Humble Beginning

Fred Ndavi grew up in a small village in Kenya, where a complete education was available to only the highest-performing students with the financial means to afford it. As one of the privileged few, Fred completed high school and went on to attend college at Dallas Baptist University in the United States.


Throughout his education, Fred was keenly aware of how very blessed he had been. He knew he was no more deserving than any of the others who hadn’t been as lucky, so he decided he must use his advantaged position to help others who – like him – yearned to discover the possibilities of their potential.

Inspire Spaces

Inspire Spaces was born out of the idea that education is about much more than knowledge passed from teacher to student. In order to learn, children need to feel safe and uplifted in their school spaces. With this in mind, Fred returned to Kenya with groups of volunteer friends to begin transforming basic school houses into beautiful, functional, inspiring spaces.


Fred and his colleagues quickly realized that better buildings alone could not cancel out the glaring lack of resources preventing so many young people from continuing their education. Students facing such poverty, violence, food insecurity, and disability simply did not have the means to rise above their circumstances.


Inspire Spaces went all in on fundraising and mobilized to change that.

Linda Ndethiu

Team Lead

Joan Kimani

Program Officer

Isaac Mugoya

Media consultant

Fred Ndavi

Founder/Executive Director

Mima Esther Ramadhan

Program intern

Faustina Ndunge

Program intern


Kevin Mulligan

Senior Consultant, Financial Force


Maina Kaigi

Director, Profirm Consulting Group


Adrian Cook

Director of Research & Evaluation, The Rees-jones Foundation


David Wachira

Public Sector Specialist, World Bank


Stacie Russell

Region Representative, HOPE International


Allison Dunagan

Nurse Practitioner, Dallas


Ashley Smith

Board Member


Edwin Njiru

CPA at Njirucpa


Fred Ndavi

Founder/Executive Director

  • Olivia Amollo – Beacon of Hope, Program Officer
  • Gabrielle Masive – Information Technology Consultant
  • Pauline Mbatha – Beacon of Hope, Social Worker
  • Jane Mugure – Help a Child Africa, Communications Coordinator
  • Ken Musimba – Kenya Airways, Captain
  • Carol Ngina – Monitoring & Evaluations, Makueni County Government
  • Nyambura Muthee Njoroge – Medic Mobile, Public Health Specialist
  • Emily Wambui Muiga – School Counsellor, Hillcrest International Schools
  • Baraka Chege – Consultant
  • Purity Baraka – Nurse
  • John Njoroge – Project Manager