Meet our New Executive Director!

Meet our New Executive Director!

Dear Friends of Dignitas, When I first met with parents, teachers, and leaders in Nairobi ten years ago, I asked, “If you could change one thing in your community, what would it be?” The answer was consistently and overwhelmingly, “Education.” And so we founded...
A Day in the Life of: Lilian Achieng Obora

A Day in the Life of: Lilian Achieng Obora

NAME: Lilian Achieng Obora ROLE: Founder & Head Teacher SCHOOL: Vigil School In honor of World Teacher’s Day this past month, we profile Lilian Achieng Obora! Lilian never planned to be a teacher. She thought she would be a nurse. Her brother paid her school fees...
Dignitas Leadership Institute Graduation

Dignitas Leadership Institute Graduation

Last month, 44 teachers from the 2014 Dignitas Leadership Institute Cohort graduated! They represented 18 schools and 5 communities (Mathare, Kariobangi, Kawangware, Satellite and Kangemi). Over the course of one and a half years, this cohort has honed their skills...
2016 Leadership Development Training

2016 Leadership Development Training

Imagine for a moment that you’re back in the eighth grade. It’s graduation time. Where will you go to high school? The question for most is where, not whether. If you’re a female eighth grader in Kenya, less than half of your class will go on to secondary school....
Dignitas Staff Profiles: Angela Stawa

Dignitas Staff Profiles: Angela Stawa

We have a fantastic team at Dignitas and we would love to introduce you to each member over the coming months. Today, we meet Angela Stawa, our new Finance & Operations assistant, who joined the team in August 2016. Welcome, Angela! What is your role at...