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Pioneer Maasai girls join universities

Pioneer Maasai girls join universities

For years our organisation’s inspiration, Dr Kakenya Ntaiya, dreamed of seeing girls from her village join universities. This was one of the main reasons she started a boarding school for girls in her village.
And now, almost ten years since the Kakenya Center for Excellence (KCE) welcomed its first students, that

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Sharon and Magdalene prepare for university life in Sydney

Sharon and Magdalene prepare for university life in Sydney

This week two young Maasai women, Sharon and Magdelene, who have been awarded scholarships to study at universities in Sydney, have experienced a series of firsts as they become familiar with their new community.
Sharon, who is soon to begin her degree in medical science at the University of Technology

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Maasai girls arrive in Sydney to start their university studies

Maasai girls arrive in Sydney to start their university studies

Magdalene and Sharon have travelled over 12,000km from their Maasai community in Kenya to Sydney to begin university scholarships at the University of Sydney and the University of Technology Sydney, respectively.
During their first two weeks in Sydney, Magdalene and Sharon have been getting acquainted with the city that will

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A gift from Australia – Mentoring Program launches

A gift from Australia – Mentoring Program launches

The Women for Change Global Mentoring program brings together the wisdom of experienced, senior business leaders and the graduating class of the Kakenya Center of Excellence. The goals of the mentoring program are to support, encourage and empower students as they navigate their way from school to university. The program

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Annie’s gift – how she’s making a difference

Annie’s gift – how she’s making a difference

Latest news: 5 July 2018.
For her 40th birthday, Annie Bain invited her friends to help her celebrate by donating to Women for Change instead of buying her gifts. Annie and her friends and family are making a difference. They successfully raised over $1000 to support Women for Change. 
It all started

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Vivian’s gap year

Vivian’s gap year

Latest news: 29 June 2018
Vivian Naimutie Salah is one of the 24 Maasai women who graduated high school in 2017. She attended Dr Kakenya Ntaiya’s groundbreaking school for girls, Kakenya’s Centre of Excellence. Women for Change is supporting Vivian and the others in her graduating class to tertiary studies

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Linet and Sharon’s Sydney visit: a taste of things to come

Linet and Sharon’s Sydney visit: a taste of things to come

A smile of delight illuminates Linet’s face. She puts her hands under her chin and raises both her eyebrows theatrically for a couple of seconds, then lowers the volume of her voice in wonder and says, “Australia was amazing! It is such a beautiful and quite privileged country and I

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Vivid Sydney event Waves II supports Women for Change

Vivid Sydney event Waves II supports Women for Change

On Thursday, 31 May, as part of Vivid Sydney, Waves II (an all-female celebration of music and art) supported Women for Change and the Kakenya Center for Excellence scholarship program.
The Dream Team, one of our Standing On Our Shoulders teams led the fundraising activity which included a portion of ticket

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Standing on our Shoulders is launched

Standing on our Shoulders is launched

Women for Change are delighted to have launched our inaugural Standing On Our Shoulders program.
Four teams of business women from different organisations have joined forces to work together to raise money to support tertiary scholarships for young Maasai women. The team leaders will be guiding and supporting the fundraising

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Meet our Sydney scholars, Sharon and Linet

Meet our Sydney scholars, Sharon and Linet

Our Sydney scholars Sharon and Linet will begin their studies at UTS and WSU in June.
These stories below were written by Sharon Tiyo and Linet Momposhi, two of the three young women supported by Women for Change with university scholarships in Sydney.
Sharon’s Story – Sydney scholar
My name

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