​​​​​Assembly and Reception​ for Kakenya

April 2013

On April 11, 2013, Willow Creek hosted Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya. She shared the inspiring story of her lifelong dream to help educate the girls of Enoosaen, her rural village in Kenya.

The assembly will be from 2:15 to 3:00 pm, and there will be a reception in the library starting at 3:30 pm. If you would like a flyer about this event, click ​here.​

Kakenya has been named one of CNN's Everyday Heroes for 2013. You can read more of her story at CNN's website.

At the reception Thursday afternoon, beaded Maasai jewelry and other items made by Kenyan women and girls will be for sale. These items were made under the auspices of Seeds to Sew International, which is sponsoring Kakenya's visit. For more information about this nonprofit that helps improve the lives of women and girls in disadvantaged communities, please visit here.

Our connection to Kakenya started with Seeds to Sew, which was founded by Jan Ito and her daughter Ellyn. (Jan was a Willow Creek teacher for many years.) Lisa Heaton, our GT teacher, spent a week last summer offering teacher workshops in Kakenya's village for the instructors at Kakenya's school and teachers in the surrounding areas. For more information, see Lisa's story here.​

The Denver Post has published a wonderful stor​​y about Kakenya's visit to Centennial. To read it, please go here.​