Education in African Slums and Social Entrepreneurship
Wednesday, October 21
12:30pm — 2:00pm PST
Haas School of Business
It is our great pleasure to invite Betty Nyagoha to Haas. Betty is the President of Gatoto Community Primary School — a school located in Mukuru slums in Nairobi Kenya, with 1000 kids. Betty will share her personal journey as well as her leadership experience in making Gatoto one of the best public schools in the nation.
If you are interested in how education system looks like in Africa slums, or in becoming a social entrepreneur in the future trying to tackle some of the most challenging issues, or just in hearing from one of the leading entrepreneurs from Africa, come and join the session! This session is open to the entire Haas community and will be held on Wednesday October 21st, at 12:30–2:00 in C220.
Betty Nyagoha, is an inspirational entrepreneur and serves as the President of Gatoto Community Primary School, in the heart of the Mukuru slums in Nairobi, Kenya. Despite having virtually no financial support from the government, the school has become one of the top public schools in Kenya under the strong leadership and the support from the community.
Gatoto’s aim is to provide accessible quality education to the underprivileged individuals to realize their full potential. It is home to 1,000 kids from Mukuru slums and from all across Nairobi. Apart from the academic excellence, Gatoto also boasts an excellent extra-curricular program, engaging 500 students in music, sports, arts and drama, winning multiple awards at the national level. It also has a community outreach program supporting 60 families through counselling, financial support and HIV/AIDS treatments.
The format would be a speech by Betty Nyagoha, followed by an interactive Q&A session.
Lunch will be served!