Emmanuel joined the program in 2009 and immediately joined one of our focus schools, Jagiet Academy. He performed really well in his Kenya Certificate of Primary Examination (KCPE) and joined Dagoretti High School. He loved mathematics, business, and computer studies, and he developed an interest in actuarial science.
Emmanuel later joined Kenyatta University in September 2019 and was admitted to the Bachelor of Actuarial Science program. After a year, he paused his actuarial science studies and pursued an interest in data science. Both of these courses primarily involve analyzing data and making statistical predictions but Emmanuel wanted a course that would have more opportunities for him and data science offers that.
He enrolled at Moringa School in August 2021 to pursue data science and the course took 6 months to complete. Upon completion of his course, he joined the TechMates program in August of 2022 as a developer intern. The internship took three months and he later transitioned into a TechMates contractor. While interning under the TechMates program, he secured a freelance contract with Lido Nation and is participating in a developer mentorship program.
Additionally, Emmanuel is also an entrepreneur. He started his own furniture workshop in March 2020 and it has been doing really well. He makes all types of furniture and has created a good reputation for making quality furniture. This business venture has made it possible for him to support himself and his siblings. He aspires to take a course in business information technology and broaden his skills. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.
Lavender joined the program on April 7, 2008, and was enrolled in Nelson Mandela School. She was attending a local primary school prior to joining the program and was constantly falling behind in her classwork due to being sent home on occasion for failure to pay school fees. Her grades improved significantly after joining the program and enrolling at Nelson Mandela, She scored 342 out of 500 on her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) when she finished Grade 8.
For high school, she attended Mirithu Girls Secondary School in Kiambu County. After high school, she went to Meru Polytechnic to pursue a diploma in Tourism and Management, a three-year course. She finished her coursework in April 2022 and officially graduated in December of the same year. Lavender is currently working as a salesperson for Unilever Kenya in Nairobi, where she is paid on a commission basis. She enjoys her current job and hopes to advance in her career.
Lavender has always been a hardworking and outgoing girl. Her profession complements her personality. She is easy to get along with and has matured into a charming and content young lady. Lavender is always cheerful and upbeat, and she is self-sufficient and capable of making her own decisions.
She is extremely grateful to her sponsor, Ann, who has supported her throughout her academic journey. Lavender is grateful to Friends of Ngong Road and to Ngong Road Children’s Foundation for providing her with the opportunity for sponsorship because it allowed her to transform her life.
Afline joined the program in 2009 when she was in grade 2. She lives with both parents and her brother, who is also in the program and in his senior year of high school. Afline attended Le Pic School, a local primary school in the Kabiria area, where they lived, prior to joining the program.
She was enrolled at Jagiet Academy after successfully joining the program. She attended this school until 2015 when she took her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE). She later enrolled at Mirithu Secondary School, a boarding school for girls in Limuru, Kiambu County. She was a member of the school’s netball team and the music festival group in high school. She was given the opportunity to attend the Kenya Institute of Professional Studies (KIPS) technical college after finishing secondary school.
She enrolled in a supply chain management certificate program at the Nairobi town campus. This course is designed to teach students how to manage the supply chain’s activities effectively and efficiently, as well as the role it plays in an organization’s strategic development. Afline finished the program in November 2022.
She is currently furthering her education and working toward a diploma in the same field. She hopes to finish the course and work for the government. She is grateful to NRCF and her sponsor for allowing her to complete her education to this level.