Wangari Muta Mary Jo Maathai (1 April 1940 – 25 September 2011)

Grace School Friends,

Thank you for your kind words. We are deeply pained and saddened by her departure even if it was not unexpected. When I visited your school, I had an eerie feeling that we were in the final days weeks of her life. But we all thought we would have her a little longer. The planet has lost its most fervent advocate. The world has lost an extraordinary human being. Kenya has lost an irreplaceable jewel. You and I have lost a colleague, mentor, role model, heroine, friend, relative …..

May the Lord rest her soul in eternal Peace.

Karanja Njoroge


Here at GCS, we mourn the loss of Wangari Maathai. After spending a year studying and admiring her work from a far, and then having the overwhelmingly lucky opportunity to visit her program in Kenya, we are so sad to see her go. Of course, our wish is that her work is even more highly recognized and honored in the coming years. The learn more about her, please see the the GBM website;
“Wangari Maathai was the founder of the Green Belt Movement, an environmentalist, a civil society and women’s rights activist, and a former parliamentarian.”

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