Before starting The Fleischer Foundation, Stephen worked as a primary school teacher in Nairobi, Kenya at the Our Lady of Nazareth elementary school. Stephen witnessed the inability for students from the Mukuru Kwa Njenga slum to attend high school and became determined to get involved. In late 2016, The Fleischer Foundation was incorporated. Stephen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Loyola University Maryland and a Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He currently lives in Nairobi, Kenya.
Ethan Domsten began his work for The Fleischer Foundation late 2016. With a speciality in Health Law from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, he is now an Associate Attorney for Nixon Peabody. He is responsible for all of the foundation's U.S. operations including legal issues, finances, fundraising, internship supervision, and marketing.
Eric Mogire joined the Fleischer Foundation in May 2017. He has two decades of experience in the education sector primarily working as the Deputy Headteacher at the Our Lady of Nazareth School in the Mukuru Kwa Njenga slum of Nairobi, Kenya. His significant experience in education makes him a strong asset to The Fleischer Foundation and to the children we serve.
Angela was born in Nairobi, Kenya and is a current student at the University of Nairobi with a specialty in international economics. She oversees a variety of the foundation's operations in Kenya including student admission, mentorship, parent home visits, and Kenyan legal affairs. Additionally, she acts as a liaison between our students and the secondary schools that they attend.
Safina Barura was born in Mombasa, Kenya and holds a Masters Degree in Kiswahili. In her role as Student Development Officer, her responsibilities include supervision of the foundation's sponsored students, oversight on our mentorship program, and coordination with employers to ensure our students attain suitable employment after schooling.
Bro. Carmine worked in Lusaka, Zambia for 38 years and while there, primarily acted as the headmaster for the Matero Boys Secondary School. Through Bro. Carmine's guidance, Matero Boys has become one of the premier schools in Zambia growing many of the country's leaders. Using his immense experience, he now acts as one of The Fleischer Foundation's counselors, speaking to our students during mentorship sessions. In particular, Bro Carmine also advises our Christian students on matters relating to spirituality and religion.
Imam Yusuf holds a bachelor's degree in Islamic Law and a master's degree in Religious studies. With his experience as an Imam, a religious counselor, and a community leader, he advises all of our students during our mentorship sessions. He also advises our Muslim students on matters relating to spirituality and religion and acts as a confidential resource to those Muslim students with any questions about their faith.
Mr. Mungasia has worked at the Our Lady of Nazareth School for the past 6 years. There, he acts as a 8th grade teacher and counselor. As a recent member of the Fleischer Foundation staff, he does similar work by speaking with our students on a one-on-one basis to provide therapy and counseling. Mr. Mungasia also provides guidance to our 12th grade sponsored students in their preparation for life after high school.
Madam Rose has worked at the Our Lady of Nazareth school since January 2013. She currently teaches upper class Science, Swahili, and Catholic Religious Education. After joining the Fleischer Foundation's staff in 2017, she assists with individual counseling for our students with a specific focus on academics.
Katelyn joined the Foundation in the Spring of 2017. As the Director of Outreach, she is responsible for fundraising, social media, and general donor outreach. Her past experiences with nonprofit organizations such as the American Cancer Society make her a valuable addition to the team.