Dickson Masindano taught at Menengai High School for three years and was deputy school principal at Umoja High School for two years before joining the street children feeding program, Rescue Children Center, where he served as a social worker and skills trainer from 1987 to 1999.
In 2001, Dickson received a Master of Education degree in counseling and human development from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. After graduation, Dickson returned to Kenya, his home country, to become the program director at the Baptist Children’s Center in Kenya, which primarily cares for orphaned children with HIV/AIDS.
Dickson introduced a pioneering foster/kinship care program in Nairobi that has been replicated across the country. He was a member of the Children’s Council that was instrumental in developing the Children’s Rights Bill of 2003 in Kenya for ten years. His policy development helped pass the law in Kenyan parliament, which was endorsed by the United Nations. Recently he introduced a unique foster to adopt program for Kenyan to Kenyan as an alternative care program for children who need family permanency
Dickson Masindano is the director of Buckner Kenya, a division of Buckner International.