Inspire Spaces is disrupting the cycles of scarcity by empowering young people to reach their dreams and give back to their communities.
Fred Ndavi grew up in a small village in Kenya, where a complete education was available to only the highest-performing students with the financial means to afford it. As one of the privileged few, Fred completed high school and went on to attend college at Dallas Baptist University in the United States.
Throughout his education, Fred was keenly aware of how very blessed he had been. He knew he was no more deserving than any of the others who hadn’t been as lucky, so he decided he must use his advantaged position to help others who – like him – yearned to discover the possibilities of their potential.
Inspire Spaces was born out of the idea that education is about much more than knowledge passed from teacher to student. In order to learn, children need to feel safe and uplifted in their school spaces. With this in mind, Fred returned to Kenya with groups of volunteer friends to begin transforming basic school houses into beautiful, functional, inspiring spaces.
“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”
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A gap in the opportunity
Fred and his colleagues quickly realized that better buildings alone could not cancel out the glaring lack of resources preventing so many young people from continuing their education. Students facing such poverty, violence, food insecurity, and disability simply did not have the means to rise above their circumstances.
Inspire Spaces went all in on fundraising and mobilized to change that.
Flavia considers herself a voice in the wilderness requesting people to measure their success based on the successors they have.
As a student leader through her entire education background, Joan has always had a heart for leadership.
Program Intern (Inspire Spaces alumni)
Caro has always had a passion for community development which is mostly inspired by her growing up in a humble background.
Mary is intrigued by the art of storytelling. She believes that stories are the easiest way to connect with the essence of the human soul.
Fred is inspired by the words of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin; “The future is in the hands of those who can give tomorrow’s generations valid reasons to live and hope”.
US Board of Trustees
Senior Consultant, Financial Force
Director, Profirm Consulting Group
Director of Research & Evaluation, The Rees-jones Foundation
Dr. David Wachira
Public Sector Specialist, World Bank
Region Representative, HOPE International
Nurse Practitioner, Dallas
CPA at Njirucpa