SIM Alumni

Loreen Wanjiru Gichohi

Programs Coordinator, Nafisika Trust

Loreen loves people and is motivated by seeing people grow and become empowered. She had her first interaction with the community when she joined Nafisika Trust in 2013 while she was still a first year student in university as a counselling psychologist working with prison inmates at Jamuhuri Short Sentence Prison who had a history of drug and substance abuse. This experience had a huge impact on her choices and she got a burden for the people in society and developed a passion for creating better and safer communities. She is a strong believer in taking care of the people around her and showing empathy towards the challenges people face because through that, we are able to find solutions. She has also engaged in various projects in her community including feeding programs for street families, mentorship of teen moms, and supporting children living with disabilities.

She is currently the Programs Coordinator for Nafisika Trust, overseeing various rehabilitation programs running in the prisons. She holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Sociology and Psychology, a Diploma in Human Resource Development and is an Associate fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society.