Peggy Ochola

  • Founder, Promoting Access to Community Education (PACE)

Dedicated to ensuring that Africa's students have access to quality education, Mrs. Ochola founded Promoting Access to Community Education (PACE) in Kenya, which recruits high school graduates to volunteer in public schools as teaching assistants. PACE offers a win-win solution for the volunteers, who receive valuable training and experience, and schools, which benefit from support in such areas as grading, tutoring, and language instruction. Mrs. Ochola is a 2014 YouthActionNet® Laureate Global Fellow and was named one of Kenya’s Top 40 Under 40 Women by Business Daily in 2015. A graduate of Harvard University, she was recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014 by Spark International and received the Clinton Global Initiative University Commitment of the Year Award in 2012. Mrs. Ochola joined IYF’s Board in 2016.