Samuel Ikua Gachagua
Sammy Ikua Gachagua was born in rural Kenya in 1992. After losing his family at a young age, he struggled to survive until he was placed in Tumaini Children's Home in Nyeri, Kenya. In 2009 he received a full-ride scholarship to Maine Central Institute, granting him a rare US visa and the chance to begin his sophomore year of high school under the guardianship of Claire Diaz-Ortiz. He is now serving in the developing world as a fellow for Global Citizen Year. He is an up-and-coming motivational speaker at such conferences as Blissdom. Find him on Twitter @sammyikua.