About Kageno Kids

The Kageno Kids Art and Cultural Exchange Program is one of Kageno Worldwide’s very successful outreach and educational programs.

This multifaceted program focuses on the impoverished children in our community project areas and interacts with children’s groups in the USA.

Various groups participate in our diverse and age appropriate (4-18+) activities and exchanges.
The USA Kageno Kids groups like to combine this with creative fundraising activities to help the many HIV/AIDS orphans and sick children that Kageno provides care for, and that participate in this program.

In Kenya, The Kageno Kids program works with our Kageno Nursery School children as well as the 4 Primary Schools on Rusinga Island which Kageno is working to enrich.
These are the Kamasengre, Uya, Dr. William's and Kamayoge Primary Schools.

Over the past 3 years our Kageno Kids USA & Africa have helped to shape this exchange program and make it the success it is...

In a relatively short time, Kageno Kids has inspired thousands of children and erased many boundaries. For our children in Africa, it has opened up a new world and filled them with knowledge, hope and the spark of creative thinking.

These are the tools of the mind that can change the world ....

Who We Are

Kageno (“a place of hope”) is made up of a very diverse group of people, some which earn much needed poverty relieving employment and others who volunteer their time and talents because of their passion to help.

This common goal of helping has brought us together to be able to work as a group.
This group is called Kageno.

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Dr. Frank C. Andolino D.D.S :
Co–founder Kageno Worldwide / Executive Director Kageno Worldwide

Jayne Hinds Bidaut:
Kageno Kids Project Director

Alphonce Okuku :
Kenya country Director

Levi Ngilimana:
Rwanda country Director

Harry Thuku:
Kageno Kids Kenya coordinator

Debrah Oweggi:
Kageno Kenya Manager

Board of Directors

Dr. Frank C. Andolino :
Boylan Andolino & Associates Co–founder of Kageno/Executive Director Kageno Worldwide

Michel K. Masozera :
The Wildlife Conservation Society - Rwanda

Mary Ellen Nitti, MPA :
Healthcare Consultant, Kageno Treasurer

Elizabeth Ruman Plumlee:
Vice President, Kageno Worldwide board of directors

Dr. Louis Re :
Columbia University College of P & S, Riverside Orthopaedics.

Elizabeth (Liz) Stern :
Member, Board of Directors

Kent Belden :
Member, Board of Directors

Advisory Board

Damian Weyand :
Emmy nominated film and Television producer

Dr. Paul E. Farmer :
M.D., Ph.D., Executive Vice President, founding director of Partners In Health

Scott Zmrhal :
Rosetta Marketing and returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Kenya)