Expertise: Issues in Africa including Poverty, Violence, Socio-politics, Child Development, Education, Child Labor, HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Leadership, Culture and the Church
Sidney was born in rural Machakos, Kenya. Sidney began researching religion and God as a young boy. He committed his life to Christ at age 13.
Prior to working at Compassion, Sidney served as client services director for a large Kenyan consulting agency. He directed the agency’s client-servicing strategy, which combined advertising, event management, public relations and marketing. Sidney yearned to use his gifts in communications to help those in need around him and began working at Compassion in 2002.
Before being named regional vice president for Africa in April of 2010, Sidney served as Kenya’s country director as well as on the board of directors for 410 Bridge in Kenya, an organization that links U.S. churches to Kenyan communities.
Sidney is passionate about leadership development in Africa. He believes that a bible-based approach to leadership as discipleship is fundamental to creating hope and opportunity – the bedrock to eradicating child poverty. Sidney sees Compassion’s strategy of empowering indigenous churches to minister to local children in poverty as key to building the capacity of God’s Church around the world.
Sidney and his wife, Lydia, have three children and currently reside in Colorado Springs, Colo. Through Compassion, they sponsor Sheeba, a girl in India. In his spare time, Sidney enjoys reading world literature and traveling.
Sidney has a bachelor’s degree in communications, a master’s degree in leadership and is a doctoral candidate in leadership and organizational development.
English and Swahili