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[press_new press_name=”She Power: Akili Dada” press_location=”LINDA KROEGER” press_source=”WTV” press_date=”4TH NOVEMBER 2016″ press_image=”3327″ event_link=”http://wtvkenya.co.ke/she-power-akili-dada/” text=”The AD director was interviewed on WTV empowerment of the girl and different women issues and how Akili Dada comes in to assist in bringing solutions.”]
[press_new press_name=”Lifestyle – Girls rule the world” press_location=” BY: Kobi Kihara” press_source=”NTV” press_date=”11th October 2016″ press_image=”3327″ event_link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HVOcRr9-8M” text=”Kobi Kihara speaks to Joyce Ngumba (Director-Innovation in Leadership Program, Akili Dada) and Sharon Ng’ang’a as the world marks the International Day of the Girl Child.”]
[press_new press_name=”Jubilee Party – Getrude Chemutai” press_location=”BY: Sila Too” press_source=” Citizen Tv” press_date=”14th October 2016″ press_image=”3327″ event_link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HVOcRr9-8M” text=”Political aspirant Getrude gives her speech on how she registered her company as a young lady and she is stepping up.”]
[press_new press_name=”How to help educate girls around the world” press_location=” BY: Jacqueline Gulledge” press_source=”CNN” press_date=”6th October 2016″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”http://edition.cnn.com/2016/09/28/world/iyw-girl-up-michelle-obama-girls-education-how-to-help/” text=”CNN records that Some 62 million girls around the world are not in school, according to the U.S. Agency for International Development.”]
[press_new press_name=”Clean water champion” press_location=” BY: Joan Thatiah” press_source=” Saturday Nation” press_date=”20th August 2016″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”http://www.nation.co.ke/lifestyle/saturday/Beth-Koigi-Clean-water-champion/1216-3351154-icbkhi/” text=”Beth Koigi, 25, is the founder of Aqua Clean Initiative, a project that distributes water filters to low-income families.She was featured on the saturday nation.”]
[press_new press_name=”Artistes used to endear Jubilee Party to the youth” press_location=” BY: Brian Moseti” press_source=” Daily Nation” press_date=”12th September 2016″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”http://www.nation.co.ke/news/politics/Jubilee-uses-artistes-to-appeal-to-youth-/1064-3377548-w4fx14/” text=”President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto join in a jig with artist Jaguar during the launch of Jubilee Party on September 10, 2016 at Safaricom Stadium Kasarani. Apart from the politicians who addressed the gathering, most of the other speakers were young people.”]
[press_new press_name=”The Osasu Show: African Women Leaders Symposium” press_location=” BY: Osasu Igibenedon” press_source=” The Osasu Show” press_date=”2nd September 2016″ press_image=”3327″ event_link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhlmRB6lrGQ” text=”At the African Women Leaders Symposium the Akili Dada Director is featured in the Osasu show addressing different women issues and what Akili Dada is helping young women rise.”]
[press_new press_name=”My job is to make disadvantaged girls tech-savvy” press_location=” BY: Joan Thatiah” press_source=” Saturday Nation” press_date=”6th August 2016″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”http://www.nation.co.ke/lifestyle/saturday/Nairobits-Trust-disadvantaged-girls-tech-savvy/1216-3333286-116pdhbz/index.html” text=”Miriam Wambui, 26, is the project co-ordinator of Nairobits Trust which equips youth from underprivileged backgrounds with ICT skills was featured by Saturday nation.”]
[press_new press_name=”Giving disabled people a voice” press_location=” BY: Joan Thatiah” press_source=” Saturday Nation” press_date=”13th August 2016″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”http://www.nation.co.ke/lifestyle/saturday/Giving-disabled-people-a-voice/1216-3342802-ggrxlsz/” text=”As featured in the saturday nation, Mercy Mugure is the executive producer of Ability Africa Magazine which gives a voice to people living with disability, at Nation Centre on August 10, 2016.”]
[press_new press_name=”Many successful people are products of mentorship” press_location=” BY: Thomas Rajula” press_source=”Daily Nation” press_date=”5th August 2016″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”http://www.nation.co.ke/lifestyle/saturday/Yvonne-Akoth-peace-building-champion/1216-3321870-fac0edz/index.html?utm_content=buffer2eb8d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer” text=”Those we admire are products of mentorship. They have been shaped by the experiences of mentors who took their time to counsel them.”]
[press_new press_name=”Introducing alternative fuel sources” press_location=” BY: Joan Thatiah” press_source=”Daily Nation” press_date=”9th July 2016″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”http://www.nation.co.ke/lifestyle/saturday/Yvonne-Akoth-peace-building-champion/1216-3321870-fac0edz/index.html?utm_content=buffer2eb8d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer” text=”As featured in the daily nation,Shirley Koriana displays briquettes at her home in Ongata Rongai. She is the founder of Sironka Briquette Enterprise.”]
[press_new press_name=”The peace building champion” press_location=” BY: Joan Thatiah” press_source=” Saturday Nation” press_date=”30th July 2016″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”http://www.nation.co.ke/lifestyle/saturday/Yvonne-Akoth-peace-building-champion/1216-3321870-fac0edz/index.html?utm_content=buffer2eb8d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer” text=”Yvonne Akoth is the founder of Impart Change, a peace-building NGO. She is also an Akili Dada Fellow. She shares her story with Joan Thatiah.”]
[press_new press_name=”Reclaiming the dignity of Maasai girls” press_location=” BY: Lilian Kaivilu” press_source=”People’s Daily” press_date=”4th July 2016″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”http://www.mediamaxnetwork.co.ke/features/232784/reclaiming-the-dignity-of-maasai-girls/” text=”Her only luck was that her father rejected a number of offers from men who wanted to marry her even before she was 18. Thirty-two year-old Grace Turanta, the founder of Serian Foundation and a 2015 Akili Dada Fellow is now speaking for those girls who are not as fortunate. She was featured on the People’s daily.”]
[press_new press_name=”Mazingira Safi: Making Nairobi clean again” press_location=” BY: Joan Thatiah” press_source=”Daily Nation” press_date=”2nd July 2016″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”http://www.nation.co.ke/lifestyle/saturday/Mazingira-Safi-Making-Nairobi-clean-again/-/1216/3276440/-/13hrauhz/-/index.html” text=”Purity Wanjohi featured in the Daily Nation is the founder Mazingira Safi Initiative, a community-based organisation that cleans up the city through volunteers.”]
[press_new press_name=”My purpose is to give widows an economic lifeline” press_location=” BY: Joan Thatiah” press_source=”Daily Nation” press_date=”25th June 2016″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=” http://mobile.nation.co.ke/lifestyle/Bella-Achieng-Owino-giving-widows-a-lifeline/-/1950774/3266032/-/rmf86fz/-/index.html” text=”Bella Achieng Owino is the founder of We Can Nyanza Women in Ramba, Homabay County, which changes the economic fortunes of widows for the better.”]
[press_new press_name=”Healing through theatre and dance” press_location=” BY: Joan Thatiah” press_source=”Daily Nation” press_date=”18th June 2016″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=” http://mobile.nation.co.ke/lifestyle/Healing-through-theatre-and-dance/-/1950774/3255306/-/format/xhtml/-/14t2hp2z/-/index.html” text=”Leonidah Nanjala is the founder of Tema Creations in Mombasa. She offers art therapy to vulnerable children as featured in the Daily Nation.
She is currently working with 30 children.”]
[press_new press_name=”Four students selected to be 2016 Melton Fellows at Ashesi” press_location=”” press_source=”Ashesi stories ” press_date=”15th June 2016″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”http://www.ashesi.edu.gh/stories-and-events/2237-four-students-selected-to-be-2016-melton-fellows-at-ashesi.html” text=”Alumnae class of 2015, four Ashesi students have been selected as Ashesi’s Melton Fellows for 2016.”]
[press_new press_name=”Giving women a second chance at secondary school” press_location=”” press_source=”Joan Thatiah” press_date=”10th June 2016″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”http://www.nation.co.ke/lifestyle/saturday/Giving-women-a-second-chance-at-secondary-school/-/1216/3243944/-/5j4nr3z/-/index.html” text=”2016 Fellow, Susan Achieng was featured on the Daily Nation founding Inua Kike, a foundation that gives grown-up women a second chance at secondary school education”]
[press_new press_name=”From chalk to catwalk” press_location=”” press_source=”Joan Thatiah” press_date=”10th June 2016″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”http://www.nation.co.ke/lifestyle/saturday/Hyral-Matete-Angels-of-Sunset-modelling-agency/-/1216/3243950/-/pkshwy/-/index.html” text=”As featured on the Daily Nation, Hyral Matete is the founder of Angels of Sunset, a modelling agency for children, in Kisumu.”]
[press_new press_name=”SHE POWER: YOUNG WOMEN IN BUSINESS” press_location=”Linda Kroeger” press_source=”WTV Kenya” press_date=”7th June 2016″ press_image=”3327″ event_link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4e9zyES0orU” text=”In this episode, Linda Kroeger hosts Munira Twahir, the Director and Founder of Inetco Limited. She shares on how she started her social enterprise based on the stigma associated with menstruation and the difficulty of accessing sanitary towels in an emergency situation.”]
[press_new press_name=”Art of Peace” press_location=”Lilian Kaivilu” press_source=”People Daily” press_date=”6th June 2016″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”http://www.mediamaxnetwork.co.ke/features/225698/art-for-peace/” text=”Impart Change, a local non-profit organisation is using art as a tool to champion sustainable peace and prevent violence among the youth.
Featured in the People’s daily,Yvonne Akoth, is the founder and director of Impart Change and a Post 2015 Ambassador of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).”]
[press_new press_name=”Creating the next generation of booklovers” press_location=”Joan Thatiah” press_source=”Daily Nation” press_date=”3rd June 2016″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”http://www.nation.co.ke/lifestyle/saturday/Creating-the-next-generation-of-booklovers/-/1216/3231144/-/giledg/-/index.html” text=”As featured on the Daily Nation,
Catherine Miano is the founder Pitch a Dream, an organisation that nurtures a reading culture among pupils from less-privileged backgrounds.
“]
[press_new press_name=”I want to free women to live their lives” press_location=”Joan Thatiah” press_source=”Daily Nation” press_date=”28th May 2016″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”http://www.nation.co.ke/lifestyle/saturday/I-want-to-free-women-to-live-their-lives/-/1216/3222152/-/d8nnb2z/-/index.html?utm_content=buffer319a9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer” text=”2016 Fellow,Munira Twahir was featured on the Daily Nation is the CEO of Inteco Kenta Ltd, a company that installs sanitary pad dispensers.
“]
[press_new press_name=”How success is directly tied to inner peace” press_location=”Marie Muli” press_source=”Standard Media” press_date=”29th May 2016″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/evewoman/article/2000203400/how-success-is-directly-tied-to-inner-peace” text=”2013 fellow, Maria Omare was featured in the standard media for having founded an organization known as the Action Foundation to help children with disability in Kibera slums.”]
[press_new press_name=”Akili Dada grooming next-gen women leaders ” press_location=”” press_source=”UP Magazine” press_date=”26th April 2016″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”http://www.upnairobi.com/2016/04/26/akili-dada-grooming-next-gen-women-leaders/” text=”Akili Dada was featured in the UP Magazine,well represented by the AD Director,Purity Kagwiria as an Organization that is grooming the next generation women leaders.”]
[press_new press_name=”Akili Dada grooming next-gen women leaders ” press_location=”” press_source=”UP Magazine” press_date=”31st March 2016″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”http://www.joomag.com/magazine/mag/0647612001457697856?page=30″ text=”Akili Dada was featured in the UP Magazine,well represented by the AD Director,Purity Kagwiria as an Organization that is grooming the next generation women leaders.”]
[press_new press_name=”Purity is in the corner of the girl-child” press_location=”Jackson Biko” press_source=”Business Daily” press_date=”24th December 2015″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”http://www.businessdailyafrica.com/Purity-is-in-the-corner-of-the-girl-child/-/1248928/3008478/-/11crsbi/-/index.html” text=”Purity Kagwiria is featured in the business daily as the Executive Director of Akili Dada – an incubator nurturing a generation of young African women – has been doing phenomenal work and is set to celebrate its 10th anniversary next year.”]
[press_new press_name=”Helping Women’s Products Fly Off the Shelf in Uganda” press_location=”Rania Habiby Anderson” press_source=”The Way Women Work Blog” press_date=” 27th October 2015″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=” http://thewaywomenwork.com/2015/10/helping-womens-products-fly-off-the-shelf-in-uganda/” text=”Women are told how they can be able to promote their products and how Akili Dada has come in to help achieve it.
“]
[press_new press_name=”People living with disability deserve a chance, not pity” press_location=”Lillian Kaivilu” press_source=”People’s Daily” press_date=”22 June 2015″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”http://www.mediamaxnetwork.co.ke/people-daily/150834/people-living-with-disability-deserve-a-chance-not-pity/” text=”Mercy Mugure shares her story
She was left with a fused knee after suffering from Osteomyelitis when she was nine. But she never allowed this to kill her vision and went on to co-found Ability Society of Kenya.
“]
[press_new press_name=”Cynthia Muhonja” press_location=”” press_source=”Global Fund for Women Campaign ” press_date=”” press_image=”3321″ event_link=”https://www.globalfundforwomen.org/cynthia-muhonja-2/#.WKF9p9J97IU” text=”#DETERMINED 
to help girls get the education they deserve.
“]
[press_new press_name=”All the Way from Nairobi: International Guest Speaker Purity Kagwiria” press_location=”” press_source=” Northern California Grantmakers” press_date=”2nd November 2014″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”https://ncg.org/news/all-way-nairobi-international-guest-speaker-purity-kagwiria” text=”Purity Kagwiria was hosted as an International guest speaker at Northern California Grantmakers.
“]
[press_new press_name=”Interview with Purity Kagwiria,Executive Director of Akili Dada” press_location=”” press_source=”African Peace Journal” press_date=”16th February 2014″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”http://www.africanpeacejournal.com/purity/” text=”Interview with Purity Kagwiria,Executive Director of Akili Dada
“]
[press_new press_name=”A nest for bright girls” press_location=”Tricia Wanjala” press_source=”Saturday Nation” press_date=” 14th September 2013″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”http://www.nation.co.ke/life+style/lifestyle/AKILI+DADA++nest+for+bright+girls+SCHOLARSHIPS/-/1214/1991470/-/34wofl/-/index.html” text=”Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, Executive Director of Akili Dada was featured,she shares her personal life experience that led to the birth of Akili Dada
“]
[press_new press_name=”Accomplished Professional African Women” press_location=”” press_source=”Mkurugenzi” press_date=”7th June 2013″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”” text=”Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, Executive Director of Akili Dada was featured,she shares her personal life experience that led to the birth of Akili Dada
“]
[press_new press_name=”How-To Be An Imperfect Woman of Change” press_location=”Jonathan Lewis’ blog” press_source=”” press_date=”26th May 2013″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jonathan-lewis/how-to-be-an-imperfect-wo_b_3340801.html” text=”Dr. Interview with Dr Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, Executive Director of Akili Dada.”]
[press_new press_name=”Celebrating Women’s Achievements and Struggles” press_location=”Margaretta wa Gacheru” press_source=”Business Daily” press_date=”10th March 2013″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”http://www.businessdailyafrica.com/Corporate-News/Celebrating-women-achievements-and-struggles/-/539550/1716464/-/mse1w8z/-/index.html” text=”Alliance Francaise of Nairobi has been celebrating International Women’s Day every year since 2008 with a Festival ‘CulturElles’ featuring everything from visual art, photography and poetry to film, song and dance by and for women.”]
[press_new press_name=”Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg on BBC World Service” press_location=”” press_source=”BBC World Service” press_date=”9th March 2013″ press_image=”3324″ event_link=”http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01568lm” text=”The Balance, Women in the workforce.”]
[press_new press_name=”African Women Need to Step up into Leadership” press_location=”Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg” press_source=”Royal African Society blog” press_date=”8th March 2013″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”http://www.royalafricansociety.org/analysis/african-women-need-step-leadership” text=”To mark International Women’s Day 2013, contributions from a number of influential women from a variety of professional backgrounds, of both African and Non-African descent and all engaged with the progress of women on the continent around the world was invited.”]
[press_new press_name=”Meet Some of Kenya’s Female Achievers” press_location=”Njoki Chege, Allan Olingo, Shirley Genga” press_source=”Standard Digital News” press_date=”30th December 2012″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/lifestyle/article/2000073921/meet-some-of-kenya-s-female-achievers” text=”Dr Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, Executive Director of Akili Dada was listed as one the Kenya’s female achievers. “]
[press_new press_name=”Most Influential Africans” press_location=”” press_source=”New African magazine” press_date=”26th November 2012″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”” text=”Dr Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, Executive Director of Akili Dada was listed as one the most influential Africans’”]
[press_new press_name=”Champion of Democracy” press_location=”” press_source=”Whitman College News” press_date=”14th November 2012″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”” text=”The Ford Foundation Names Whitman Alumna a “Champion of Democracy”]
[press_new press_name=”A Champion of Change” press_location=”Laura Weber” press_source=”Minnesota Alumni Association magazine” press_date=”1st September 2012″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=” http://minnesota.imodules.com/s/resources/templates/login/index.aspx?sid=1118&gid=1&sitebuilder=1&pgid=3876&cid=6263&ecid=6263&crid=0&calpgid=3837&calcid=6212″ text=”A profile of Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg in the University of Minnesota Alumni Association magazine, Fall 2012 issue.”]
[press_new press_name=”Grant Recipients Changing the World” press_location=”Kate Parker” press_source=”Google.org.” press_date=”3rd August 2012″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”http://blog.google.org/2012/08/2011-grant-recipients-changing-world.html” text=”Grant Recipients Changing the World”]
[press_new press_name=”Empowering Girls and Women Through Education” press_location=”Laura Weber” press_source=”African Scholar magazine” press_date=”31st August 2012″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=” https://issuu.com/theafricanscholarmagazine/docs/african_scholar_magazine_jul-sep_2012″ text=”Empowering Girls and Women Through Education”]
[press_new press_name=”Receive with One Hand, Give with the Other” press_location=”Belinda Otas” press_source=”BBC’s Focus on Africa.” press_date=”August 2012″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”” text=””]
[press_new press_name=”Meet Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg: Activist for Africa” press_location=”American Association of University Women” press_source=”” press_date=”25th July 2012″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”http://blog-aauw.org/” text=”An interview with the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the United States’ leading voice promoting education and equity for women and girls.”]
[press_new press_name=”Women and Leadership: Let’s Continue the Conversation” press_location=”Cecilia Attias” press_source=”The Huffington Post” press_date=”21st June 2012″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cecilia-attias/women-and-leadership-lets_b_1613983.html” text=”Women must be actively involved in peace and reconciliation negotiations and in the development of their countries.”]
[press_new press_name=”Introducing the FPwomerati,” press_location=”” press_source=”Foreign Policy magazine” press_date=”20th June 2012″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”” text=”world’s top 100 women tweeters”]
[press_new press_name=” Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg” press_location=”Sophia Zogopoulos” press_source=”HerCampus.com” press_date=”8th May 2012″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=” http://www.hercampus.com/school/usfca/dr-wanjiru-kamau-rutenberg” text=”Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg interview with HerCampus.com as one of the inspirational women leaders in the world.”]
[press_new press_name=”USF Professor Honored at White House” press_location=”” press_source=”” press_date=”3rd April 2012″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”” text=””]
[press_new press_name=”Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg: Education & Empowerment” press_location=”” press_source=”” press_date=”7th March 2012″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”http://www.seeafricadifferently.com/news/wanjiru-kamau-ruternberg-education-empowerment” text=”An online article in See Africa Differently.”]
[press_new press_name=”White House Recognizes USF Professor’s Work in Africa” press_location=”” press_source=”” press_date=”1st March 2012″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”” text=””]
[press_new press_name=”USF Champion of Change at the White House” press_location=”” press_source=”USF Newsroom” press_date=”14th February 2012″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”” text=””]
[press_new press_name=” Kenya Native Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg Honored at the White House” press_location=”” press_source=”Mwakilishi” press_date=”1st February 2012″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”http://www.mwakilishi.com/content/articles/2012/01/30/kenya-native-dr-wanjiru-kamau-rutenberg-honored-at-the-white-house.html” text=”Kenya Native Dr Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg Honored at the White House”]
[press_new press_name=”Kenyans honored by White House” press_location=”Chris Wamalwa” press_source=”The Standard” press_date=”31st January 2012″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=” https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/business/article/2000051164/kenyans-honored-by-white-house” text=”Two Kenyan scholars based in the US are among fourteen Africans with roots in the Horn Africa that were honored by the White House for charitable work in their communities back at home.Dr. Wanjiru Kamau Rutenberg, Founder and Executive Director of Akili Dada was one of them.”]
[press_new press_name=”Obama fetes Kenyan champions of change” press_location=”Ashley Lime” press_source=”Daily Nation” press_date=”31st January 2012″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”http://www.nation.co.ke/News/Obama+fetes+Kenyan+champions+of+change+/-/1056/1317586/-/gsfppfz/-/index.html” text=”Dr Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg was recognised for her work in mentoring and inspiring young people to be courageous enough to dream of a better future.”]
[press_new press_name=”White house to Honor a Kenyan, Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg as a Champion of Change” press_location=”” press_source=”Vibe Weekly” press_date=”30th January 2012″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”” text=”Dr Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg was recognised for her work in mentoring and inspiring young people to be courageous enough to dream of a better future.”]
[press_new press_name=”Obama to Honour Kenyan” press_location=”” press_source=”NTV Kenya” press_date=”30th January 2012″ press_image=”3323″ event_link=”” text=”Dr Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg was recognised for her work in mentoring and inspiring young people to be courageous enough to dream of a better future.”]
[press_new press_name=”Dr. Wanjiru to receive honor from Obama” press_location=”” press_source=”Kenyan Daily Post” press_date=”30th January 2012″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”” text=””]
[press_new press_name=”Kenya-Based Akili Dada to benefit from Google’s $40 million grant kitty” press_location=”” press_source=”On Aptantech” press_date=”27th December 2011″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”http://aptantech.com/2011/12/kenya-based-akili-dada-selected-to-benefit-from-googles-40-million-grant/” text=”Kenya’s Akili Dada, which supports young female leaders through education, mentoring and leadership training, is among 11 organizations selected to benefit from Google’s $ 40 million grant which covers areas of education, technology for social good and how to end modern day slavery.”]
[press_new press_name=”Can Girls’ Education Change the World?” press_location=”Yo Ann Martinez” press_source=”KQED radio” press_date=”21st November 2011″ press_image=”3324″ event_link=”http://blogs.kqed.org/americangraduate/2012/05/07/radio-broadcast-can-girls-education-change-the-world/” text=”A broadcast on KQED radio featuring Akili Dada’s Executive Director participating in panel discussion at the World Affairs Council of San Francisco”]
[press_new press_name=”Don sharpens brilliant minds” press_location=”Njoki Chege” press_source=”The Standard” press_date=”26th August 2011″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=” http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/?id=2000041660&cid=300&articleID=2000041660″ text=”Thanks to Good Samaritans, Dr Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, 33, is now a professor of Politics at a US university. Through Akili Dada, she is investing in the lives of poor talented girls.”]
[press_new press_name=”Scholar goes to the rescue of needy high school girls” press_location=”Mugambi Mutegi” press_source=”Business Daily” press_date=”4th August 2011″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”http://www.businessdailyafrica.com/Scholar+goes+to+the+rescue+of+needy+high+school+girls/-/539444/1212918/-/12y7nvw/-/” text=”Wanjiru Rutennberg’s frustration with an education system that denies qualified pupils opportunities in secondary schools compelled her to start a scholarship cum leadership incubator for girls.”]
[press_new press_name=”Kenyan Women Nurture Africa’s Future Leaders on TrustLaw” press_location=”” press_source=”Thompson Reuters Foundation” press_date=”3rd June 2011″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”” text=””]
[press_new press_name=”Akili Dada:Empowering Young Kenyan Women ” press_location=”Nicole P.” press_source=”Care2 blog” press_date=”19th April 2011″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”http://www.care2.com/causes/akili-dada-empowering-young-kenyan-women.html” text=”Akili Dada addresses these inequalities and empowers exceptional young Kenyan women by providing them with secondary school scholarships, leadership training, and mentors.”]
[press_new press_name=”Young People Blurring Borders” press_location=”Beatriz Bissio” press_source=”Inter Press Service” press_date=”30th May 2010″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”http://www.ipsnews.net/2010/05/young-people-blurring-borders/” text=”Incorporating young people into the task of fostering understanding between people of various cultural and religious backgrounds is one of the four priority areas of the Alliance of Civilisations.”]
[press_new press_name=”Empower Underprivileged, Says UN Forum” press_location=”euronews” press_source=”euronews” press_date=”May 2010″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”http://www.euronews.com/2010/05/30/empower-young-underprivileged-says-un-forum” text=”Empowering the Underprivileged in Africa”]
[press_new press_name=”Akili Dada mentioned in the Baltimore Sun ” press_location=”” press_source=”Whitman College president George Bridges” press_date=”20th June 2008″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”https://www.whitman.edu/search?q=+Akili+Dada+mentioned+in+the+Baltimore+Sun+” text=”Akili Dada mentioned in the Baltimore Sun in an article by Whitman College president George Bridges”]
[press_new press_name=”Interview on KPFA ” press_location=”Walter Turner” press_source=”KPFA” press_date=”14th Jan 2008″ press_image=”3324″ event_link=”https://kpfa.org/episode/39842/” text=”
Interview on KPFA with Founder and Executive Director Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg on Kenyan post-election crisis and civil society organizing in response
“]
[press_new press_name=”Whitman Alumna Founds Scholarship Program for Kenyan Girls” press_location=”Keith Raether” press_source=”Whitman College website” press_date=”3rd August 2007″ press_image=”3321″ event_link=”https://www.whitman.edu/newsroom/whitman-alumna-founds-scholarship-program-for-kenyan-girls” text=”Whitman Alumna Founds Scholarship Program for Kenyan Girls”]

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