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Kakenya’s Dream is a registered Trust whose mission is to invest in girls from rural communities to become agents of change through transformational education, health and leadership initiatives that accelerate development in Africa
Kakenya’s Dream is an international nonprofit organization leveraging education and knowledge to change the life trajectory of marginalized girls in remote and underserved areas of Africa. Guided by President and Founder Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya’s personal experience and vision, our mission is to empower girls to become positive leaders in their communities through education. Our unique, girl-centered approach involves the entire community, addresses harmful practices and poverty, and ensures our girls receive the resources and support they need to thrive as change-makers in the world.
Our goal is to see every girl in Africa achieve her full potential through education, free from female genital mutilation and child marriage. Through our three programs, we deliver life-altering education, support and services to girls, their families and communities. In 2016 alone, we reached more than 4,000 youth in our Health and Leadership trainings, provided comprehensive education to more than 200 girls in grades 4-8 at the Kakenya Center for Excellence and supported more than 100 of our boarding school alumnae with scholarships and mentorship in high school.
We believe in impacting one girl at a time, one community at a time, until all girls in Africa have the opportunities they need to learn and thrive. Our work begins in rural Kenya, where just 15.6% of all women have completed primary school and approximately 80% of women undergo FGM and child marriage (Kenya 2014 Health Demographic Survey Full Report).