James Ongwae

James Ongwae

Mr. Ongwae is the Administrative Principal at Cornerstone Preparatory Academy. He is the chairman and founder of St. Stephen Catholic School in Mathare North, Nairobi since 2018. He has been Executive Director of Alliance Hills Academy in Nairobi for two years. He also founded and grew to full length The Jabeli Education Centre and Adult School. He co-founded and grew Jimtra Tours and Safaris before selling the company. Mr. Ongwae is a former teacher of Kiswahili & CRE at Starehe Boys Centre and School where he also served in different capacities as class teacher, head of outdoor activities, clubs coordinator and executive assistant at the projects office. He has experience in teaching at several schools, including: Starehe Boys Centre and School – Nairobi, Mutunguru Secondary School  – Muranga, Raila Education Centre – Kibra, Nairobi, Obanga Primary and Secondary Schools – Suba South, Nyagwethe Secondary School – Suba South. He also worked at the maintenance department at Catholic University of East Africa (CUEA) and has been a supervisor for Kenya Statistics Bureau conducting census in 2009. He has a Bachelor’s degree in education arts from Catholic University of Eastern Africa and Masters of Art in project planning and management from the University of Nairobi. He is currently pursuing Post Graduate diploma in monitoring and evaluation (Univ. of Nairobi)

He is a certified member of The Kenya Association of Project Managers (KAPM), a trained peer trainer with I Choose Life Africa (ICL), and is trained and experienced in leadership.

Mr. Ongwae’s hobbies are reading, swimming, travelling, constructive discussion, football, karate, singing, and listening to music. He is married to Mrs. Davine Moraa Ongwae and they have two sons, Jimson Ongwae, Jr. and Jeyden Graham Ongwae.