Emmanuel, sponsored for 12 years, joined the program in 2010 and received support from Susan and Dave Plimpton for primary, secondary, and post-secondary education.
During primary school, he developed a passion for technology through the NRCF Computer Lab, attending computer classes led to pursuing a tech career path. In high school, Emmanuel was a good student who was very active in class participation. He was responsible and had leadership skills as he was the class monitor. After high school, Emmanuel underwent intensive computer training for three months which he received a certificate from the Computer Society of Kenya and Belmont College. He later joined Jomo Kenyatta University to pursue a degree in Business Information Technology. He graduated in 2022.
In 2021, NRCF launched a new tech internship program, TechMates, designed to offer on-the-job training to graduates interested in tech careers. Emmanuel was among the pioneer interns of this program and underwent an eight months training program from September 2021 to May 2022. During this internship, he was able to gain employment with Lido Nation as a software developer.
NRCF launched an Entrepreneurship Program in May 2022 to train alumni in business start-up, management, and sustainability. Emmanuel, a pioneer, focused on website development and management. Emmanuel applied for a Tech Entrepreneurship Training scholarship at Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology in Ghana. This is a 1-year training program focused on tech entrepreneurship. He qualified for this program and has been invited to join the cohort in September 2022.
Emmanuel has demonstrated superb leadership and resilience throughout his education journey. Emmanuel’s personal strengths are as impressive as his intellectual accomplishments. We celebrate all the milestones that he has achieved so far. The sky’s the limit for Emmanuel.