My name is Peter Ndiang’ui, a professor at Florida Gulf Coast University located in Fort Myers, Florida. I also serve as the Founding President of Nyeri Diaspora Leadership Academy (NDLA), Inc. In that position, I warmly welcome you on board. We are so honored that you have chosen to visit our website. We’re a nonprofit agency dedicated to delivering transformative life-changing education programmes to our community members.
NDLA was launched in February 2023. It is one of the major projects initiated by the Nyeri County Diaspora Advisory Committee. This committee was put together after I was appointed as the Honorary Ambassador of Nyeri County by Governor Mutahi Kahiga. When the committee was formed, one of the major issues it embarked on was supporting the children who were not able to join the high school after doing extremely well in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE). Within a week, the committee raised about half a million Kenya Shillings to send 20 children to school. The committee then realized that just paying tuition was not enough. There was a need for empowerment to let those children know that just because they come from low-income families, they have been endowed with something greater – their intellect and passion to learn.
Through the support and guidance of our friends from the Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization (ECHO), the families learn of new ways to meet their food requirements and earn income to support themselves. Several people and organizations (local and international) have come to create a powerful transformative curriculum that includes many indoor and outdoor activities.
I am excited to note that one of our advisory board members James Kagambi will be taking the students for a Mt. Kenya mountaineering session. He is the first Kenyan to climb to the summit of the EverestAs you browse through our website, you will get to know about us and our exciting programmes. We hope that you will consider joining and contributing to the “friends of NDLA”.
The proceeds from our donors and partners contribute to the much needed support of our programmes and students. There are many benefits associated with your membership, least of which the chance to serve the wonderful county of Nyeri. We have programmes ranging from head-start education to graduate programmes through our higher education partners.Again welcome and enjoy the rest of our website.