June 2018

University in Kenya

Our founder, Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya, dreamed of seeing girls from her village go to university for many years. This was one of the main reasons for creating Kakenya’s Dream. And now, almost ten years since Kakenya’s Dream was founded and the Kakenya Center for Excellence (KCE I) welcomed its first students, that dream is being …

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CNN Bridge Story: Kakenya’s Crossing

When Kakenya met 2010 CNN Hero Harmon Parker of Bridging the Gap Africa, the connection was immediate. Passion and goodwill inspired these two heroes to be bridges to a better world. Watch how they came together to build a new bridge in our community!

Agenda 2063

Have you heard about the African Union’s Agenda 2063? Here are five things to know about it, and how they relate to Kakenya’s Dream: #1The African Union Vision 2063 or Agenda 2063 was released in January 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It will serve as the African Union’s socioeconomic transformation framework for the next 50 …

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Day of the African Child

June 16 is International Day of the African Child (IDAC). Celebrated around the world, IDAC honors African children’s dignity and rights, especially access to high-quality education. This year’s theme is “leave no child behind in Africa’s development”. Unfortunately, many African children are still unable to access healthcare, clean water, education, and nutrition. Conflict and violence, …

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KCE II High School Opens

On May 7, 2018 KCE II–the new Kakenya’s Dream campus–welcomed its first students. The 18 talented and driven ninth-grade girls’ families struggled to pay for their education. 10 of the girls were attending day schools, meaning they had to walk long distances to and from school and likely received little food until evening. Many of …

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