Brian started with EK in June 2010 as our first IT Professional for the EK Center. He maintained the computers and equipment as well as taught EK members about computer programs and the internet. Brian remains in charge of membership cards and all organizational data input at the center. In 2010, Brian joined the Mfangano Health Baseline Research team as a data analysis. In 2011, he was promoted to Data Manager for the Mfangano Island Healthy Networks Impact study. Today, Brian supervises data entry for 3 different longitudinal studies on Mfangano Island: MIHNIS, RECH, and HNWT. Brian also supervises EK’s 90-km high speed wireless link from Kisumu to Mfangano. He represents the EK Research Department at regional conferences and is helping the IT Department expand broadband service for partners around the island.
How did you learn about EK?
I heard through a friend that EK was looking for an IT person and then I went to the OHR website to learn more.
Do you enjoy your job?
Yes because of all the programs EK has. This is my first job and I want to put all my time and energy into building-up the Cyber VCT program.
Why is EK different from other community centers and VCT programs?
There is something different about EK… and it’s a good thing!