Meet The NDLA Founding President

Prof Ndiang’ui is currently a professor in the College of Education in Florida Gulf Coast University located in Fort Myers, Florida. He has been instrumental in getting Kenyan students to join the M.Ed Curriculum and Instruction program.

The international students in this program are required to work in the local school district as they study. Prof. Ndiang’ui has been deeply involved in the development of Nyeri over the years.

Among the many projects that he has initiated, he was instrumental in setting up a community tech center (with 11 computers) in his home village of Mathakwaini, in Tetu. He serves as the patron of the local primary school.

Prof. Ndiang’ui together with Diaspora One Voice Consortium affiliated member organizations have been instrumental in supporting the Neema Children Center in Kieni, Nyeri County with school uniforms and providing food relief last year during the drought crisis.

The History of Nyeri Diaspora Leadership Academy, Inc.

NDLA is a non-profit social entrepreneurship venture started in February 2023 through the identification of high-performing KCPE graduates from Nyeri who were in of dire need for support for them to join high school. After the initial solicitation of nearly half a million Kenya Shillings, a group of Diasporians came together to identify ways of providing sustainable support for these and other Nyerian youth who find themselves in similar situations. NDLA was then set up primarily to help bring change to the selected youth of Nyeri community through education support and leadership training. Its motto is to connect, learn and inspire. NDLA strives to facilitate not only the funding of tuition for high school education for the selected underprivileged youth but also leadership training. In addition, the organization strives to identify empowerment opportunities for Nyerians both at home and abroad.

The Governance of Nyeri Diaspora Leadership Academy, Inc.

NDLA is registered in the state of Florida as a non-profit organization. It has a subsidiary office in Kenya where its primary operations are located. Its leadership comprise of a ten-member governing board made of Nyerians in the Diaspora.

The president is the Honorary Ambassador of Nyeri County. The board appoints an executive director to manage and run its operations. NDLA is in partnership with the Governor and local Government of Nyeri County. Three members of the county government serve as ex-officio members of the board. They include; one Nyeri cabinet member appointed by the governor, The Nyeri County Attorney and one appointee of the County Assembly.  

MISSION: To transform the youth of Nyeri through leadership training who will in turn transform the local communities

VISION: Through the provision of intensive leadership training courses, Nyeri Diaspora Leadership Academy seeks to prepare future leaders of Nyeri, Kenya and beyond who will work together to address the greatest challenges and achieve extraordinary social impact.

Management Board of Nyeri Diaspora Leadership Academy, Inc.

Professor Ndiang'ui - NDLA President
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Ruth Gachagua - Executive Director
Dr. James Kahiga
Prof. Mundia Kahiga
Serah Munyiri - Board Member.
r. Catherine Gathuka Franklin
Dr. Catherine Gathuka Franklin
Raphael Wanjohi Gikunju
Raphael Wanjohi Gikunju
Dr. Eunice Menja
Dr. Eunice Menja
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Mainah Kaigi
Rose Wanjohi
Rose Wanjohi
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Dorcas Ndiang’ui
Erastus Mwangi
Rachel Mutheru
Rachel Mutheru
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Paul Mathangani
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Cec Diana Tarichia Kendi