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Learn to Make.
Make to Learn.

Global Minimum Inc (GMin) is an organization that encourages young innovators and leaders in Africa to engage with creative problem-solving skills and hands-on learning programs to tackle challenges affecting their communities.

Creativity of the individual

Ideas are as unique as the individuals from which they were borne. We embrace and encourage this diversity and provide resources to apply new ideas using critical thinking skills and hands-on learning programs. Our approach always begins with the individual with the goal of a greater culture of creativity and innovation.

Collaboration that builds better communities

Collaboration is part of everything we do. It includes an understanding of others, care for their interests, and the self- awareness to know what will achieve mission impact. It’s our ability to work in a team towards a common goal, impacting the growth of community, country, and continent.

Curiosity that propels learning and growth

Curiosity is unstoppable. It fuels the desire to learn, improve, and grow. It opens new doors, moves us forward, and takes us down new paths. As those who possess this trait, we can relate when we see it surface in others.

Catalyst of change

To effect change, we have adopted a mindset that does not limit possibility. We’re not afraid to be bold and think big. This is our approach both at the student and management level. Each serves to inspire the other, producing powerful and influential stories of visionary thinkers, doers, and makers.

Our Team

Lola Aleru

Lola Aleru

Executive Director

Lola Aleru

Lola Aleru is GMin’s Executive Director, responsible for business strategy, strategic partnerships, and management. Lola is passionate about enabling access to hands-on STEM education for marginalized communities. She has functioned in Business Development, Operations and Program Management roles at IBM Research Africa and the Aquaya Institute. Lola’s passion grew out of her leadership and management roles at The Exploratorium and SACNAS. She received a B.S. in Business Management from UC, Santa Cruz.

Richard Bikko

Richard Bikko

Program Manager, InChallenge Kenya

Richard Bikko

Richard (Richy) Bikko is GMin’s Program Manager of InChallenge in Kenya. Prior to that, Richy worked at TASSC International in DC, before moving back to Kenya to start working with organizations that promote peace and sustainable community development initiatives in the East African region. Richy holds a BA in Peace & Development from Eastern Mennonite University.

Emmanuel Abdulai

Emmanuel Abdulai

Program Manager, Innovate Salone

Emmanuel Abdulai

Emmanuel is a Program Manager of Innovate Salone, in Sierra Leone. He has over 10 years of experience in international development and research through consulting agencies, UNICEF and NGO’s in Sierra Leone. He volunteered as an intern with GMin in 2012 to assess the implementation of the Innovate Salone program in Six districts in Sierra Leone. He is passionate about working with young people and helping to build an environment in which they can thrive. Emmanuel holds a Master of Arts in Sustainable International Development from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.

Brenda Nyakoa

Brenda Nyakoa

Program Associate

Brenda Nyakoa

Brenda is a Program Associate in Kenya. She is a Graduate Electrical Engineer who is passionate about technology and innovation with a particular interest in human-centered design, design for social impact and user experience. Her primary role is to design, test and implement hands-on workshops that equip youth in Kenya with 21st-century skills through design thinking, Entrepreneurship, and visionary leadership training. When she is not working she enjoys mentoring young people in STEM, reading and learning new things including programming and dancing. She formerly worked at Thrust bore Technics to plan, design, and implement projects on optical fiber networks.

Kevin Kipkurui

Kevin Kipkurui

Program Associate

Kevin Kipkurui

Kevin is a Program Associate in Kenya. He is certified and fully trained in customer care service and engineering skills from the Samsung Engineering Academy. Kevin holds a diploma in Electrical and Telecommunication Engineering from the Multimedia University of Kenya.

Wangu Wamai

Wangu Wamai

Program Associate

Wangu Wamai

Wangu is a Program Associate in Kenya. She has previously volunteered at St. Georges Primary School as a Fun Science Club facilitator. She has also been involved in Safaricom’s Kidz Go Tech and 47-in-1 programs, introducing young children to technology and mentoring high school girls respectively. Wangu holds a BSc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Nairobi. She is a licensed Cisco Certified Network Associate.

Anthony Mugiluri

Anthony Mugiluri

Program Associate

Anthony Mugiluri

Anthony Mugiluri is a Program Associate in Kenya. He is a focussed innovator who is enthusiastic in promoting stem programs. Anthony won the Kenya National Innovation Awards - 2016 by the Kenya National Innovation Agency and is a badge holder of Application Security Analyst - Mastery Awards for Students 2015 by IBM. While in campus Anthony worked with Intel East Africa as a student partner and appeared as 1st runners up position in the negawatt challenge at Strathmore University. He is a part-time STEM mentor and trainer at Digikids and Kenton school. He Previously volunteered at Tinker education and waza kids experience for stem curriculum for kids. Anthony Mugiluri is a Bsc. Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree holder from Kenyatta University.

Delphine Nyaboke

Delphine Nyaboke

Program Intern

Delphine Nyaboke

Delphine Nyaboke is an intern at GMin. She’s currently a student at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) pursuing a BSc in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. She has previously volunteered for The Maa Trust to mentor young Maasai boys and girls and at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers(IEEE) where she serves as the Chapter Chair and Ambassador.

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Board of Directors

Ashley Kegan

Ashley Kegan

Co-Chair
Ashley Kegan

Ashley Kegan

Co-Chair

Ashley is a Manager at Accelerated Growth Advisors, where she helps entrepreneurs execute their vision through implementing sound accounting practices and building financial infrastructure so founders, investors, and leadership teams can focus on growth. Previously, Ashley was a Manager at Davis & Hosfield Consulting, where she was a damages consultant for corporate litigation. Prior to that, she was a senior auditor at Deloitte & Touche, LLP. While at Deloitte, she worked on a telecommunication start-up company’s IPO, as well as provided services for large retail, a not-for-profit, and an energy client. Ashley graduated summa cum laude from the DePaul University with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and a minor in Professional Writing. Ashley is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

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Wamuyu Mahinda

Wamuyu Mahinda

Co-Chair
Wamuyu Mahinda

Wamuyu Mahinda

Co-Chair

Wamuyu was elected as an Ashoka Fellow in 2010 in recognition for her social innovation, entrepreneurial qualities and potential to achieve impact in the area of youth employment. Wamuyu Founded the Youth Banner in January 2010 to create a generation of enterprising young people, most of whom are women and the majority of whom are rural. Wamuyu is energized by the success she has had in sparking youth entrepreneurship and has taken steps through The Youth Banner to establish a framework that others can tap into to emulate her success. Prior to founding the Youth Banner, she worked in Technoserve, Allavida, and Kenya Youth Business Trust. In 2016 while in Technoserve She spearheaded the first national youth Business Plan competition in partnership with the Ministry of Youth dabbed ‘chora bizna’. The competition created a pipeline of youth businesses for funding by the Youth Enterprise Development Fund. Wamuyu is also a strong advocate of social and business co-creation which connects social entrepreneurs and businesses with complementary strengths to collaborate for maximum social impact. Wamuyu is currently a Consultant working with Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Wamuyu holds a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Nairobi and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) from United States International University.

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Mike Willis

Mike Willis

Board Treasurer
Mike Willis

Mike Willis

Board Treasurer

Mike is a Director of Finance at Precision Castparts Corp, a global manufacturer of complex super-alloy components for the aerospace and defense industries. With 10 plus years of progressive experience, he's worked in numerous operational and financial management roles at the corporate, commercial, and business unit levels. Mike graduated from Penn State University with an MBA and from the University of Oregon with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. In addition, Mike is a Certified Management Accountant(CMA). Mike also serves as a Director for the Paramount Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

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Joyce Kabayadondo

Joyce Kabayadondo

Board Secretary
Joyce Kabayadondo

Joyce Kabayadondo

Board Secretary

Joyce is an audit senior manager at Deloitte & Touche, LLP with more than 9 years of public accounting experience. Joyce has experience working in multiple industries which include engineering construction, real estate, and banking and has actively participated in equity and debt offerings including initial public offerings. Joyce graduated with a Master of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Houston and has been a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas since 2009. In addition to client service, Joyce is a member of Deloitte’s National Audit Faculty focusing her time on training, mentoring, and developing young professionals.

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Sunand Bhattacharya

Sunand Bhattacharya

Board Member
Sunand Bhattacharya

Sunand Bhattacharya

Board Member

Sunand is the Associate Vice Provost for Design and Innovation Strategies at Boston College. Among other things, his responsibilities include the creation of a brand new Engineering department dedicated to Human-Centered Engineering with a design focus. This is part of BC’s growth strategies for the future via its upcoming Schiller Institute Initiative.

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Roy Ombati

Roy Ombati

Board Member
Roy Ombati

Roy Ombati

Board Member

Roy is the Co-founder and CEO of African Born 3D Printing(AB3D) a Nairobi based hardware social enterprise that manufactures 3D printers from recycled electronic waste. His background is in Mechanical Engineering. Roys is a Stanford Fablearn Fellow and an alumnus of the International Development Design Summit (IDDS) 2013 where he has continuously taken the lead in organizing IDDS summits for 2014,2016 and 2018. Roy was named as one of the Impact Design Hub's Top 40 Under 40 awardees and also Top 20 Young African Entrepreneurs in 2018. He is passionate about Technology and making innovations geared towards social impact and development.

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Kenya Board of Directors

Eva Warigia

Eva Warigia

Board Member
Eva Warigia

Eva Warigia

Board Member

Eva’s passion is Africa’s Prosperity. Her mission is serving the continent as its change agent. She is currently Executive Director with East Africa Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EAVCA), a trade organization for private capital investors who collectively manage close to US$4billion in funds under management. Her role entails promoting East Africa as a capital destination. Her professional experience spans a near-decade working in consulting in at least 13 Countries, having started as a corporate strategy analyst and later as an investor relations consultant for listed companies in East Africa. She is also a guest lecturer of strategic communication at the University of Nairobi.

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Pauline Gangla

Pauline Gangla

Board Member
Pauline Gangla

Pauline Gangla

Board Member

Pauline Gangla has 20 years of progressive experience in the design and delivery of donor-funded education programs in the international development sector. She manages large and diverse cross-regional projects aimed at strengthening university systems in Africa, Asia and the Middle East funded by UK Aid at the British Council. She chairs Kenya’s Institute of Certified Public Accountants (ICPAK)’s soft skills panel. She is a certified career coach, motivational speaker, mentor and resume writer. Pauline sits on two NGO boards, Kenya Education Fund, and Global Minimum. She holds a Master’s degree in Public & Development Management from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, Bachelor of Education (Arts) from Kenyatta University, Kenya Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from Kenya Institute of Management (KIM), Kenya.

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GMinContributors

David Sengeh

Jamie Appleseed

Mathias Esmann

Jacob Lennheden

Malcolm Seymour

Anna Waleron

Ariam Mogos

Heather Cole Lewis

Desmond Mitchell

Ablorde Ashigbi

Elli Sizuki

Jake Fisher

Janice Williams

Jimm Meloy

Kate Mitty

Kelvin Kang Ethe

Mahmoud Javombo

Michelle Ngure

Nicholas Okafor

Rashmi Sharma

Stefan Louw

Surath Wijetunga

Wanjiru Mwenja

Abdallah Mohamed

Grant Bridgeman

Oladije Araromi

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