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Leila de Bruyne, Executive Director, US

In 2004, Leila traveled to Kenya to volunteer her time to teach bright, eager and economically-disadvatanged students in Nairobi.  It didn't take long for her to realize that unqualified, short-term volunteer-teachers were part of the problem, not the solution - and that children who rely on a model of “somethings better than nothing” charity often aren’t able to carve a path out of poverty and build their best lives.

Inspired by a growing movement to provide a preferential option for the poor, the Flying Kites team set out raise the level of education and support available to children living in poverty. Contact her at: Leila@flyingkites.org