May 02, 2023
Emily Bakhitah Akoth Otieno

Emily Bakhitah Akoth Otieno is a Rotarian with the Rotary Club of Kisumu Winam, in Kenya. She is the founder of an NGO called Rise to Shine Education Foundation, which seeks to empower and enable young, bright needy students from the western region of Kenya.

Emily is motivated by a strong desire to provide a positive social impact and to give back to society. She does this through offering scholarships to children, knowing firsthand the importance of education in a child’s life. Emily’s goal is to pursue a Masters degree in Development Studies in September 2023 at SOAS University. She also works with Red Rubber Ball Foundation, a UK based organization that works with youth in Kenya.