Kenyan Teacher Esther Mureke Receives Award From Royal Family

Written by on December 8, 2021

A German teacher at Nyeri High School, Esther Mureke has been announced as the recipient of the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh International Award.

Esther Mureke-Kuria is a volunteer with the President’s Award – Kenya (PA-K), and she pioneered the Award’s work in Kenyan prisons and become a positive female role model to the boys who take part. And now her inspiring volunteer work is receiving royal recognition.

I have always believed that the young people I teach need a holistic education to thrive and make an impact in their community and this recognition has added a spring to my step. It is also for the management at Nyeri High School, my colleagues and, of course, my Award participants who have broken gender stereotypes to trust me as a woman.

Esther will each receive a letter of commendation from HRH Prince Edward, Chairman of the International Award Foundation – and a special commemorative coin marking the life and legacy of our Founder, HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, produced by the Royal Mint in the UK.

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