“I am a great believer in luck and I find that the harder I work, the more I have of it.”
Born in a small village called Kabaru at the foot of Mt Kenya, Wanjuhi Njoroge is a proud daughter of Africa. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Communication from the University of Nairobi and a Diploma in Business Information Technology from Strathmore University. Wanjuhi is a passionate individual who is keen on bringing the African dream to a reality.
A 27 year old serial entrepreneur and aspiring media mogul, our Super Girl is the Founder/CEO of The Web Tekies LTD (a media conglomerate) and RootEd Africa (a social enterprise focused on improving education outcomes). Through The Web Tekies Ltd, Wanjuhi supports individuals and organizations in telling their untold stories to the world, especially through social media. Notably, The Web Tekies LTD has engaged in creating/expanding online presence for start-ups and established businesses, running successful online political campaigns for sitting members of the Kenyan Parliament, and training several groups to improve their brand stories across several media platforms.
Ms Njoroge’s passion for ICT and education motivated her to establish RootEd Africa – a social enterprise that seeks to transform lives and improve education outcomes in rural and remote parts of Africa, through ICT and non-formal education tools such as sports and mentorship. RootEd Africa works with primary schools and local communities in a bid to reduce dropout rates to the barest minimum, especially among adolescent girls who often drop out of school as a result of unintended pregnancies and early marriages.
In less than a year, RootEd Africa has made commendable impact in Kabaru Primary School – her first adopted school. As a result of the organization’s efforts in the school, parents have become more engaged with their children’s primary education. Due to increased community engagement, the general attitude and academic performance of the students have greatly improved. In 2015, the school recorded a mean score of 250 in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) Examinations, as opposed to the mean score of 208 in 2014. This was the highest mean score ever recorded by Kabaru Primary School in almost a decade, thus moving the school from the 13th position to 2nd best school in the zone.
Fueled by the impact in Kabaru Primary School, RootEd Africa has since adopted her second school – Kinoo Girls Secondary School. Through RootEd Africa, Wanjuhi has also helped set up the first library in her village. The team is currently sourcing for books, computers and other resources to equip the library for public use.
Wanjuhi Njoroge is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, a Vital Voices Fellow and a Committee Member of the Nyeri County Affirmative Action Social Development Fund (AASDF), which supports youths, women and persons living with disability across the six constituencies in Nyeri County, Kenya. She has been featured on various platforms such as CCTV Africa & Couture Africa Magazine.
Wanjuhi is guided by the belief that she is the change she wants to see.
At Girl Pride Circle, we are inspired by the amazing work that Wanjuhi does for and with her community. She can only soar higher!