David graduated with a BSc. Medical Biochemistry Degree of the University of Nairobi and returned to his community of Obunga Slum where he founded Riley Orton Foundation Org (ROF), a Kenyan nonprofit supporting underprivileged girls to break the cycle of poverty by implementing sustainable education programs.
Having been raised in Obunga slum and seeing women and children struggle to survive and break free from poverty, He has always been determined to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the less privileged in his community.
He started Akili Library and Information Technology center in fall of 2010, and Akili Preparatory School for Girls in Jan 2012. He has seen the growth of the library and the school over the years into a center of excellence supporting 85 underprivileged girls and adding 15 more every year.
As the Founder/Director of Operations at ROF, he is involved in managing the Akili library and preparatory School, Akili sustainable farm, recruiting teachers, researching and writing grants, partnership development and organizing training for staff as well as coordinating volunteer activities. David received a TPP grant in support of Akili School in 2014.
David says that he is driven by an innate desire to create sustainable change from the inside with the local community as the development experts.