Wawira Njiru

Wawira Njiru is the Founder and Executive Director of Food for Education an organisation that works with vulnerable children in Kenyan public schools to improve their lives through a feeding and mentorship program and provision of basic amenities such as sanitary towels. Having been raised in Kenya, she moved to Australia in 2010 to study a Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition and Food Sciences and graduated in 2013. She founded Food for Education in 2012 while doing her degree to address the inequality in education in her community of Ruiru Kenya due to inequality in food access. She is interested in development issues, especially how access to food influences education outcomes. She has been recognised as a Spark* International changemaker 2012, Transform Nutrition 'Nutrition champion' 2013 and as an Ibua Africa Changemaker 2015. She currently lives and works in Kenya where she's undertaking a Masters in Public Health at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology'.