My goal in life is to bring my expertise to bear in support of people who want to access their human rights, and to journey with them as they move from the margins of society to the center where they can influence the decisions that are made about their lives.
Atema is a world-renowned humanitarian activist. Atema has worked around the world for three decades on quality education, leadership, economic empowerment, conflict resolution, negotiation, revolving loans, women's health, gender and security, refugee and migrant issues. She holds a masters degree from Harvard Divinity School and a masters and doctorate from Harvard's School of Education. Atema leads the programming division of Chefs4Kids called Uwezowetu, meaning "Our Collective Strength" in Swahili, the native language of her home country of Kenya.