- 'CNN Heroes: 10 Years On' is celebrating some of CNN's past heroes
- Only 11% of Maasai girls in Kenya finish primary school, according to the government
- Kakenya Ntaiya, who is trying to change the culture and empower girls there, became a CNN Hero in 2013
- Ntaiya studied abroad, then came back to her village to open its first primary school for girls
Kakenya Ntaiya was honored in 2013 as a Top 10 CNN Hero. A year later, her first class of 8th grade graduates entered high school. Ntaiya also launched the Network for Excellence Program, which provides her primary school graduates with mentorship, training and high school scholarships. There are now 95 girls in the program. To date, no girl at Ntaiya's school has undergone female genital mutilation or been forced into early marriage.
Enoosaen, Kenya (CNN)When she was 14 years old, Kakenya Ntaiya entered the cow pen behind her home with an elderly woman carrying a rusty knife.