Steve Peifer
Director of College Guidance, Rift Valley Academy, Kijabe, Kenya

Steve Peifer serves as Director of College Guidance for Rift Valley Academy in Kijabe, Kenya. He is co-author of "A Dream So Big: Our Unlikely Journey to End the Tears of Hunger." He established a rural food program in 2002 that provides lunches for 20,000 Kenyan schoolchildren a day. He has also built the first solar-powered computer-training center in Kenya, and is now developing 20 computer classroom labs for rural schools. For his work on behalf of Kenyan children, he was awarded the CNN Heroes Award for Championing Children in 2007, the 2007 Yale Counseling Award and the 2010 NACAC Excellence in Education Award. Steve and Nancy have four children.