This consists of the original team that began the Finishing School in 2010 and their friends who have joined in along the way. The mentors consist of young men and women who volunteer their time and resources to make The School Series© programme a success.

Angela Kabari : Founder & Executive Director

I’m a geeky girl, passionate about tech, gadgets, learning, behavioural science, business & management. I love reading: I’ll read almost anything. I’m also a music aficionado and will listen to almost everything except reggae! My other loves are my family and friends, tennis, food and technology. Professionally, I’m a jack of several trades: I have a Marketing Bachelor’s degree, a CPA and also a certified PRINCE2 Project Manager. I'm currently working in the IT & education spaces. I co-founded School Series and became a mentor because my youngest sister asked me to :-) But seriously, it’s because I believe in learning both from the past and other people. I’ve made a number of stupid mistakes due to a combination arrogance and ignorance; I hope to be able to help other people not to do the same by sharing my experiences with them. Thus far I’ve learnt A LOT and look forward to learning much more from you and your stories.

Caroline Ouma : Programme Coordinator

Why did I decide to become a mentor? Other than the fact that I have counselling skills, I love helping people. I like listening to people and as my sisters say I generally attract strangers who open up to me. I am not easily shocked. I have heard almost anything humans have to offer. I believe that we young guys lack someone to listen to and guide us without judging us or our character. I don’t believe anyone should be judged for their actions. I always think to myself if I was in that position under the same stress and strain wouldn’t I have done the same? So I avoid judging. The School Series© programme has been and continues to be the programme that I love to work with and utilize my God given talents to build a better society. I have enjoyed working with the Family Network International Team since I get to use my brains and creative juices DAILY.

MaryAnn Brown: Programme Coordinator

I am an African lady from Kenya who works at the African Union, in the Continental Prevention Early Warning Division which is under the Peace & Security Department in Addis Ababa. I have a degree in political Science from Catholic University of Eastern Africa. I am very passionate about guiding young people and encouraging them to make informed choices about their lives. I have been working closely over the last 5 years with young people in Kenya. I am currently working closely with other youth across Africa towards the achievement of Agenda 2063 by ensuring that their voice is not silenced in the political sphere, especially young ladies. I hope to bring about positive change on the continent one person at a time. I am also married and a mother of one beautiful daughter.

Elizabeth Kabari : Programme Coordinator and Communications Manager

Elizabeth Kabari : Programme Coordinator

I'm a lawyer who loves books and music more than I can explain. My family and friends are the most important aspect of my life. I'm a big fan of good food and traveling. I chose to work for School Series because, growing up, I was lucky enough to have the support and guidance of my elder sisters. They helped me navigate life and make informed decisions to the extent that I would not be where I am today without them. Working for School Series gives me the opportunity to do that for others and it's an opportunity I cherish greatly.

Amina N'tsiki : Mentor

Amina N'tsiki : Mentor

I'm a model with Fuschia Creativity and an office assistant at Shani Kindergarten. I come from a small and conservative family. I love anything that I find attractive especially in fashion. I enjoy traveling, art, listening to music as well as exploring new and interesting places. My friends and family are what I value most in my life and I try my best to spend quality time with each. I chose to be a mentor because I believe I am able to make a positive change in someone's life and also bring change to this world.

Katherine Wanjagi : Mentor

Katherine Wanjagi : Mentor

I chose to be a mentor because of the huge gap there is between what we are taught in our youth, what our parents teach us and the real world. I love working with young people. I love business, fashion, marketing and creating and events. In my free time I like to catch a good movie, watch a play or attend a concert. I studied Tourism and Hospitality management at Kenyatta University. I do not like people who play victims of every situation. I hate dishonesty and pretentiousness in people. I value true friendship and building relationships with people that positively impact my life and who constantly challenge and inspire me to be better.

Sarah Milanoi : Mentor

Sarah Milanoi : Mentor

I am a versatile person who loves being around people. I am currently in my final semester at Daystar University. My hobbies include reading novels, painting and drawing. For me, mentorship is all about giving and receiving. It’s a platform to share my strengths and weaknesses as well as learn from other people’s experiences. School Series is and will continue to be that platform that changes my thinking every single day.

Waringa Wagema : Mentor

I was brought up in a bubble. I lived a very sheltered life until I got to campus and that whole dynamic changed. In my quest to conquer the world, I made a whole lot of mistakes, some of which I strongly believe if I had guidance I would have avoided. The world was not a kind teacher.I want to mentor because I believe that most of the issues the young impressionable people are going through can be avoided if they are mentored and guided. I love all things art, design and photography. There is something about the creative mind that draws me in and keeps me wanting more. I am a sucker for a good story I occasionally write when inspiration strikes. Music is my life, it has cheered me up when nothing else could, I am a rock head first, all the other genres follow in no particular order. I love having conversation and a good laugh with people and that makes me quite the chatter box. I like to read however novels just do not do it for me. I am big on current affair issues, biographies, memoirs, blogs and poetry especially spoken word. I have graduated with a first degree in Law from Catholic University of Eastern Africa. I am currently doing my second degree in Public Health and eventually a Masters Degree in the same. I am passionate about the law and health so why not do both. When I grow up, I want to influence health policy making and implementation in Kenya among other entrepreneurial ventures that I will pursue.

Nikky Wasuna : Mentor

Nikky Wasuna : Mentor

I'm the only computer nerd in the world who doesn't drink coffee but I singlehandedly keep Ketepa in business. I’m a freelance software and web developer with a degree in Computer Science majoring in Multimedia Systems. I’m also trying my hand at database administration and server management. My alter ego is a writer with an overflowing drafts folder. I'm an avid reader and professional movie watcher. I listen to music while doing everything because my life is awesome enough for a soundtrack. In my previous life I was a comic book villain who conquered the Asian continent but Hollywood ruined my backstory and because unlike Superman, people could still recognise me when I took off my glasses. I choose to be a mentor as a ‘pay it forward’ show of gratitude to my mentor who’s held my hand since I was a young and stupid university student. I'm still young and stupid but at least I can hold down a job. I’m also sick and tired of hearing how doomed/lost/sick/troubled this generation is. After all, every generation is always accused of being worse than the one that raised it.

Michael Njogu : Mentor

Michael Njogu : Mentor

I'm an engineer at a Telecommunications firm specialty being IP networks. My interests lie in travel, the outdoors and sports. I chose to be a mentor to share my experiences with others with the hope that it helps them avoid some of the pitfalls in growing up. I too got a lot of mentoring and know first-hand how important it is to have the right guidance while stepping into the world.

Laila Laurence

Laila Laurence : Mentor

I have just completed my LLB at the Catholic University Of Eastern Africa. I'm an intern at Hamilton, Harrison and Matthews. I love singing, dancing, acting , traveling and making new friends. I'm outgoing , fun loving and open minded. I enjoy learning new things and trying them out. My son Jaylani inspired me to be a mentor for School Series. Through my pregnancy and my journey as a new mother I have learnt a lot. For this reason I want to help others so that they make informed choices and become accountable for all their actions.

Natasha Haavi

Natasha Haavi : Mentor

I am in my final semester in USIU-A doing international relations with a double concentration in peace and conflict studies and negotiation and mediation. I love fashion, planning events, reading, learning new things about myself and others, challenging sporting activities and interacting with different cultures. I chose to become a mentor because I get to share my experiences and arm the mentees with tools that I wish I had at the time I was going through these life lessons, which would help them avoid them all in all or at least handle them better. I also chose to become a mentor because it has immensely helped me become a better person and understand myself intricately I am definitely a much better more conscience being than I was when I first started mentoring.