Dorcas Wepukhulu

Dorcas is an experienced, passionate educationist, creative professional with a deep understanding of inter-ethnic work, marginalized and different age-range learners, and experienced in humanitarian assessment and educational program development.

For 16 years (1990-2009), Dorcas taught in different Kenyan high schools and for three years (2012-2014) taught at Tangaza University College, a constituent College of the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) Nairobi, Kenya.

Dorcas is a Ford Foundation Scholar with an MA in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis University, USA, with a focus on educational and humanitarian issues, in particular early literacy and completion rates of learners. She also holds a B. Ed Phil from the University of Warwick, a B. Ed in Literature and English from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) and a Diploma in Education from Siriba College.

Currently, Dorcas is Kenya’s In-County Coordinator for the African Storybook Project (ASP), an early literacy initiative of the South African Institute for Distance Education (Saide). As the country coordinator, her role involves identifying and engaging with other early literacy development partners working in Kenya to develop collaboration with ASP, support Kenyan pilot sites, manage the story development process, support the M&E process in Kenya and participate in the day-to-day administrativeand planning aspects of the project.