Gaudencia is a RN with a Bachelor of Science and Midwifery degree from Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology. She previously worked at Kericho County Referral Hospital, Jacaranda Hospital, and Nairobi Women’s Hospital before joining Naomi’s Village.
Gaudencia serves as MTOTO Program Coordinator at Naomi’s Village. MTOTO connects trained nurses like Gaudencia with pregnant mothers, shepherding them through pregnancy, birth and infancy via routine home visits. These nurses provide valuable, one-on-one counsel about and resources for:
- Prenatal care
- Infant nutrition
- Child developmental stages
- Healthy parenting
MTOTO’s vision is to empower mothers with the knowledge and resources to raise healthy babies and toddlers, who will one day grow into the leaders Kenya needs to thrive.
Mothers enter the program after their first trimester of pregnancy and the above needs are met throughout the prenatal period until delivery. After delivery, babies join their mothers in the program, becoming part of MTOTO until they reach the age of 3. These children are then admitted to LEAP Preschool and later move on to attend K-12 Cornerstone Preparatory Academy.
Gaudencia is passionate about maternal and child health. She derives motivation as a nurse from seeing the mothers and babies she cares for being happy and content. Gaudencia says that her joy comes from seeing the MTOTO Program making a positive impact in our community.
She like to swim and go on road trips during her free time.