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Kakenya Ntaiya ’04 featured in new TED Talk, book by Melinda Gates

Kakenya Ntaiya '04

Kakenya Ntaiya ’04, founder of the nonprofit Kakenya’s Dream and the Kakenya Center for Excellence, is featured in a new TED Talk. Her work is also mentioned in Melinda Gates’ new book, The Moment of Lift, which is forthcoming in April.   Ntaiya’s TED Talk was released on Monday, April 15, and is available here.... READ MORE >>

Living the dream: Randolph student interns with international nonprofit, Kakenya’s Dream

Rebecca Lesnak '19

This fall, Rebecca Lesnak ’19 became the first Randolph student to intern for Kakenya’s Dream. Founded by Kakenya Ntaiya ’04, the nonprofit organization works to empower girls in Kenya through education. For her internship, Lesnak is working remotely from campus to advance the mission of the organization, using her skills as a global studies and history... READ MORE >>

Empowered by education

Kakenya Ntaiya '04

Kakenya Ntaiya ’04 was engaged at 5 years old and expected to marry when she turned 12. Like other girls from her village in Enoosaen, Kenya, she was taught from an early age that her role in life was to be a mother. As was tradition in Maasai culture, the men in her village made... READ MORE >>

Achievement awards honor work of three outstanding alumnae

From left are 2015 Alumnae Achievement Award winners Carol Shepard Gutknecht '67, Kakenya Ntaiya '04, and Edna Aguirre Rehbein '77.

A nationally recognized opera singer and music educator, a higher education administrator, and an internationally recognized human rights advocate were the recipients of Randolph College’s 2015 Alumnae Achievement Awards this weekend. Since 1981, the award has been given annually to alumnae who personify the value of a liberal arts education and have brought distinction to... READ MORE >>