Kelvin is one of our pioneer students and has been sponsored for six years. He just completed his artisan certificate in electrical engineering at Nkabune Training Institute. He is super excited to be progressing to his next level of education: earning a diploma in electrical engineering. These past 6 years, we have watched Kelvin transform from a young boy to a responsible, hardworking young man. We recently caught up with Kelvin to learn more about his time with Moja Tu:
“My name is Kelvin. I am 23 years old and come from Meru county. I have been a Moja Tu student for the past six years. It has been great being a member of the Moja Tu family. I have been supported a great deal not only in my studies, but also in my personal development.
With Moja Tu’s help, I finished my secondary schooling at Kiriaini Boys High School back in 2016. In 2017, I was accepted at Nkabune Training Institute to pursue an artisan certificate in electrical engineering. I am glad to report that I have finished my certificate courses and am looking forward to earning a diploma now. It has taken a lot of hard work and determination to reach this point. My short-term goal is to gain all the necessary skills needed in this industry so that I can be able to solve a variety of problems that electricity-users face. Looking beyond tomorrow, I see myself as the CEO of a contracting company, working with international companies to create electrical solutions for my region, my country, and beyond.
College life has given me a chance to grow in so many ways. Interacting with people from different ethnicities has been wonderful – embracing diversity is very important! Being a young adult is very interesting and challenging – I have learned to balance taking care of myself focusing on my schooling and my future. I would like to be self-reliant and also give back to my community, as it is never always about receiving.
During my free time, I like hanging out with my friends, discussing about life and ideas on how we can change the world. College life has not been all about books; I have gained many new hobbies as well. I recently learned to swim and like to practice my new skill on the weekends.
One of my favorite sayings is this: ‘the richest man is not the one with the most money, but the one with the most gratitude.’ I want to send my gratitude to the entire Moja Tu family, and especially my sponsors Kathy and Michael, for the impact they have had on my life. Without your help, I would have never made it this far. Truly, with all the gratitude I have for your help, I am a rich man already. May God bless you abundantly.”