Oreu Kasanju - CHOICE Kenya Director
Charitable, poet, author and aspiring documentary filmmaker. That is how I like to think of myself. I was born in Nakuru, the headquarters of Rift Valley province in Kenya. I am blessed with a son and a daughter, who keep me and their mother smiling and aspiring for greater heights, not only for them but also for the society in which they live.
I have been educated in three continents. After graduating from Lenana High School in 1995, I proceeded to the USA, where I attained a BSc in Business Administration and Finance from Virginia Tech in 2000. Later I obtained a degree in International Studies from the Brussels School of International Studies in Belgium. All this education would help me with my work with CHOICE in eradicating poverty one person, one village, and one community at a time.
In 2001, I resigned my position with an investment firm in the USA and boarded a flight home full of confidence that by my hands I would make a difference in the lives of my countrymen to alleviate the underprivileged from the yoke of ignorance. I believed that if people had the knowledge they would make decisions that would bring them a brighter future and more rewarding experiences during their lifetime.