Our story began with the powerful story of one brave young girl Linet Momposhi Nenkoitol. In 2015, President Obama visited Kenya and held a town hall meeting at Kenyatta University. One of the speakers who caught his attention was Linet, 16 at the time and a form two student of our Alma Mater; Pangani Girls High School. She spoke about her journey to education and her rescue from early marriage and female genital mutilation.

Seeing Linet with the most powerful man in the world; a sister, in the navy blue, white and sky blue uniform, sharing the story of thousands of girls in need of an education triggered a movement among the Pangani Alumni. The alumni ran the 100 bob campaign. For a donation of just 100 shillings from each alumnus we could ensure girls at the school stayed in school and completed their education. The relatively successful campaign brought the realisation that more could be done. It was time to rally the troops. In September 2015, the volunteer led Pangani Alumni Association was registered.

Linet Momposhi Nenkoitol


Linet Momposhi Nenkoitol, 16, a Form Two student at Pangani Girls’ High School in Nairobi spoke to the US president’s heart. He was so captivated that when the microphone was about to be passed to the next speaker, the President said, “Let her have the mic. Her story is quite inspiring.”

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Credits: Image of Linet Momposhi Nenkoitol and Barrack Obama from the Washington post