Fredrick Odinga is a Social Accountability Program Manager with Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) Kenya, a branch of VSO international that creat lasting change through working with volunteers to supports inclusive education, resilient livelihood and social accountability.
He is based in the Nairobi neighborhood of Kibera, which is the largest slum in Africa, and monitors projects across Kenya that empower and educate marginalised groups including women with disabilities to lead their own process of development. He has a strong understanding of Kenyan Deaf culture and has helped train other professionals in Kenya on how to support deaf students and design inclusive education and employment projects that are efficient, impactful and sustainable.
Fredrick developed a Fellowship project that will engage Kenyan women with disabilities in community-led inclusive employment & self-advocacy trainings that educate the public about how to champion their rights and push for greater transparency and accountability by government officials in promoting inclusion in employment.
Fredrick spent his Fellowship at the Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.