Wangari Maathai (1940-2011)

Wangari Muta Maathai, source: www.nobelprize.org
Wangari Muta Maathai, source: www.nobelprize.org

Wangari Muta Maathai, born in 1940, was a Kenyan professor and women's rights and environmental activist who was the first African to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. She founded the "Green Belt Movement", which combats poverty through reforestation and preserves forests in East Africa.

 

We want to encourage our students to work for sustainable development, democracy and peace, like Wangari Maathai did.

 

The school’s official naming ceremony was celebrated on 22 March 2019. Parents of our school collected suggestions for names and decided on "Wangari Maathai International School". We are very proud to represent Wangari Maathai and her legacy.