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Grace Ochieng' '12
Grace Ochieng' '12 was one of five college students involved in Clinton Global Initiative University who were invited to participate in the full-scale Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) 2011 meeting, held in New York City September 20 through 22.

Her invitation from former President Bill Clinton states, "CGI is a community of international leaders committed to identifying groundbreaking solutions that reduce poverty, improve the environment and increase access to health care and education around the world. Throughout the year, CGI helps companies, nonprofits and government agencies build partnerships that match cutting edge ideas with the resources needed to create real change. The Annual Meeting is the culmination of this year-round effort. Since 2005, CGI's Annual Meetings have convened nearly 150 current and former heads of state, 15 Nobel Peace Prize winners and hundreds of top CEOs. We gather to inspire action on critical global issues and help our members forge partnerships that impact people all over the world. To date, CGI members have launched nearly 2,000 projects, improving the lives of 300 million people in more than 170 countries."

Earlier this year, Ochieng' was a delegate to the United Nation's annual Commission on the Status of Women. In 2009, she was awarded a Projects for Peace grant, which led to her founding an organization called "Pads for the People."

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