Meet the Fellows: Josephine Kulea

Kenya, Civic Leadership, University of Delaware

Josephine Kulea is a child rights activist with over eight years of experience. Currently, she is the founder and Executive Director of Samburu Girls Foundation, where she focuses on rescuing young girls from harmful cultural practices performed in pastoralist communities in Northern Kenya.

Her work has earned her numerous awards, including UN Person of the Year in 2013. Josephine is a registered nurse with the Nursing Council of Kenya. Upon the completion of the Washington Fellowship, she hopes to use her new experience and network to further her efforts to end child exploitation and abuse.

Photo credit: Josephine Kulea

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