Joy and George from Kenya Visiting U.S. in late October
We are delighted to welcome two Ngong Road Children’s Foundation case workers, Joy and George to the U.S. in late October.
- Joy serves as head of the Post-Secondary and Alumni Department. Her team helps recent high school graduates find a post-secondary program that matches their academic performance and interests; when they have finished their studies her team helps them find jobs. The program now has 83 students in post-secondary programs and 33 alumni.
- George is a caseworker with our primary-aged students and our first visitor who is a graduate of the program. George joined the program in 2007, finished high school in 2013 and then completed a 2-year diploma in Community Development. When he graduated, Ngong Road Children’s Foundation had a caseworker opening and George got the job.
Employment Results. We have had 30 students complete post-secondary programs, and 28 of the 30, or 93%, secured a job or internship following graduation. Many more will graduate in the coming months. We hope that with the support of our alumni caseworker, local board, and new life skills program that they will get jobs soon. We already have some wonderful stories: