As one of the pioneer students of our program, Collins’ case has always been a special one to us. When we first met him six years ago, he was a young boy in primary school, unsure of how he would be able to continue his education after taking the KCPE. We stepped in to make sure that Collins’ school career would continue, and over the years, we have watched him grow into a responsible young man. He has always remained focused on his studies and determined to reach his goals. We couldn’t have been prouder when he graduated from high school at the end of last year and was invited to the Technical University of Kenya to earn a diploma in construction management. Collins’ hard work is paying off, and we’re so excited for what the future holds!
Now that his first month as a freshman has passed, we caught up with Collins to see how university life was treating him. Here’s what he had to say:
“I am so excited that my dream of going to university has finally come true. I really love my course because most of my subjects are very practical and hands-on. Being in university is awesome, but I have had to learn a lot about self-discipline. There are no bells or anyone to tell you where you are supposed to be and when you need to be there. Freedom is good, but without self-discipline it can be dangerous and even destructive. I make sure to plan out my week to allow myself enough time to eat and sleep, study, attend class, and make sure that my other responsibilities are done.
During my free time, I love playing basketball and watching movies. In addition, I have a soft spot for music and dancing. I have been able to make many new friends, which has made the transition to university much easier for me.
With the help of Moja Tu I have been able to transform my life through education. I am fully able to dream and set big goals because I know I have a good support team. Moja Tu has been a wonderful family to me for the past six years. The organization has nurtured me and helped me develop into a well-rounded individual, ready to give back to my society.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the organization and most especially my sponsors, the Dawson family for keeping my dream of a university education alive. I do not have enough words to express my heart-felt gratitude for all they have done for me. Thank you Moja Tu.”