate certificate from Loyola University Chicago, USA and a professional Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation from University of Nairobi, Kenya.

Contact: apodavy@gmail.com

Marion Zireese – Program Assistant 

page2_img3Marion Zireese is a graduate of St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School, she has a Diploma in Journalism and Mass communication. Currently, she coordinates the Program to ensure that the graduates gain the skills and hands-on experience on what today’s employers are looking for.

Contact: zireese88@gmail.com

Eric  Bosire Ongeri- Program Accountant

Eric has over 9 years’ work experience in both non-governmental organizations and educational institutions as a financial and project accountant. He has extensive experience in Grants Budgetary Planning and Management as well as Accounting and Auditing functions. Eric holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in finance from KCA University, Kenya. He is also a certified public accountant trained at Strathmore University, Kenya.

 

Joseph Ouma- Program Representative

Joseph graduated at St. Aloysius Gonzaga High School in 2009 and a beneficiary to this program. Has a Diploma in Information and Communication Technology. Currently,  is the MustardSeed website administrator and also working at Novacom Systems Limited, an IT firm that provides solutions to hospitality industries (Hotels and Restaurants) both in Kenya and other countries in East Africa.

 

 

Mac Antony Ayayee- West Africa Representative

Mac Antony works for a division of The Bank of Ghana and is based in Accra. He is MustardSeed as its West Africa Representative and growing the programme in that region.