Director of Friends of Africa
Born and raised in Kenya, Akinyi Adoyo is a mother, sister and daughter who believes deeply in the African philosophy of Ubuntu.
She co-founded and directs Friends of Africa, a non profit organization that focuses on culture, passion and connection. Under Friends of Africa is FOA’s flagship program AfroKidVenture that mainly focuses on our Third Culture Kids here in Houston.
She passionately believes that we can rewrite our stories, heal and thrive through deliberate and structured collaborative efforts.
Akinyi has been awarded the Humanitarian Award by the Kenyan Community at the Mashujaa Award Ceremony, the congressional award presented by Sheila Jackson Lee and most recently American Caribbean Chamber of Commerce ‘You make the Difference’ award presented by Mayor Yolanda Ford.
Akinyi holds a Computer Science Degree from University of Houston – Downtown.