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International educator presents lecture on Kenyan political landscape

October 5, 2012

The Office of Co-Curricular Programs at Loyola University New Orleans presents “Kenya on the Edge: Population, Politics and Paths to Progress,” a lecture by Ken Okoth, executive director of the Children of Kibera Foundation. The lecture takes place on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

Okoth is an international educator and children’s advocate changing the lives of orphaned and vulnerable youth in the Kibera slums of Nairobi where he was born in 1978.

Okoth will share his first-hand account of the Kenyan political landscape, including proposals to parliament to represent the people of Kibera. He will also outline his personal work over the last five years through his foundation, and will describe what is happening at both the macro and grassroots levels to create lasting change for the people of Kenya.

For more information, contact Heather Roundtree at 504-865-3276 or hrround@loyno.edu.

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