The Undugu Mentorship Initiative works with strategic partners to provide mentoring and career guidance for secondary school students in Kenya’s coast region. Undugu recruits professionals from all fields who are passionate about volunteering their time to motivate and inspire others in their educational and professional pursuits.
Kenya Keys’ sponsored student, Samson Charo, was working with Danson Mwashako at Equity Bank in Mombasa. Mwashako is the Chairman of Undugu’s Board of Directors. In May 2009, he invited Samson to become a mentor with Undugu.
After working with Undugu for a couple of years, Samson facilitated an introduction between Undugu and Kenya Keys. Brent Hayes attended an Undugu event at Taru Secondary School in 2012 and quickly saw how mutually beneficial a partnership with Undugu would be. Since that time, Kenya Keys has worked closely with Undugu to host mentoring events in the region. Many Kenya Keys’ sponsored students are now working as mentors through the Undugu Initiative.
This partnership paves the way for countless young students to have regular and frequent interactions with positive, successful role models who can guide them through the process of completing their education and seeking careers.