My name is Boaz. My father heard of Ngong Road Children’s Foundation from his friends in the neighborhood. He applied, and I got accepted to the program. I attended one of the program’s focus schools before transferring to General Service Unit (GSU) Primary School. I was determined to achieve the best in my academics and to also hold leadership positions. Due to my good performance and discipline, I was elected a class representative and also a house captain for my dormitory. Additionally, I was also a subject representative for mathematics and Kiswahili in my class, and these two were my favorite subjects.
When I sat for my Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE), I performed above average, which enabled me to secure a spot at a boys High School, a national high school in Kisii County. While in high school, I still held various leadership positions. I was a spiritual leader for Seventh-day Adventists in my school, and I was also a secretary for the school’s debate club. I was working really hard while in school, as I have always been a believer that education is key to opening doors to opportunities and creating paths for higher learning. I sat for my Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) and scored a good grade.
I am the top NRCF high school candidate for the class of 2022! I aspire to join the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and pursue a course in Computer Science. I have developed an interest in coding and computer technology, hence my choice of course. One of my goals after joining the university is to be able to join the TechMates program and enhance my coding skills under the developer’s program.
I am grateful to my sponsor, Cathy, for taking me through my educational journey and to NRCF for the sponsorship opportunity. I have benefited from pieces of training such as computer training and life skills training offered by the organization, and I attribute my success to all of that.