Friday, March 15, 2013

Alumna honored as CNN Hero


We knew Kakenya Ntaiya ’04 was a hero. Now CNN agrees.

The broadcasting network has named this alumna one the CNN Heroes of 2013, and she was the headline story on the CNN Heroes page this week.

Ntaiya was the first woman to convince leaders in her home village to allow her to attend college in the United States. After attending here for undergraduate school and proceeding to earn a Ph.D., she returned to her home village in hopes of providing education and brighter futures for girls there.

Last week, we shared Ntaiya’s TED Talk about her journey. Today, we are proud to present another telling of her courageous story. Read her story, “Woman challenges tradition, brings change to her Kenyan village,” and watch her video here: