DrRubaiMandela

Title: PhD, Kenyatta University, Kenya
Position: Senior Lecturer
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Department: Educational Foundations
Contact Address: P.O. Box 43844 , 00100 Nairobi
Area of Specialization: Sociology of Education and Health Education
Research Interests: Gender, Sexuality, Religion and Health, in the education space
ORCID ID     : https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8399-4869

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RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Papers

  • Mandela, Rubai; Orodho, John; Waudo, Judith & Thoruwa, Caroline (2023). Understanding Lifelong Learning in Successful Women Managed Small and Medium Enterprises in Kakamega County: The Case of Kenya Women Microfinance Bank. Msingi Journal, Issue 1of 2023. Forthcoming.
  • Okelo, Pamela; Mandela, Rubai & Kombo, Kisilu (2023). Influence of Mentoring Newly Employed Teachers on their Performance in Curricular Activities in Public Secondary Schools in Thika East and West Sub-Counties, Kiambu County, Kenya. Msingi Journal, Issue 1 of 2023. Forthcoming.
  • Mandela, Rubai (2023). An Exploration of the Understanding of Gender Responsive Researching Among Selected Researchers in Kenya  Journal of Culture, Society and Development. 71 (2023). ISSN 2422-8400
  • Bakari, Yusuf; Mandela, Rubai & Mbirianjau, Lucy (2023). Understanding and Adherence to Covid-19 Protocol in Public Primary Schools in Adamawa Estate, Nigeria. International Journal of Research Publication and Reviews, Vol. 4, Issue 5, May 2023.ISSN: 2582-7421
  • Bakari, Yusuf, Mandela, Rubai & Mbirianjau Lucy (2023). Teaching and Learning Resources During Covid-19 Pandemic in Public Primary Schools in Adamawa State, Nigeria. EPRA International Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Research, Vol. 9, Issue 6, June 2023.ISSN (Online), 2455-3663
  • Makatiani, C.; Mandela, R. & Oanda, I. (2021). Situational Analysis of Implementation of Content Coverage Policies on Teaching of Kiswahili Language in Public and Private Primary Schools in Bungoma County, Kenya. International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR). Vol 10, Issue 5, May 2021, ISSN 2319-7064.
  • Ochieng, Rubai Mandela (2020). Promoting Gender Learning in the Context of the Competency Based Curriculum in Kenya. Msingi Journal.
  • Runo Simon, Kirimi Kiare & Rubai Mandela (September, 2020). Strategies of Promoting Healthy Food Choices among Pupils in Nyeri County, Kenya. International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science. Vol V, Issue IX. ISSN 2450-6186.
  • Runo Simon, Kirimi Kiara & Rubai Mandela (August, 2020). Influence of Nutrition Knowledge and Healthy Food Choices among Pupils in Nyeri County, Kenya. International Journal of Research and Scientific Innovation. Vol VII, Issue VIII. ISSN 2321-2705.
  • Kiptum, Jonah Kipsang, Ochieng, Rubai Mandela & Murira, Francis Ndichu (2018). An Evaluation of How Physical Facilities Influence Teacher Satisfaction in Elgeyo Marakwety County. The International Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, Volume 6, Issue 6, June 2018, pp249-257.ISSN 2321-9203.
  • Kiptum, Jonah Kipsang, Ochieng, Rubai Mandela & Murira, Francis Ndichu (2018). An Assessment of How Work Environment Influence Teachers’ Satisfaction in Elgeyo in Elgeyo Marakwety County. The International Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, Volume 6, Issue 6, June 2018, pp 265-272.ISSN 2321-9203.
  • Ochieng, Rubai Mandela (2016). The Culture of Early Sex and Schooling of Girls in Kilifi County, Kenya, British Journal of Education, Volume 14, Number 7, July 2016, pp 1-12. ISSN 2054-6351(Print), 2054-636X (Online).
  • Ochieng, Rubai Mandela (2014). The Links Between Kakuma Refugee Camp HIV/AIDS Education Programmes and the Programmes in Regular Schools in the Surrounding Host Community in North-Western Kenya, Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies, (JETERAPS) 5(2) pp 199-209.ISSN 2141-6990.
  • Ochieng, Rubai Mandela & Chege N. Fatuma (2014), Religious Pluralism, Conflict and HIV/AIDS Education in Refugee-Affected Regions of North-Western Kenya, Journal of Education and Practice Vol. 5 No.21, pp11-22. ISSN 2222-1735(Paper), 2222-288X (Online).
  • Ochieng, Rubai Mandela (2014). ‘Teacher Capacity and Preparedness in HIV/AIDS Education in Multicultural Refugee Schools of North-Western Kenya (2014). Msingi Journal Vol. 1. Issue 1. Pp524-559. ISSN 2310-3493.

Other Publications

University Level Books

  • Mandela, Rubai & Mwangi, Paul Musyoki (2023). Teaching Practice Demystified: A Handbook for Student Teachers. Eldoret: Utafiti Foundation.
  • Mandela, Rubai (2021). Before Two Become One: Navigating Pre-Marital Relationships in Africa. Eldoret. Posterity Publishers Limited.
  • Mandela, Rubai & Likoye, Francis (2022). Researching with Marginalized Communities in Kenya: Issues, Experiences and Reflections. Posterity Publishers Ltd.
  • Muniandy, B.; Awabil, G.; Mandela, R.; Afutu-Kotey, R.; Kumar, J. and Muyaka, J. (2021). Handbook of Research on Distance Education in Ghana. Vol. 1.
  • Mandela, Rubai (2021). Before Two Become One: Navigating Pre-Marital Relationships in Africa. Eldoret. Posterity Publishers Limited.
  • Mandela, Rubai & Muyaka, Jafred (2020). The Nexus of Culture and Christianity: Complexity of Masculinity in Africa. Eldoret: Utafiti Foundation.

Refereed Learning Modules

  • EFN 817: Motivation and Social Achievement (2020). Blended Learning Module. Kenyatta University.
  • EFN 204: Sociology of Education Online Learning Module (2016) – with Dr. Munyua Waiyaki, Prof. Kisilu Kombo and Dr. Francis Kirimi.

Consultancy and Project Reports

  • Sept. 2020 to Date: Researcher in the Bill and Melinda Gates KU Research Hub on Women Economic Empowerment. Preparing for field work.
  • March 2020: “An Investigation of the effects of female genital mutilation/circumcision and child marriage on girls’ transition to secondary school in Kajiado and Narok Counties, Kenya. A Project of the Kenya National Commission for UNESO (KNATCOM). Part of the research team. Developing Policy Briefs and Journal Papers.
  • Charity Limboro, Daniel Wesonga, James Angoye, Peter Wainaina, Jafred Muyaka, Rubai Mandela, Hannington Sitati, Mary Chepkemoi, Ernest Onguko & Conrad Watola (May 2018) Girl Education Challenge GEC-T Baseline Report : Wasichana Wetu Wafaulu.  Consultancy done on behalf of Women Educational Researchers of Kenya for Education Development Trust, AMURT, Concern Worldwide, Pastoralist Girls Initiative and Kesho Kenya.
  • Charity Limboro, Daniel Wesonga, Irene Nyamu, Kweyu Mulaa, Hannington Sitati, Peter Wainaina, Winniejoy Gatwiri, Winfred Kiogora, Mary Mutisya, Teresa Mwoma & Rubai Mandela (April 2016). Girl Education Challenge-GEC Wasichana Wote Wasome (Let All Girls Learn) Project” Midline Evaluation Report. Consultancy done on behalf of Women Educational Researchers of Kenya for CfBT Education Trust, AMURT, GCN and Concern Worldwide.
  • Charity Limboro and Rubai Mandela (Team Leaders {March 2016}). Education, Empowerment and Marginalization: Is the Community the Girls’ Hope? The Girl in the Community Consultancy done on behalf of Women Educational Researchers of Kenya for CfBT Education Trust, AMURT, GCN and Concern Worldwide.
  • Jafred Muyaka, Violet Wawire, Mary Otieno & Rubai Mandela (12/02/2016). Endline Survey on Open Space Literacy (OSL) Project in Nairobi County, Kenya. Consultancy done on behalf of Women Educational Researchers of Kenya for Plan International and SOS Children’s Village.
  • Sheila P. Wamahiu, Rubai Mandela Ochieng, Charity Limboro & Jafred Muyaka (Oct. 2015). Education, Empowerment and Marginalization: Do Schools Empower Girls? Case Studies of Selected Schools in Nairobi and Kilifi in Kenya. Consultancy done on behalf of Women Educational Researchers of Kenya for CfBT Education Trust, AMURT, GCN and Concern Worldwide.
  • Sheila P. Wamahiu, Eunice N. Mvungu, Hedwig Ombunda, Irene Nyamu, Mary Chepkemoi, Naom Ondicho, Rubai Mandela, Winfred K. Kithinji, Winniejoy Gatwiri & Zamzam Chemutai (Sept. 2015). Making a Difference in Our Lives: The Impact of the Wasichana Wote Wasome Project on Beneficiary Girls” Wasichana Wote Wasome Qualitative Study Number 3. Consultancy done on behalf of WERK for CfBT Education Trust, AMURT, GCN and Concern Worldwide.
  • 2013: Most Vulnerable Children Access and Complete Primary Education (MAP Survey), Concern Worldwide, Researcher in the project.
  • 2011: Participation of Women in Leadership at the Ministry of Education in Kenya, UNESCO, Researcher in the project.
  • 2008: ‘Evaluation of the GoK and UNICEF Sponsored Child Friendly Schools Initiative in Selected Districts in Kenya, Researcher in the project. 
  • 2007: ‘Achieving EFA Goals through Quality Basic Education for OVC: A Study of the implementation of HIV/AIDS Education Sector Policy in Kenya.’ Africa Asia Dialogue Project’, Researcher in the project.
  • 2006: ‘Comparative Study in the Process of Adopting EFA in Three African Countries’, Researcher in the project.
  • 2005: ‘Domesticating EFA Goals: Policy and Decision Making Processes among Education Partners in Kenya’. Researcher in the project.                           

Papers Presented to National Committees and Task Forces

  • Mandela, R. (Sept, 2019). ‘Competency Based Curriculum in Kenya: An Opportunity for Gender Learning and Gender Equity’. A paper submitted to the Taskforce on Enhancing Access, Relevance, Transition, Equity and Quality for Effective Curriculum Reforms Implementation. WERK.
  • Mandela, R. with Njurai, E.; Omariba, A.; Muyaka, M. & Asiago, D. (May 2020). The Covid-19 Pandemic and Education of Girls in Poor Households in Kenya: Challenges and Mitigation Strategies. A paper submitted to the Taskforce on Covid-19 National Education Response Team on Re-Opening of Schools in Kenya. WERK.

Scholarly Presentations at Conferences/Workshops/Seminars

  • 7th July 2022, Gender Responsive Researching: Exploring Experiences and Good Practice in Kenya. The 1st Women Economic Empowerment Conference. Kenyatta University.
  • 29th July, 2021, Linking Gender to Research: A key note paper at the workshop on integrating gender and diversity into research, Moi University African Cluster Centre, Sirikwa Hotel, Eldoret.
  • 19th November, 2020, Promoting a Positive Conversation about Men, Manhood and Masculinity. A Paper Presented during International Men’s Day 2020 Celebration at Women Educational Researchers of Kenya (WERK).
  • October, 2020, ‘Competency Based Curriculum in Kenya: An Opportunity for Gender Learning and Gender Equity’. The 3rd International Conference on Future of Education 2020, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Virtual Conference.
  • 4th October 2016, ‘The Sponsor Mentality among University Students in Kenya: Implications for the Spread of HIV’, Paper presented at the HIV and AIDS Programme Inaugural Research Indaba (2016), University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban.
  • 13th May 2016, ‘The Culture of Early Sex and Schooling of Girls in Kilifi County, Kenya’ Paper presented at the School of Education 2nd Academic Seminar, Kenyatta University, Kenya. UKFEIT 2015 Paper.
  • Ochieng, Rubai Mandela (2014) ‘Improving HIV/AIDS Education for Pupils in Refugee –Affected Communities in North-Western Kenya’ Paper prepared for AIDS 2014 International Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  • 30th June to 2nd July 2013, ‘Teacher Capacity and Preparedness in HIV/AIDS Education in Multicultural Refugee Schools of North-Western Kenya’, Paper presented at the 7th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • 19th – 20th August 2012, ‘Effective Teaching Strategies for Biological Scientists’, DRECA Training of Trainers Workshop, Kampala, Uganda – Facilitator.
  • 21st to 28th July 2012, ‘Gender and HIV/AIDS Education in the Multicultural Context of Schools in Kakuma Refugee Camp and its Host Community in Kenya’, Paper presented at the AIDS 2012 International Conference. Washington DC, USA.
  • 28Th July 2011,HIV/AIDS Education in Multicultural Context’, Paper presented at a WERK seminar. Nairobi, Kenya. 
  • 11th – 16th Feb 2006, Participation of AIDS Affected Girls in Primary Education: Experiences from Western Kenya, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • 11th -16th Feb 2006, Refugee Status in Kenya: Exposing Children to HIV Infection? Dhaka, Bangladesh.

QUALITY TEACHING, LEARNING AND MENTORSHIP

 Recent Training in Higher Education

  • 19th May 2022. Trained on New Research Management System (KENRIS) and Science, Technology and Innovation (STI). NACOSTI & Kenyatta University.
  • August 2021 – May 2022. Completed Certified Empowered Educator Course. Commonwealth of Learning and Kenyatta University.
  • May, 2022. Completed a course on ‘Technologist : Extend Africa Module’ by Commonwealth of Learning , Canada and Kenyatta University.
  • May, 2022. Completed a course on ‘Collaborator : Extend Africa Module’ by Commonwealth of Learning, Canada and Kenyatta University.
  • April, 2022. Completed a course on ‘Teacher for Learning : Extend Africa Module’ by Commonwealth of Learning Canada, and Kenyatta University.
  • November 2021. Attended Symposium on Inclusive Lifelong Learning in the Global South. Mt. Kenya University.
  • 7th – 9th October, 2021. Facilitated Teacher Training Workshop on Gender Responsive Pedagogy at Maasai Institute of Technology, Kajiado. Key Trainer for KNATCOM, Ministry of Education.
  • 19th June, 2021. Attended Training Workshop by KUSCCO on ‘Leadership in Times of Crisis : The Covid -19 Pandemic’, Sarova Pan-Afric Hotel, Nairobi.
  • April, 2021. Attended workshop on : ‘ Writing Winning Grant Proposals”: Women Educational Researchers of Kenya.
  • 20th November, 2020. Feel the Fear and Lead Anyway: The Wounded Healer in Times of Pandemic. Leaders Guild Workshop for University Staff Mentors.
  • August, 2020. Teacher Educator Programme: Skills for 21st Century Teaching and Learning. Open University of UK.
  • August, 2020. Tertiary Educator Programme: Take Your Teaching Online. Open University of UK.
  • 27th -31st July, 2020. Literature and Qualitative Data Analysis Using Atlas.ti Software. JAVICOM Statistical Solutions.
  • 13th June 2018. Training of Trainers Course on Online Course Development for ELearning Coordinators. Directorate of ELearning, Kenyatta University.
  • 26th January 2018, Attended Staff Mentors Seminar organized by Kenyatta University Mentoring Programme, Kenyatta University.
  • 27th -31st March 2017, Online Assessment and Support Workshop for Teacher Educators, organized by Commonwealth of Learning and Kenyatta University, Nairobi.
  • 20th – 22nd June 2016, Education for Sustainable Development for County Board Members and Education Managers, organized by NEMA at KEMI, Nairobi.
  • 2nd to 6th November 2016, Online Course Development Workshop for Teacher Educators, organized by Commonwealth of Learning and Kenyatta University, Nairobi.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS

Community Service and Outreach

  • 2022 to Date: BOM Vice Chairperson, Emalindi Girls Secondary School.
  • 2022 to Date: BOM Member, Kenyatta University Primary School.
  • January, 2021 to Date: BOM Vice Chairperson, Kiwanja Secondary School.
  • 2019 to Date : Co-Chairperson, Women Educational Researchers of Kenya
  • 2018 to 2022: BOM member, Friends School Dandora
  • 23rd November 2015 to 2022 : BOM Chair, Eshibinga Secondary school
  • January 2014 to 2022: Co-chair and founder member, Eshibinga Community-Based Development SACCO
  • 2014 to Date: Initiated Dr. Mandela Scholarship and Mentorship Programme for orphaned and vulnerable girls at Eshibinga Secondary School.
  • 2012 to Date: Member of the ‘Education Commission’ for the Nairobi Yearly Meeting of Friends Quakers.

Recognition, Awards and Honors

  • 28th December 2016: Eshibinga Secondary School Special Commendation Award: In recognition of offering scholarship and mentorship to needy girls, mobilizing and rallying the community behind the school, mobilizing resources for school development and award of teachers.
  • 2012: International AIDS Society (IAS) Scholarship - for presentation of research findings at the AIDS 2012 International Conference, Washington DC, USA.
  • 2008-2010: DAAD in-Country PhD Scholarship
  • 2002: Kenyatta University Postgraduate Student of the Year

Guest Speaker in Conferences and other Events.

  • 29th -30th July 2021, Workshop Keynote Speaker on ‘Integration of Gender and Diversity into Research’. By Moi University Cluster Centre.
  • 26th May 2018, Guest Speaker in a Men’s Seminar, Nairobi QCC. Topic: ‘Challenges Facing the 21st Century Man’, Friends Church Ngong Road.
  • 29th April 2018. Spoke at the 31st Annual Nairobi Young Adult Friends Programme (NYAFP) Conference. Topic: ‘Church Relevance in Changing Times” at St. George’s Girls’ Nairobi.
  • 3rd July 2015. Spoke at an Education Day Event at Eshibinga Secondary School, Kakamega County. Topic: ‘the Role of Students, Teachers and Parents in Education”.
  • 23rd August 2014. Spoke at the 28th Annual General Conference of the Nairobi Yearly Meeting (Quakers). Title: “God, Social Media and Technology” at Friends Centre Maringo in Nairobi.
  • 28th 2013. Spoke at the 27th United Society of Friends Women (USFW) Annual Conference on ‘Challenges Facing Women in the Quaker Church Today” at Shanzu Teachers Training College in Mombasa.
  • 22nd August 2013. Invited to the 27th Annual General Conference of the Nairobi Yearly Meeting (Quakers) and spoke on “Understanding God’s Design of Marriage” at Friends Centre Maringo in Nairobi.

Other Contribution

  • June 2021 to Date: SAGE Peer Reviewer for the Global Health Promotion Journal.
  • Sept 2020 to Date: Peer Reviewer for Utafiti Foundation.
  • 2018 to Date: Peer Reviewer for African Educational Research Journal.
  • 2020 to Date: Elsevier Peer Reviewer for the Women’s Studies International Forum Journal.
  • 2014 to Date: Member of the steering committee for the Msingi Journal.