We always update you about the happenings and activities at Milele Education Centre. But what about the people in the background, the ones helping us to do what we are doing? We want you to know more about those people and will start posting interviews with the staff "behind the scenes", as well as interviews with some of our children every once in a while. So here we go, and today you'll learn about our school director Mark! Read here:
Name: Mark Kelian Tipatet
Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Management & Community Service
Since when have you been working for Milele Education Centre?
Since it started in December 2012. I'm among the co-founders of the school and the project to help kids from poor backgrounds.
What are you doing at Milele Education Centre?
I am the Director of the school, hence I manage the school, I plan for it, I organize and implement the school's objectives, goals and mandate.
What do you like the most when you work with children?
This project is a special one for me because you meet kids from disadvantaged families. As you see them grow and improve, you can note a big difference from before they came to school compared to now that they are regularly in school. I'm happy to be able to make a positive change in their lives as well as their families and the community.
What pleases you at Milele Education Centre?
The whole system and organizational structure of the project is unique in this area where basically we don't make profit but the community benefits directly from us. For me it is an exciting job, which is very challenging but very fruitful and satisfying.
What do you do during your free time, out of work?
It is a bit hard to define my free time, because of my role as the Director I am almost throughout involved with school. But when I enjoy my free time, I like going to the beach on weekends for relaxation and football, as I am lucky to live at the coast.
What is your wish for the future of Milele Education Centre?
To see it grow and to help as many people as possible, not necessarily only in Mombasa but nationwide.
What is your wish for your personal future?
Being a person who impacts positively into people's lives through education and community.