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PATRICK K. NGIGI- PROGRAM FOUNDER AND NATIONAL DIRECTOR

Patrick Ngigi – Director

Patrick K. Ngigi is the founder and CEO of Mission With A Vision. He went to Kamandura primary school in Limuru. He later joined to Ngenia High School. After high school he joined Machakos Teachers Training College. He studied Theology at Ngoibe Create College. He holds a Bachelors of Education degree from Kenyatta University. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Psychology degree at Egerton University. Patrick is married and has a daughter, and a son.

Personal Statement

“In my work I was touched by the pain that girls have to go through while undergoing circumcision (FGM). I was also saddened that the girls were married off at a very tender age of as early as fourteen. I spoke against it as a teacher in meetings. When I became a head teacher in 1997 I realized that I could now do more in helping the girls. I started the support program. The first sponsor was Mrs. Genell S. Sharp from New York. From that day there was no turning back. With the help of the police we have been able to put children back into school. With the help of the sponsors we have been able to meet their needs and to bring back a smile on their faces. It has not been smooth. From the start I have received threats on my life. Despite the risk I have seen it as a worthy cause. Most of those who threaten me have returned to apologize after realizing what I am doing is for the good of their children and the society.

With your support we will bring back hope to many more. I believe no matter how little your contribution is it matters a lot. It might be little to you but to us it it a lot.

Thank you,

ASANTE SANA

JOSEPHINE NAIRESIAE PASIANY – ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Josephine Nairesiae Pasiany- Associate Director

Josephine holds a degree in education from Nairobi University. Like other Maasai girls she knows the pain of going through FGM. Luckily, her father allowed her to continue to college. She is grateful to her father for having given her a chance to continue with school even after undergoing FGM. Josephine believes women have the power to change the outdated tradition of FGM and forced early marriage. Her hope is that FGM and forced early marriage can be eradicated within the next decade.

ANGELA OKUL – PROGRAM OFFICER

Angela Okul, the Program Officer

Angela Okul, the Program Officer

Angela completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Actuarial Science in 2014. Her need to give back to the society is her main source of motivation in this current position.

ANNE ROEBUCK – BOARD CHAIRPERSON

Anne Keaton, Board Member

Anne met Patrick in 1997 and felt the immediate need to work with him to help girls. On return to the U.K. she started raising funds for his school and later for Mission With A Vision. Anne is the main fundraiser for the girls’ safe house program.

JOSEPHINE ROTIKEN- BOARD MEMBER

Josephine Rotiken

Josephine Rotiken

She is currently in her third year at Kabarak University, studying Law. Josephine joins the Board as a representative of the girls, having been rescued from forced early marriage in 2008. She has shown a passion for assisting other girls, and is the leader of the girls at the Safe House.

BARBARA “Bibi” PICKETT – BOARD MEMBER

"Bibi" Pickett
“Bibi” Pickett – Board Member

Barbara “Bibi” Pickett began her career working as a nurse in a leprosorium in Ethiopia. She has over 25 years of experience managing international programs primarily in Africa and holds a B.S. in Nursing and an M.A. in International Development. She met Patrick in 1999 when she was managing a Peace Corps training program in Naivasha.Over the years has watched MWV grown from just a few girls to a vibrant organization making a big difference in the lives of nomadic girls.

JOE H. PARSONS – BOARD MEMBER

Joe Parsons - Board Member

Joe Parsons – Board Member

Joe Parsons lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is a petroleum engineer and president of Parsons Engineering Corporation. He is the Co-Founder of Bushenyi Alliance for Rural Health & Development (BARHD) a non-profit organization which sponsors 290 secondary school students and 17 university students in Southwestern Uganda.

He has been married to Jo Ann for 34 years. Jo Ann is the coordinator of BARHD’s Education Program. Joe and Jo Ann have two children, Adam, 30, an Engineer building robots for NASA and Whitney, 28, an administrator for John Snow, Inc., a non-profit, which provides anti-retro viral drugs to Sub-Saharan Africa.

KEATON ROEBUCK – BOARD MEMBER

Keaton Roebuck – Board Member

Keaton is a committed Christian with a big heart in working to support children. He lives in Yorkshire, U.K.

GRACE KEDIENYE – BOARD MEMBER

Grace Kedienye – Board Member

Grace went to Leshuta Primary School. She went to the Enkare Nairowua Girls’ High School. She holds a diploma in Information Technology from Kings College in Nakuru.

DEBRA HOPKINS – BOARD MEMBER

Debra Hopkins – Board Member

Debra became interested in Mission With A Vision in 2006 when her daughter volunteered at the Safe House.

Impressed with the difference Mission With A Vision makes in the lives of children and girls she has been proud to be a part of the organization.

Debra lives in Colorado in the United States.


For questions please contact Patrick Ngigi at:
pngigi2001@yahoo.com or vision.mission@yahoo.com

IN THE UK (Safe House Project Funding)
Contact: Anne or Keaton Roebuck
AnneRoebuck@Tiscali.co.uk