Emily Chengo, Africa Director

Emily’s education and experiences combine to bring powerful and sound leadership to ALARM’s African staff.

"I was born into a Christian family and grew up within the church. For a long time I took Christianity for granted until I joined high school at age 13 when I met girls who came from diverse backgrounds. That's when I realized I needed to accept the Lord as my personal Savior and not ride on the salvation of my family. Since then I have not looked back. I am involved in various church ministries such as Sunday School Teaching, Women’s Ministry, and Outreach and Missions. My husband and I host and lead a Cell Bible Study Group, Youth Ministry, and Marriage Enrichment Ministry.

My husband and I met during a youth meeting at our Church. We married in December 1981 and are blessed with three children. We both are busy in the service of the King. As we grow older, we are more passionate about serving communities to assist them to improve their total wellbeing in Christ — spiritually, physically and emotionally."

Emily's wide range of experience gained from international non-governmental organizations (NGOs); micro enterprise initiatives and the corporate sector are a great asset to ALARM. She has worked extensively in senior financial management positions using her financial management skills to lead various organizations. She holds a Master of Business Leadership (MBL) degree from the University of South Africa and a B.Com degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Daystar University, Kenya. Before joining ALARM she worked as a Consultant for the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM).