Wycliffe joined the program. Through the support network, her mother learned about the Friends of Ngong Road. She applied almost immediately and was overjoyed to learn that her son, was accepted.
Wycliffe has always had a charming, outgoing personality and stuck close to the staff at Ngong Road Children’s Foundation and his sponsor, Tom Gleason. Among Friends of Ngong Road and Ngong Road Children’s Foundation. He found positive mentors to help him build resiliency and he learned how to recognize and build on his strengths.
Graduating high school, he faced a challenge in the business course that exceeded his expectations . With the trusted advice of caring adults around him, Wycliffe changed his path and took a barista course. Today He is an intern at Connect Coffee and earns a comfortable income of at least three times the normal slum wage. This puts him on the first rung on his way up the ladder into the Kenyan middle class. Wycliffe talks excitedly about becoming a manager and working his way into more responsibility at Connect Coffee.
Students who graduate from our program and add some post-secondary training are highly employable. With the academic and leadership training they have received at Friends of Ngong Road and Ngong Road Children’s Foundation, they are able to escape the slums and move into the middle class.
Way to go Wycliffe!