Although Akili Dada has become so much more than a scholarship fund, providing access to high quality secondary education is still at the core of our leadership development model.  We partner with four of the top schools in Kenya to ensure that Akili Dada scholars are afforded the education they deserve, and that they are supported throughout.

We recently asked alumna of Akili Dada’s scholarship program and current intern, Josephine, what education and Akili Dada mean to her.  As you watch, imagine how differently things could have turned out if we had missed the opportunity to bring Josephine into the Akili Dada sisterhood.



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Many dadas are considering attending university in the U.S.  If you have SAT or ACT preparation materials to donate, please contact