PACEMaker International,  Kenya

Peggy Mativo


Peggy’s passion for education runs deep within her own family, as her own grandmother was a public school teacher. Her grandmother’s love for teaching greatly influenced Peggy’s own experience in education. She had attended a school with small classroom sizes where she received individualized attention and support. Later, Peggy ended up serving as a volunteer for different pre-university programs in rural Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. She realized firsthand that opportunities for quality education were not equal for every community, and thus became more committed to education and supporting all youth. Her own schooling led her to Harvard University where she recently graduated with a dual degree in Chemistry and East Asian Studies. In 2013, Peggy formally founded PACEMaker International. As recently as 2015, her organization was voted most impactful venture of the year by Spark International, which is an accelerator program for startup entrepreneurs. Today, Peggy continues to seek innovative solutions in education through her work with PACEmaker International.