Pascal Masila Mailu is a Sociologist with thirteen years' experience in development work in Kenya. Before joining G.R.A.C.E in 2009, Pascal worked for the Kenyan chapter of the African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN), leaving as a Program Coordinator (1999 – 2003). After that he served as a Program Manager in CARE International in Kenya (2004 – 2009).
In the course of his career, Pascal designed and managed the successful implementation of numerous regional and national programs focusing mostly on Orphans and Vulnerable Children, Economic Empowerment, Child Protection, promoting the rights of the Urban Poor and HIV Prevention, He has broad experience in the design and management of programs related to HIV and AIDS; Human Rights; Economic Empowerment and Early Childhood Development (ECD). Pascal was a member of the team that pioneered the development of the 5 by 5 model of Early Childhood Development (ECD), which has now been adopted by numerous international organizations in promoting ECD programming. He was also in the team that pioneered the introduction of structured Internal Savings and Lending Associations in Kenya as an alternative pro-poor economic empowerment model.
Since joining G.R.A.C.E in 2009, Pascal has worked very closely with the founder and former Chief Executive Officer Natasha Martin in successfully implementing a USAID funded program aimed at improving the welfare of Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) and their households and HIV Prevention in Kenya's Nyanza, Eastern and Central provinces. As a result, the program significantly exceeded its targets, and realized highly positive outcomes. He has also been instrumental in the mobilization of funds from the Open Society Institute and Co2balance for promoting human rights in Kibera and expanding environmental protection in the Mount Kenya region respectively.