Badi joined the program in 2007 and is sponsored by Keith and Kathleen Kale. Since a young age, Eric has been a focused, dedicated student who has wanted to make his family proud. However, getting to where he is today hasn’t been easy.
Badi was raised by his mother. Badi’s mother was not able to provide many material goods for her family, but she instilled a powerful appreciation of education in her children. Badi knew from a young age that his involvement in the Ngong Road Children’s Foundation, through which he gained access to education, was his vehicle to a transformed life for himself and his family too.
Eric attended G.S.U. Primary School, one of our past focus primary schools, St. Joseph’s High School, and just a few months ago graduated from Kenyatta University.
Throughout his post-secondary career, Eric was a standout employee at Digital Divide Data, a company Friends of Ngong Road has partnered within Nairobi to provide supplemental income and employment experience to some of our students. Eric’s role at Digital Divide Data was to transcribe handwritten articles to an electronic format for clients such as museums and libraries. In return, Digital Divide Data helped pay for some of Eric’s university tuition.
Upon graduation, Eric was promoted again at Digital Divide Data and is now a full-time Project manager, managing a team of people and interacting with clients. He is looking for a new apartment out of the slums. He has made it into the Kenyan middle class.