My name is Kevin, and I became a part of the Ngong Road Children’s Foundation (NRCF) back in 2017, right when I was in grade 6. My life growing up was centered around my mother and my younger brother. Those early days were filled with dreams and aspirations, and the NRCF program program opened doors I never thought possible. I attended Jagiet Academy, where I received my primary education. Following that, I sat for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams and achieved something I am truly proud of—I emerged as the 3rd top-performing student in the NRCF program that year. It was a testament to hard work and dedication paying off. The year 2019 marked a significant milestone for me as I completed my primary education
In 2020, I transitioned to Upper Hill High School, where I am currently in my final year. Throughout my high school journey, I have found my passion lies in two subjects: mathematics and chemistry. I’ve been fortunate to be a part of both the math and science clubs, which have allowed me to delve deeper into these subjects, nurturing my curiosity and love for learning. As I prepare to sit for my Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams, I have set my sights on achieving a B+ grade. This is my ticket to my dream university, the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), where I aspire to study chemical engineering. The prospect of becoming an engineer and making a positive impact on the world through science excites me beyond words.
I owe a great deal of gratitude to my role models who have inspired me throughout my journey. Greg Mortenson, an American speaker and writer, has shown me the power of education and determination. Similarly, Ben Carson, a writer, politician, and retired neurosurgeon, has demonstrated the incredible heights one can reach with perseverance and a thirst for knowledge. Reading their stories has fueled my ambition to transform my life through education and hard work.
None of this would have been possible without the unwavering support of my sponsor, Susan, who has stood by me every step of the way, helping to turn my educational dreams into reality. I am also immensely grateful to the NRCF program for equipping me with the necessary tools and resources to succeed. I want to transform my life and give back to my community and country, all thanks to the opportunities provided by the NRCF program.