Staff Spotlight: Dora Okeyo

Over one-fifth of children between the ages of 6 to 11 and over one-third of children between the ages of 12 and 14 in Africa are out of school. We are working to right this wrong through our Community-Driven Education Program. Through this program, community members, school staff, and primary school students participate in the identification, implementation, and sustainability planning of projects to improve primary school attendance and other health and education outcomes.

The success of our work is directly related the talents and dedication of our staff, and Dora Okeyo is a key member of our Kenyan team. Working as a community facilitator in the Suba North Constituency, Dora mobilizes low performing schools and their communities and places resources and decision-making power in the hands of local people. Get to know Dora below:

How long have you been with Global Partners?
I’ve been with Global Partners for almost a year now.

What are three words you would use to describe Global Partners?

Purposeful, Dynamic, and Engaging

What is your favorite thing about Global Partners?

My favorite thing about Global Partners is knowing that what I have to say and most of all how I view my purpose here is valued. The fact that I can check in with anyone in the team on any aspect of work makes this a great learning experience.

What is your talent?

I’m a Writer, so there’s always a story going on in my head at some point.

What is on your bucket list?

Visiting Ghana is at the top of my bucket list- listen, they’ve got the history and remains of the Ashanti kingdom, Shea butter, cocoa butter, and have you seen all that yellow in their Kente fabric?

Do you have a guilty pleasure?

Chocolate fudge cake is my guilty pleasure.


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