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We are excited to announce the official launch of CATCH Kenya, an initiative to bring CATCH’s evidence-based physical education program to Kenyan schools.

In April 2023, CATCH Global Foundation and Kenya-based partners KCA University and Wellness for Greatness hosted a series of training sessions in Nairobi for close to 100 educators and education officials in order to build the capacity of local teachers to implement the evidence-based CATCH P.E. program with fidelity.

In addition to our school partners, we have also engaged the Ministry of Education, the Kenyan Institute for Curriculum Development, Nairobi City County, UNESCO, the Kenyan Private School Association, and many others as strategic partners in this movement.

Aligned to Kenya’s competency-based curriculum and supporting the country’s national priority on child health, CATCH Kenya will provide resources to help learners develop healthy habits related to physical activity and overall wellness in order to elevate health outcomes for the country’s 30 million youth.

Studies show that helping kids stay active has a significant impact on student academic performance, mental health, absenteeism, and behavioral issues.

Outstanding Pilot Results

I love that CATCH PE supports our standards.

— Salome Wenyaa, Kenyan Ministry of Education

The training has really motivated me to be a more active teacher. I’m looking forward to the opening of school. Thank you.

— Kenyan teacher

Spice FM Feature

CATCH Global Foundation CEO & Founder Duncan Van Dusen appeared with Wellness for Greatness Executive Director Moses Uluchiri on Spice FM’s “The Situation Room” in Nairobi.

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CATCH Kenya Board of Advisors

Julius Machange

Julius Machanje is an entrepreneur with 15 years’ experience in sanitization processes. He graduated from the Kenya polytechnic university college with a higher diploma in applied chemistry, diploma in analytical chemistry and there after a diploma in business management at the Kenya institute of management. Julius always aspires to inspire the youth and tirelessly encourage them to work hard to succeed. He trains the youth in entrepreneurship with attitude change focus on self-employment. Julius has worked with many youth groups and individuals in the past and enjoys this.

Mary Ndiritu

Mary Ndiritu is an advocate of the high court of Kenya and has experience in general litigation, financial transactions, conveyancing, intellectual property, insolvency and restructuring. She has worked as personal representative for the CEO of Gaea OÜ in Kenya, at the Kenya National Qualifications Authority, and at Mbichire & Company advocates. Mary obtained her LLB law degree with Honors from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa and post-graduate diploma from the Kenya School of Law. She values teamwork and diversity.

Andrew Ogombe

Mr. Ogombe is the Deputy Executive Director of the Kenya Non-Governmental Organizations Coordination Board. He has extensive skills in strategic leadership, management of socio-economic programs, financial management, monitoring and evaluation, and resources mobilization. He is an effective team player with passion for organizational development. He has worked for local and international organizations in senior management positions for more than 20 years and has demonstrated experience in program design including experience with a range of international donors (including USAID, EU, ECHO, DFID, and UN agencies). He possesses skills in program sustainability, capacity building, and public-private partnerships. He is experienced in successfully managing institutional partnerships and collaborations with national and international NGOs and other development partners. He is a strong advocate of sound Corporate Governance.

Jeff Otieno

Jeff serves as the Principal Officer at the Safaricom Foundation. He is passionate about using data to guide decision making in the Foundation. He is happy when resources reach the right people at the right time, enabling the Foundation to fulfill its mandate of transforming lives.

Charity W. Waithima, PhD

Dr. Charity Waithima is an Assistant professor of Psychology and the Coordinator, Doctor of Psychology program at the United States International University-Africa. She holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology, M. A. Counseling Psychology and Bachelor of Education (BEd.Science-honors). She is a highly motivated researcher, practicing psychotherapist and an educator with broad teaching, research, assessment and administration experience. She has held various senior administrative and teaching positions in various national and international institutions of learning in Kenya for the last thirty years. She is a consultant in mental health, behavior management and a certified professional mediator accredited by the Kenya judiciary.

Dr. Waithima has been involved in curriculum development, review and mentorship at high school, undergraduate and post graduate levels. She supervises post graduate theses at both Master’s and PhD level. She is an external theses examiner for three Kenyan Universities. She has published articles in refereed journals, published a book on adolescents’ substance use prevention and co-published book chapters. She has attended many local and international conferences and presented papers. Her research interest is in Biological Psychology, adolescent psychology as well as addiction studies. She is actively involved in community service. She is consistently consulted and featured as a mental health expert on various local and international media outlets via TV, radio and print media. She is a member of World Council for Psychotherapy, Kenya Counselors and Psychologists Association & Kenya Psychologists Association.

Thanks to our partners at KCA University!