Kapsabet High School, National School
J.K.U.A.T. - BSC. IN MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
How did you get involved with the scholarship program?
There is this one time at school, we were to be sent home for school fees. I knew that back at home we had no money, so I went to the principal’s office through the deputy principal who instructed me to write a letter to the chief principal. I wrote the letter and a few weeks later the Mbegu Trust came to tour the school. They interviewed me and that is how I got the scholarship.
Do you have a favorite memory while in the program?
Yes, I have got very many memories. The mentorship part is the first one. We see a lot of mentors and their impact is a long-term one. They make me feel very inspired. Taekwondo teaches us a lot of discipline, respect, focus and confidence. Also, playing other games like Monopoly, which is my favourite, playing Dominos, draft and chess.
What was the most rewarding aspect about the program?
Clearing my school fee arrears. It loosened the burden on my mother’s shoulders, having to pay for five family members. The scholarship has helped her, and it has really improved her medication because she is suffering from high blood pressure. Right now, everything is fine and I would like to thank the scholarship part of this program.
Do you have a set of goals for the future?
Yes. I would like to pursue a career in software engineering. My hope is to study abroad for they have the best learning facilities for what I want to pursue in future.
Do you have a message you would like to pass along to your sponsors?
I want to express my gratitude to them for helping me build my confidence and my character. Through their guidance, I have gained a deeper appreciation for the value of respecting others.