Meet Lenox, an aspiring game developer. Lenox is one of our focus schools. Before joining the program, he had no clear picture of what he wanted to become once he grew up. After getting a sponsor, he started attending our programs, one of which was Computer Training. Lenox fell in love with computers, and he has barely missed a class since then.
In early 2022, when the new students’ resource center (Elimu Hub) was constructed and the computer lab was pimped with new powerful computers, Lenox was one of the proudest beneficiaries of the structure, and he’s among the students that utilize the facility a lot.
Lenox has committed to all that gets taught to him during the computer classes, and his best sessions are usually the programming ones where he gets to apply his critical and creative thinking skills. His programming skills are impressive, especially when it comes to scratch programming. Early in January 2023, he was among the five students that participated in a hackathon for scratch programming (Scratchathon) competition, and he was voted one of the best students during the competition, having led a team in developing a game using the scratch program and presenting it to the audience on behalf of the team. He also got interviewed, where he discussed his love for programming and his aspirations to become a web developer when he grows up.