Khayanga Wasike

Board Chairperson and Country Liaison

Khayanga has extensive experience in human services and community health and medical support program development, as well as legal advocacy, counseling and crisis management  skills in both community development and public engagement, education and training both at elementary and high school levels. She has worked in Kenya, China, Japan, and Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Education from Nairobi University Teaching Diplomas from Kenyatta University and Kericho Teachers College, and a Masters of Social Work (MSW) and a Diploma in counseling from the University of British Columbia and Cornerstone Academy in BC, Canada. Having personally experienced lack of menstrual products and wellness education, Days for Girls quickly became part of it. 

Ms Wasike is engaged in multiple sustainable economic development projects both locally and internationally. She is also the President and CEO of Willing Hearts International Society of Canada whose focus is in relief of poverty, advancement of education and support of independent living in rural communities in Africa, and the founder of the Lugari Community Resource Centre (LCRC) in her native village Musembe in Kenya,  a community-driven enterprise, which focuses on comprehensive involvement and direction encouraging collective action and maximum participation in stimulating economic growth and social transformation of the community members. Khayanga worked for over seven years as a Health Promoter at Reach Community Health Centre in Vancouver and as an Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinator for an aboriginal agency on Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Island), BC.