My name is James, and I was raised in Nairobi, Kenya. I was raised in a loving family with my parents, two sisters, and four brothers.
The Ngong Road Children’s Foundation’s assistance has been an asset to my family and me. I enrolled at one of their focused primary schools, where I completed my primary education. This was a significant milestone for me, as it marked the completion of my foundational education and provided me with a solid educational background. After graduating from primary school, I was able to continue my education at a boys high school in Nairobi. My high school years were filled with new experiences and interactions with people from diverse backgrounds. This exposure broadened my perspective and enriched my understanding of the world around me.
I graduated from high school with an above-average grade point average. I am currently waiting to begin my university studies.
At the moment, I am actively learning computer packages at the NRCF computer lab. This priceless opportunity has allowed me to learn critical computer skills that I feel will help me in many facets of my life. In addition, I got the great chance to enroll in the DirectEd bootcamp’s introductory program. This program of study required a test, and I am pleased that I received a Distinction. As a consequence, I was accepted into the main bootcamp and awarded an access scholarship. The scholarship gave me a laptop, which has been really useful in my learning journey during the bootcamp. Furthermore, I was given a Wi-Fi gadget that provides continuous internet connection, allowing me to completely immerse myself in the program’s online materials and assignments even while I am at home.
My ultimate goal is to join Kenyatta University to take a degree course in Information Technology. With a deep passion for technology, I aspire to work for leading tech companies such as Google or Microsoft as a software developer. I firmly believe that technology has the power to transform our culture, and I am determined to leverage it to bring positive change, especially considering the challenging circumstances of my upbringing in a financially disadvantaged family.
I am incredibly grateful for the opportunities and life-changing moments that the NRCF sponsorship has provided me. It has been a turning point in my life, and I am thankful for the doors it has opened and the transformative experiences it has offered me.