VIDEO:Diaspora Story-MSNBC profiles Kenyan doctor in the US
Dr. Acquillahs Muteti grew up going to school without a desk or shoes. Today he’s an educator. He joins MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell to share his story and explain why he donated to the K.I.N.D. Fund.
Mr Muteti has been teaching math and Advanced Placement Statistics at Ganesha High School in Pomona, California, since 2000. Mr. Muteti received his BA from the University of Nairobi in Kenya and his Masters Degree and teaching credential from National University.
Muteti grew up an only child in a poor, distant village in Kenya. His family had little food to eat and, as a youth, he had no shoes and very few changes of clothes. His mother had no education, yet she stressed the value and importance of education to her son. She made sure he attended school every day, even though he had to walk or run five miles to school each way. Often going hungry herself, his mother made certain he had enough food for his unch every day. Muteti learned early that the only way to change his and his family’s life would be by getting a good education.