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Her vision is to build a school on values. The school has no rules, no prefects. The girls are invited and encouraged to internalize certain values, both through understanding them (theory) and applying them to their every day.
Mrs. Priscilla Were heads Butere School in the western part of Kenya where she is pioneering a unique model of raising aspirations and attainment levels in students from under privileged communities. In her first job as a volunteer untrained teacher after her A levels, she was tasked with starting a school that is still thriving. By the time she finished as a principal, she had transformed the school she was at to bring it the top ten of the school rankings. Her current school has moved from a grade point average in the 2+ range to an average of 7.4 in this year’s school mocks.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx