CAROLINE MENACHLocal Champions
‘HER LAB’ CHAMPION
Caroline Menach is the Principal of St. Elizabeth Girls’ Secondary School-Morpus and a Coordinator for Margo Day 4 Youth Empowerment-CBO. She is responsible for Curriculum implementation and mentorship of girls at St Elizabeth Girls’ Secondary School. Menach has 20 years of teaching experience and 10 years of mentoring girls at high school and at the HER Lab, based at Morpus, Kipkomo Sub County, West Pokot County. Ms. Menach’s leadership skills have enabled the girls who ran away from retrogressive cultural practices like Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and early marriages to find a home at St. Elizabeth Girls’ Secondary School. Her commitment and resilience to see the Pokot girl empowered and giving back to the community has seen over 500 at-risk girls graduate to the HER Lab and get scholarships to various Universities and Colleges.
At MD4YES, Ms. Menach leads a team in identification of needy-vulnerable girls from the community who have excelled in their studies and enrolls them at HER Lab. She leads a team that networks with the Ministry of Education and World Vision in the advocacy of girls’ education and training of girls on Alternative Rites of Passage. She is passionate, committed, and resilient about girl child empowerment through education and skill development for a better tomorrow to the girl child and ultimately a transformed community.
Ms. Menach is a Lion Member of Lions International, a Melvin Jones Fellow (MJF) and a Secretary of Lions Club of Kitale, Patron to Kamorrow Golden Eagles Soccer team, Chairperson at St. Anne’s ACK Church and a Secretary of the Sub-County Principals’ Chapter. She lives in Kapenguria, West Pokot County-Northern Kenya. Her hobbies are studying the Bible, listening to Christian Music, mountain climbing, jogging and adventure travel.