Our History

Pre-founding(March 2012- September 2012)

On behalf of PACE Team, Peggy Mativo receives a Commitment of the Year Award at Clinton Global Initiative University at the George Washington 9c8e47_36040d7e0fd144099460b4ea1fc5a3a6University

Founding (September 2012- December 2012)

PACE founding team meets for the first time in Nairobi to discuss the vision, mission and goals of the organization in September.

Team begins recruiting volunteers through visits to Loreto Kiambu, Loreto Limuru, Buruburu Girls, Aquinas High School, Starehe Boys, Lenana School and Pangani Girls. 63 applications received in the first cycle.

2013: The year of Firsts

January 2013: PACE trains our first class of 24 volunteers with the assistance of TAC tutors from Teacher Advisory Centers in Nairobi.

The 24 volunteers are sent to four schools: North Highridge Primary (Parklands),  Edelvale (Jacaranda/Kayole region), Farasi Lane Primary (Lower Kabete) and Moonlight Primary (Kibera). Our 1st class started Hockey Clubs, Drama Clubs and Reading Clubs…Click here to learn more.

April 2013: First class of volunteers completes 1721 hours of service.

PACE wins a Promising Project award at the Dell Social Innovation Challenge.

May 2013:PACE trains second class of teaching assistants and achieves 2929 hours of service in our schools.

Led by Carole Theuri, PACE holds first ever Amayzing Race Fundraiser in support of youth volunteer work in Kenya.

PACE reading club programs piloted in order to promote literacy and civic awareness among our students. Reading club programs run both in English and Kiswahili in partnership with Nation Media Group’s Newspapers in Education Program.

July 2013: PACE is legally incorporated as a NGO in Kenya. 

August 2013: 1st PACE graduation held in Nairobi.

September 2013: PACE is featured at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York as a leading example of young people innovatively making a difference in the global arena.

October 2013: Clinton Foundation publishes International Day of the Girl Child Feature on PACE volunteer impact.

December 2013: PACE third class completes service, achieving a total sum of 5325 hours

2014: The Year of the Dream

January- March 2014: PACE fourth class brings our team to 110 teaching assistants  and brings total hours to 13880 hours of service in schools.

PACE wins first place at Harvard Graduate School of Education Bridge Pitch competition.

July 2014: PACE featured as finalists during the inaugural Transform Kenya Awards