Emmanuel joined our program in 2010 at 11 years old, sponsored by Susan and David Plimpton. He graduated from Kenyatta University in 2022 with a Diploma in Business Information Technology. He has interned with Friends of Ngong Road as a TechMate and currently serves as an IT consultant.
After graduation, Emmanuel won a year-long scholarship to an entrepreneurship program for young African leaders based in Ghana. He came to the US after being invited as one of 60 from over 6000 applicants world-wide to attend the United Global Sustainability Leadership Program on Hurricane Island in Maine.
The leadership program was a week-long stay, giving Emmanuel the opportunity to meet with over 33 sustainability leaders from across the world. Meeting the other leaders was a highlight of the trip for him, as he made new connections with a multicultural population. He was glad to meet other leaders with diverse skills and have the opportunity to learn from them. A goal of his is to be a sustainability leader with a specialty in technology.
This trip included flights from Nairobi to Boston, transfers to Hurricane Island, accommodations, and all meals. This was Emmanuel’s first lengthy flight, and he flew for 26 hours. He loved it!
After the Hurricane Island program , he went to Boston and visited Harvard University, which he says was also one of the best moments of his trip.
Emmanuel then had the chance to meet and work with the Friends of Ngong Road staff in the US. He met his sponsors with whom he shared many light moments. He also had the privilege of being invited to other sponsors’ offices and homes to share his transformational journey in our program. He was able to share his success story and highlight the great job that the Ngong Road Children’s Foundation and Friends of Ngong Road are doing.
Thanks to the guidance of Andy Walz, Lumin Fire, and Lido Nation, this journey transformed his perspective on life.