KKF Alumnae Builds on Psychology Degree through Internship with TEULE House and IAEDP Kenya Chapter

Mercy Ndanu Muli, from Miwani, Machakos County, joined the Kiiti Kamba Foundation in 2014 after scoring 389 marks from Machakos Primary School.   She attended St. Annes Muthale Girls High School, a national school in Kitui County.  In 2018, having passed well, she was accepted to Moi University where she completed a B.S. degree in Counseling Psychology with a second-class upper division.

Mercy at her workplace for her internship

Mercy is now doing her internship with Ms. Mary Mnjama, Founder and Director of Build and Restore Counselling Center and TEULE House, an Emotional Wellness & Eating Disorder halfway/transitional house for teenage girls and women.  She is also the Kenya Chair for the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP) and serves as their Educational Affiliate for East and Southern Africa.

Mercy is truly enjoying her experience as she pursues her purpose of bringing change to her family and community at large.  She had this to say about how this internship is helping her prepare for the future.  “I hope to become an all-rounded counselling psychologist who will advocate for mental health awareness, a motivational speaker, peer counselor, mentor, author and one who offers spiritual guidance. I would like to work with the youth, children, and the less privileged.”

Mercy at the 2023 KKF Annual Meeting

As the Founder and Director of the host organization, Mary is serving as Mercy’s internship supervisor and mentor.   She also sees the internship as extremely helpful for Mercy and has seen her grow through this experience.  Mary states that this internship opportunity, “…….will equip an intern with professional and ethical practice in a clinical setting, managing and running different arms of therapy.  It provides interns with self-awareness and growth as an individual and aspiring practitioner and helps them in making informed career trajectory decisions that help access opportunities and gives them exposure to give back to less advantaged communities.”

Mary Mnjama represents Kenya at the 2024 IAEDP Annual Global Symposium in Orlando, Florida, USA