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Jackline was among the first five children sponsored in our program in 2006. She graduated from high school in 2012, Jackline has an effervescent, optimistic personality and she had hope for a brighter future.
During her eighteen months of post-secondary education, Jackline didnt live at home. Instead, her sponsor paid for her to stay in a dormitory at the school she was attending. In November 2014 she earned a diploma in Front Office Management and shortly thereafter began working as a receptionist intern for Ngong Road Children’s Foundation and Karibu Loo.
We have many visitors to our offices including some ex-pats who work as volunteers. A volunteer named Chris Adams was pleased by Jackline’s abilities and asked the director of NRCF if he may interview her for a position at Nairobi’s privately held veterinary supply company Bimeda in May 2015. Bimeda is based in Ireland which distributes products throughout Kenya.They had an opening for a Customer Care Representative. Chris coached Jackline on interview skills and she went through the interview process. Today Jackline has full-time employment at Bimeda as a Customer Care Representative.
With this job, Jackie has moved into Kenya’s middle class. She exclaimed excitement about joining the international business world. She is looking forward to becoming a more and more valuable employee to Bimeda. “Ngong Road Children’s Foundation and sponsor invested in Jackie’s education, provided support, and prepared her for opportunities, transforming her life.