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Damaris Kariuki

Lecturer, Kenyatta University

Bold Question: What if teenage mothers had the skills to be entrepreneurial and employable?

Pathway to Metis: Dr. Kariuki is a passionate teacher and teacher educator who is fully committed and dedicated to quality education for all learners.  Kariuki is a faculty member at the Department of Educational Management, Policy and Curriculum Studies, School of Education and Lifelong Learning, Kenyatta University. Her interest is in teacher professional development, teacher education, and school leadership. She is a researcher in the Women Economic Empowerment hub at Kenyatta University and has been actively involved in research projects on transferable skills, apprenticeship, internship, mentorship, and their link to women's employability.

She has been an active player in the Kenyan education space for over twenty years as a classroom teacher, deputy principal at the secondary school level, and currently a teacher trainer. Kariuki is an active member of the Mothers’ Union and finds fulfillment in serving the less fortunate in society.

Dr. Kariuki holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree (Ph.D.) in Educational Management from Kenyatta University; a Master of Educational Management from Kenyatta University; a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from Kenyatta University; a Diploma in Education Management from Kenya Education Management Institute (KEMI) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Secretarial Studies from Kenyatta University.

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