The Uongozi Centre is a unique programme at the M-PESA Foundation Academy that aims to enhance the leadership potential, develop skills in independent thinking as well as assist our learners to incubate business ideas and community projects. The Centre also seeks to support the transition of secondary school scholars into university and other tertiary institutions.
The diversity represented by the Uongozi Centre scholars, faculty and staff contributes to the Centre’s strong sense of open dialogue and engagement with ideas and issues. As such, we are a community that prioritises the intellectual, physical, social and emotional well-being of all our members.
The MPESA Foundation is the main funder of MPESA Foundation Academy and the Uongozi Centre, providing its capital expenditure, operational expenses and funding for the tertiary education of the scholars from the academy. The MPESA Foundation is fully funded by MPESA Holding Company Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vodafone Group PLC.
Our Promise; Funding Scholars’ Higher Education
Our Vision is to develop transformational leaders through innovative approaches to education.
- To be a leadership development institution providing high quality education and training to nurture the next generation of leaders.
- To support young people’s aspirations by providing high quality support towards higher education and entrepreneurship support, and to work with other schools and institutions to improve the overall quality of Education.
- To be a leading centre for creativity in education and leadership, building on the great work being done at M-Pesa Foundation Academy around leadership and Entrepreneurship.
Leading Universities that our alumni attend
Countries where our Scholars get to Study
Our charter is developed around five core values of:
Encourage equality and promote diversity, be respectful, understanding and helpful in all interactions.
Seek excellence in learning, entrepreneurship and leadership, critically engage with our history and celebrate our achievement
Provide and make use of timely and good quality feedback, take advantage of opportunities for personal development.
Develop and use effective methods of communication, make the processes that lead to decisions transparent
Use your skills, expertise, views for positive growth in your community, develop an understanding of cultures, traditions and show respect for them.
Meet the innovative, driven and creative individuals at the UONGOZI CENTRE
Nicole is passionate about helping and motivating young people to achieve the best educational outcomes they are capable of in order to progress onto their chosen university, into employment or training. During her free time, Nicole enjoys sports like running, cycling, horse riding, skiing, travelling to as many different countries as possible and finding great vegetarian/vegan foods.
Joining the Mpesa Foundation Academy as an Assistant Academic counsellor is special to me because I have the noble task of being present when our scholars make important and positive choices about their studies and careers.
This has been my passion.
Brenda Namboka Makheti
Administration Assistant - Uongozi Centre