My name is Hillary. I have distinct recollections of my time residing with my parents and siblings. During my childhood, my mother’s schedule was quite occupied with tending to my younger siblings. As a result, one day when she was away from home, I took the opportunity to venture around the neighborhood.
I encountered a group of friends playing at a school compound, and I decided to join them. Later, I learned that Ngong Road Children’s Foundation was holding their Saturday program at that time in this location.
I persisted in returning until I was fortunate enough to secure an interview. I passed the interview and joined the program. Since then, I have achieved a lot academically and in other areas. I’ve earned awards for academics and led camps between 2017 and 2019, showcasing both scholastic excellence and leadership skills.
I did well in my Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE), and I joined a provincial-level boys’ high school. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I completed high school a year later than I was supposed to.
I joined Moi University to pursue a course in Social Work. Driven by sincere passion, I’ve chosen this course to optimize conditions for others’ success, reflecting my genuine commitment.
Before joining Moi University, I was trained as a Youth Peer Provider (YPP) by the program, and I have since been facilitating Sexual Reproductive Health talks amongst my peers and younger students in the program. As the chairperson of the YPP group, I find fulfillment in actively promoting awareness, particularly among teenagers.
Currently on an internship at Ngong Road Children’s Foundation under the Secondary Department. I feel fulfilled because I am not only putting into practice what I am learning in school, but I am also giving back to the NRCF community. I aspire to complete my degree and hopefully take a master’s, as I also want to become a lecturer.
The NRCF program has had a profoundly positive impact on my life by providing me with quality education, for which I am truly grateful.