On Monday, March 27 students from Ms. Doyle's World History class and Mr. Williams' Human Geography class had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya to discuss the importance of girls' education and women's rights. Dr. Ntaiya is in Pittsburgh this week to be recognized by the University of Pittsburgh and the Global Studies Center as a woman who is changing the world in positive ways and her exemplary work and advocacy to support women and girls in Kenya and around the world. She is the founder of both Kakenya’s Dream, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to educating girls and ending harmful traditional practices, and the Kakenya Center for Excellence (KCE), an all-girls’ boarding school located in Kenya. Dr. N’taiya bears witness to the OC philosophy that we are all called to use our gifts and talents to make a difference. Oakland Catholic was honored to have her as a guest at the school.
Dr. Ntaiya's work has been recognized by various organizations, including the Gates Foundation, Newsweek (2011 “150 Women Who Shake the World”) and CNN (2013 CNN Hero).