Thursday, March 21, 2013

Kakenya Ntaiya Nominated for 2013 CNN Heroes

Kakenya Ntaiya at a previous TED Conference
A Kenyan educator and activist, Kakenya Ntaiya has been nominated as one of the 2013 CNN Heroes. The founder and president of Kakenya Center for Excellence was recognized for her efforts in educating the girl-child.

Established in 2009 in Enoosaen, Trans Mara District, the boarding primary school had 32 students now boasts of 155 students. Girls most of who would otherwise have been married of early, now get an opportunity in academics, leadership and female empowerment, along with cultural preservation and life skills.

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About CNN Heroes

The CNN Heroes campaign honors everyday people whose extraordinary accomplishments are making a difference in their communities and beyond. 10 finalists are chosen from among the nominees, with each of the 10 finalists receives a $50,000 prize at an All-star Tribute held annually and aired live on CNN television. An overall CNN Hero of the Year is chosen from among the 10 finalists, receiving a $250,000 award.

You can nominate other individuals as 2013 CNN Heroes at

Ntaiya, who becomes the second Kenyan to be nominated for the prestigious award after Evans Wadongo is also a National Geographic explorer.

Here is a talk on TED A girl who demanded school

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