MEET OUR TEAM

Ernie Williams, JD, AAGG
Chairman

Ernie has spent more than 4 decades working in and out of Africa, at first assisting in the development of women’s cooperatives and later as an eco-technologies advisor.  In 2010, he turned his attention to education, convinced that critical thinking is essential for success in developing nations. Students learn by doing. Sustainability is best achieved through social enterprise.  

“We take learning outside the classroom and show its practical benefits. For example, instead of working a math problem in a book, students measure the amounts of water we can collected from a roof surface then calculate how we can conserve our collection over a period of drought.”

Hunter Williams, Director

Hunter Williams
Director

Hunter Williams leads our IT, ICT Team developing programs for computer literacy and coding as a second language. He is a Graduate of Texas Tech University with a BS in DataBase Management.

Lisa Palet, Board Member

Lisa Palet, MSSW
Director

For more than 3 decades, Lisa has been an advocate for children. With a master’s degree in social work, Lisa spearheads our women’s programs, including women’s enterprises and advocacy for our female students.

Felix Onyango, Community Outreach

Felix Onyango
Program Manager

FELIX ONYANGO is a graduate of Maasai Mara University. BA Education.   Mr. Onyango brings an in-depth understanding of children, schools, communities, leaders and teachers. He assists in development and execution of programs individuated to school and student needs. Human resource mobilization, project planning, execution, and evaluation are among his contributions. Felix has previously worked with Innov8 Africa as the Community Outreach Officer. He is dedicated and passionate about education and the welfare of children. He can be contacted at [email protected]

Jonathan Letoluo, Board Member

Jonathan Letoluo
Board Member

David Patungas, School Board Representative, 3rd WorldTech

Benard Makinia
Agriculturalist

Benard Wanjala Makinia, Holds a BSc. in Agribusiness from Kenyatta University, Human Resource Management from University of Nairobi and a diploma in Bio-Intensive Agriculture from Manor House Agricultural Centre Kitale.  An expert in Agriculture especially organic farming – both crops and livestock.

Soila Sankale, Advisory Board, 3rd World Tech

Soila Sankale
Advisory Board
3rd World Tech

Soila Sankale, Advisory Board, 3rd World Tech

Jack Maren Kaelo
ICT Officer/Computer Studies Teacher

Jack Maren Kaelo is our ICT Officer / Computer Studies Teacher. Mr Kaelo creates a child friendly environment and heads up the ICT Club. His classes have become a favorite to many students in Ole Ntutu Arid Zone School.

Joseph Muthee Maina
Hydro Engineering

Joseph Muthee Maina is a certified water engineer from Kenya Engineering Water Institute. He has worked in water and sanitation coordination for over 17 years with focus in planning, designing, implementation and suppervision of various water projects to ascertain desired standards meeting their intended objectives. He has consulted with Innov8 Africa for over two years and previously headed the construction of 110,000 litre-capacity masonry water tank in Semi Arid areas of Narok South, Kenya. Eng Joseph Maina currently works with Innov8 Africa on suitable water systems and sustainable water solutions for schools across Narok County

School children in Kenya —Innov8 Africa

Innov8 Africa is the trade name for Lee Brenneisen Foundation, a tax exempt “public charity” under §501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code.

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