A Remarkable Journey from Kibera to Wesleyan

Lauren RubensteinFebruary 5, 20131min
Odede '12 now works to provide education, health care, sanitation in the Kenyan slum where he grew up

Kenya’s Daily Nation newspaper featured the remarkable journey of Kennedy Odede ’12, who grew up poor in the Kibera slum and attended Wesleyan. Together with his wife, Jessica Posner ’09, Odede founded Shining Hope for Communities, an organization that runs a tuition-free school for girls, and provides health care, nutrition and sanitation for Kibera residents.