Virginia Wanjiku Nyamu was born and raised in Kenya and has worked in the country for the last 27 years. She specializes in Education and Agricultural Institutions, which offer practical skills to farmers with an aim to bring rural community transformation. She recently served as Manager and Principal of Baraka Agricultural College in Molo, Kenya. During her five years at Baraka, Virginia offered strategic thinking, as well as performance–based management for the transformation of communities.
Virginia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from the University of Nairobi, a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from Egerton University, and a Master’s degree in Educational, Planning, Management and Administration from Mount Kenya University. She is trained in Competence Based Education and Training by the Curriculum Development Assessment and Certification Council (CDACC), which enables her to provide competence–based training to communities who lack formal education. Her expertise in the field has resulted in the successful development of a Competence–Based Training curriculum and materials for Horticulture, Piggery, Dairy, Poultry, Agriculture and other value chains across Kenya.