Ms. Alana Jackson is from Grand Rapids, MN and is currently attending medical school at the University of Minnesota – Duluth. Before medical school, Alana received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Iowa State University. During college she was involved in many clubs and organizations as well as biochemical research. It was during college that she developed a keen interest in mentorship, as it was very instrumental to her own successes. The Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology department at Iowa State created a nurturing environment that focused on individual and group mentorship. As a beneficiary of mentorship, she realized the importance of mentoring young students and continued to do so during college. P.A.K.E.M.A. presented a perfect opportunity for Alana to continue her passion for mentorship after graduating from college. Alana became a P.A.K.E.M.A. Ambassador in the fall of 2013, working to develop the Health Education and Mentorship curricula. She was blessed with the opportunity to implement both curricula in Kenya summer 2014. She hopes to continue to give back to her community by motivating and supporting students from around the world. She is grateful to be a member of the P.A.K.E.M.A team, and she is excited to be involved in making the P.A.K.E.M.A vision become a reality.
Manager at P.A.K.E.M.A Resource Center for Learning
Ms. Jackline Dudi is from Kisumu, Kenya. She is pursuing her studies in Management at the Kenya Institute of Management with great interests and focus on Project Leadership, Office Management & Human Resource, Business Law, Business Accounting & Business Communication, etc. As from 2014, Jackline is serving as the volunteer manager at the P.A.K.E.M.A Resource Center for Learning in Kisumu Kenya where she will continue overseeing P.A.K.E.M.A Projects going on at the grassroots; she also serves as representative board member in Kenya. She is very passionate about youth and women empowerment and she highly participated in community service, volunteerism and also continues to serve as a mentor to her fellow students at her former high school. As one of the P.A.K.E.M.A Ambassadors, Jackline is therefore very passionate about the P.A.K.E.M.A Mentorship Alliance programs and has been volunteering since the beginning. As the P.A.K.E.M.A Resource Center for Learning Manager, she looks forward to continuously utilizing her management skills in business law, public relations, project leadership, trainings, and communication as well as engaging in teamwork to help in achieving the P.A.K.E.M.A Mentorship Alliance goals, mission and vision.
Mr. Ernesto Kodero is from Kisumu, Kenya is an accountant and CPA . His involvement with Pamoja Kenya Mentorship Alliance (P.A.K.E.M.A) is because of his strong believe that any person can make it irrespective of his or her background provided one has been given a favorable enviroment to prove his or her ability and with the proper guidance of the PMentors. He therefore believes that P.A.K.E.M.A Mentorship is the ultimate HOPE for the hopeless children and youths situated in the remote rural and slum areas.