Wangari Muta Maathai, born in 1940, was a Kenyan professor and womens 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.