My name is George, and my life took a turn for the better when I became a part of the Ngong Road Children’s Foundation. I grew up in a loving home, but my parents struggled to make ends meet. But even though life was tough, I never gave up on my dreams. While attending one of the NRCF’s elementary focus schools, I found a supportive environment that encouraged my academic and sports pursuits. My love for football and rugby became a cornerstone of my character, teaching me teamwork, discipline, and perseverance.
As I progressed in my education, my passion for electrical engineering emerged. I was determined to turn my dreams into reality, and I enrolled at the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) to pursue my passion. I had the dedication and eagerness to learn, and I therefore put myself out there to do extra learning even on my own.
The introduction of the apprenticeship program by Ngong Road Children’s Foundation to support on-the-job training was a huge game changer, and it impacted me positively. Recognizing my determination and commitment, the program provided me with opportunities to gain real-life experience in electrical engineering. By nurturing my passion for electrical engineering, the program made it possible for me to access hands-on training from those in the same field.
Today, I am on the path to achieving my dream of owning my own engineering firm. The apprenticeship program not only sharpened my technical skills but also instilled in me the values of integrity and hard work. I am grateful to Ngong Road Children’s Foundation for guiding me through the apprenticeship program and to my sponsor for ensuring that I get a quality education through financial assistance.