Co-Founder of Big Data Visualization Platform to Assist in the Educational Development of African Orphans
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Nov. 9, 2015)- Phil Gahn, the co-founder and chief business development officer of RippleNami, a cloud-based visualization platform, has been named a director for the Turkana Child Education Support Programme, a community-based organization that promotes the welfare and educational development of orphans in Northwest Kenya.
“Phil brings a comprehensive understanding of the challenges faced by both the urban and rural poor communities that have long been marginalized in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and South Sudan,” said Amfry Amoni, founder and executive director of the Turkana Child Education Support Programme (TCESP). “In the course of the five years I have worked with Phil, we have significantly improved the sustainable strategies and growth of the programme to better service the communities in the arid and semi-arid lands.”
The primary objective of the TCESP is to support and protect orphaned youth from fatalism, rights abuse and oppression, while providing an environment conducive to their development and growth. Gahn and other directors work tirelessly to provide the children with educational opportunities that enable them to earn a living and escape child labor and exploitation. The organization also provides shelter and basic healthcare to protect these young people from disease and the harsh East-African environment.
“I am proud and honored to have been asked to serve as a director for TCESP, an NGO that is making a positive impact on the lives of many children whose needs might otherwise be overlooked by the local and global communities,” stated Gahn. “Given RippleNami’s core belief that real-time, easily accessible information can empower people to improve their communities, I look forward to collaborating with the Turkana Child Education Support Program leadership to enhance the lives of the children we serve.”
In addition to appointing Gahn as a programme director, the TCESP has named RippleNami as one of its key partners. With Gahn’s guidance, the directors will leverage RippleNami’s cloud-based visualization technology to track and locate resources, enabling them to better address each community’s most pressing needs.
“Turkana County has always been depicted as one of the poorest and most disadvantaged regions in East Africa, but our mission is to change that narrative by supporting the socio-economic advancement of its youth,” Amoni states. “Turkana County is strategically located as the center of the Lamu Port- Southern Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSET) corridor, and will become the primary logistics hub for the recently discovered oil and fresh water aquifers and the subsequent pipeline development.”
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About the Turkana Child Education Support Programme
The Turkana Child Education Support Programme is a community-based organization operating in Turkana County, Kenya to provide children with education, food, water and to foster economic development. It was established in 2014, with aim to provide education for marginalized nomadic pastoralist children. It is sponsored by the Turkana County Government, UNICEF, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF), among others.