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Sharing Change, Inspiring Service

Our programs enable us to act as conveners, catalysts, collaborators and agents for system change and local impact that can be replicated and expanded by organizations, governments, and individuals to address their own unique community needs.

 

 

Our Pillars

Education

We believe knowledge and rights education transform destinies and foster kind, prosperous and peaceful societies.

Health

We believe health care is necessary for the right to life, happiness and development.

Community

Community

We believe positive values, good governance and shared opportunities bring peace.

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We dedicate our efforts to promoting economic opportunity through education, building community capacity and investing in knowledge infrastructure in health and education.

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News


Print & Web

Charles Field-Marsham on Africa

Financial Post

The Next 36 ‘high impact’ leaders

Financial Post

Nursery Opening

The Business Daily

Teaching with technology

Standard

School leading with technology

Daily Nation

 

Taekwondo Centre in Village

The Star
Daily Nation
The Korean Times Daily

Taekwondo team win championships

Michezo Africa
Kenya Star

Kenya Scholar Athlete Program

Runner’s World News
Koskei won’t be stopped

Nursery Opening

The Business Daily

Training Health Workers

AMREF Canada News

Paediatric Nursing: Ghana

SickKids News

Field-Marsham Fellowship at SickKids

Daily Nation

We feel fortunate that we can take an interest in youth and connect with them to highlight the transformative power of knowledge, culture and sports.

Trustees

Rita Field-Marsham – Founder

Rita Field-Marsham is a Kenyan born lawyer, now active in numerous social causes. She worked in the private sector as a lawyer and founder of Field-Marsham & co advocates, worked in the executive arm of government as prosecuting counsel at the State Law Office in Kenya and in the in legal aid sector as a pro bono lawyer for the high court and court of appeal in Kenya. From 2005-2010 she served on the board of Young Patron’s Circle (YPC) at the Royal Ontario Museum. In 2009, she founded Knowledge Empowering Youth (KEY), a charitable program that provides turn-key libraries in Africa. In 2011, she co-founded FMNB Projects, a Canadian based for profit social venture. She is based in Toronto and is the founder and CEO of KEY and co-founder and CEO of the Rita & Charles Field-Marsham Foundation.

Charles Field-Marsham – Co-Chair

Charles Field-Marsham

 is a Canadian entrepreneur. In 1991 he joined Credit Suisse First Boston in New York investment bank. In Kenya, between 1995 and 1997, he founded Kestrel Capital, and has developed it into the leading investment bank and broker in Kenya; he founded Panafrican Group, which has since grown from being the exclusive distributor of Komatsu equipment in Kenya to include distribution rights and operations in six countries across East and West Africa; and he purchased Kenya Fluorspar Company, which he has grown to become one of the largest and lowest cost fluorspar producers in the world. In 2007 he founded Kestrel Capital Management Capital (KCMC) in 2007, which provides strategic, investment and management consulting. Charles is dedicated to fostering strong communities where he lives and works and is involved with numerous not-for-profit organizations. Charles served on the board of SMARTRISK. Charles sits on the boards of The Foundation of the Hospital for Sick Children, Grand Challenges Canada, The Canadian Council on Africa, the African Medical Research Foundation Canada (AMREF) and is a founding board member of The Next 36. Charles is the principal benefactor and chairman of the Kenya Scholar Athlete Program (KENSAP), an initiative that since 2004 has helped secure full scholarships for more than 126 Kenyan students at top-tier American universities, including Harvard, Yale, MIT and Princeton. In 2009 he co-founded the Rita & Charles Field-Marsham Foundation.

Marilyn Field-Marsham

Marilyn Field-Marsham practiced as a lawyer for over 20 years at Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt in Toronto, and has been involved in a wide variety of business issues and complex commercial cases. Several were landmark cases, involving national and multi-national corporations. She was a director of AIM Canada Fund Inc., AIM Global Fund Inc. and AIM Trimark Funds Advisory Board. She has served on the boards of several not-for-profit and public companies over the past 15 years and also on their governance, human resources, finance and audit and investment committees. She is the chair of the Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries in Toronto and the incoming chair of the governance committee of the Mount Pleasant Memorial Services. She is a governor of Opportunity International Canada. She acts as a volunteer, teaching governance to aboriginal communities in Ontario. She served as chair at the American Bar Association on the intellectual property and false advertising committees and on other advisory boards. She served on the editorial board and as contributing editor to the Intellectual Property Law Quarterly, Corporate Lawyer Series, Federated Press. She has had numerous speaking and teaching engagements at annual meetings of the Canadian and American Bar Associations, trade associations and professional development and continuing legal education seminars. She is also author of numerous articles on developments in legislation and jurisprudence. She has been actively involved with the Canada Blooms Horticultural Society, Massey College University of Toronto, Toronto Trees and Parks Foundation, and supported Trails Youth Initiative. She is currently a volunteer for the aboriginal governance and strategic planning projects, CESO (Canadian Executive Services Organization).

Wandia Gichuru

Wandia Gichuru has over 15 years’ experience in international assistance gained at DFID (the British Government Department of International Development) and the World Bank. She has expertise in strategy development and policy analysis, institutional analysis and Capacity Building, public sector management, aid effectiveness and harmonization and program management, monitoring and evaluation. She has 10 years as a governance adviser with the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID). She held policy roles for DFID in London, the United Nations in New York, and worked on long-term assignments in Kenya, Uganda and in Sudan, where she provided advice on bilateral and multilateral projects designed to strengthen the accountability, transparency and efficiency of governance systems. Previously, she worked at the World Bank, City Bank and Kenya Wildlife Services in Kenya. She currently runs a coaching and consulting practice in Nairobi, Kenya.