Mrs. Priscilla Were heads Butere School in the western part of Kenya where she is pioneering a unique model of raising aspirations and attainment levels in students from under privileged communities. In her first job as a volunteer untrained teacher after her A levels, she was tasked with starting a school that is still thriving. By the time she finished as a principal, she had transformed the school she was at to bring it the top ten of the school rankings. Her current school has moved from a grade point average in the 2+ range to an average of 7.4 in this year’s school mocks. But more importantly for many, is her vision of building a school on values. The school has no rules, no prefects… the girls are invited and encouraged to internalise certain values, both through understanding them (theory) and applying them to their every day.