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When a Girl Demands School: Educating Girls in Africa

  • 03 Jun 2015
  • 5:30 PM - 7:15 PM
  • Hilton Garden Inn, Denver Downtown, 1400 Welton St. Denver, CO 80202


  • Envoy Corporate Members: 2 Free registrations, Consul Corporate Members: 4 Free registrations, Academic + Non Profit Members: 1 Free registration

Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya

Founder and President of Kakenya Center for Excellence (KCE), TED Talks Speaker and one of CNN's Top 10 Heroes, 2013

6/2/2015: Registration is now closed and walk-ins at door will not be accepted. Thank you for understanding!

Event Details

5:30 pm- 6:00 pm: Networking Reception with Hors D'oeuvres and Cash Bar

6:00 pm - 7:15 pm: Talk and Q+A

Registration closes at noon on Friday, May 29th


HGI has a discounted valet rate of $8 per evening; make sure to let the valet staff know you're attending a WorldDenver event! 

About Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya

Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya is the Founder and President of Kakenya Center for Excellence (KCE).  Kakenya was the first girl to leave the village of Enoosaen, Kenya, to attend university abroad.  She founded KCE  in 2009  as a way to give young girls in her rural Maasai community a chance to pursue their dreams for the future. Currently, the school has 183 girls in grades 4-8 and 55 graduates in high schools throughout the country. In an effort to reach more girls with vital health education, Kakenya began Health and Leadership Trainings in 2011.  This community programming has now reached 1,600 adolescents from 50 neighboring  schools.  Recognizing this transformational change for girls in marginalized and remote regions, Kakenya was recently named a  Top 10 CNN Hero.  Her TEDx talk has reached more than 2 million viewers. Kakenya has been speaking around the world to raise awareness about the interconnected issue of education and FGM/early marriage. Recenlty  Kakenya joined UN Ambassador Ban-Ki-moon at the launching of the global media campaign to fight FGM.

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