Kite Oxford

Mentorship Scheme Director
Philippa Sumner

Hello! I’m Philippa, a second year studying Biological Sciences at St Anne’s.  I have just begun the role of Mentorship Scheme Director for Kite Oxford. This involves working closely with Patricia- Kite Nairobi’s Mentorship Scheme director. At the moment we are selecting around 50 mentors from the University of Nairobi and Kenyatta, alongside organising a short training course for the mentors in early December. In January, once the scheme is launched, we will be planning various one to one, group and one-off activities for the mentees; developing entrepreneurial skills and increasing vocational pathway awareness.

I have worked for different Education and International development charities, with many of their projects already well established. So, I am so excited to help launch this new pilot project in January and to see its progress in the 2 secondary schools throughout the year. I am also looking forward to working with the research and evaluation officers to see whether it will be possible to scale up the Mentorship scheme across many more secondary schools in Nairobi.