Meet Paschal, an alumnus of the Good Kenyan Program. Being unable to afford to join High School after primary school, Paschal learned how to fish and practiced it for two years at Lake Victoria. Through well-wishers’ contributions, Paschal managed to join Riruta Central Secondary School and got a C-. Upon completion, he was faced with yet another transition challenge. Without money to cater for school fees, networks, or guidance, he did not have a sense of direction.

Paschal heard about Good Kenyan and immediately sent us an email expressing his interest in the Mwanzo Program. He was invited to our recruitment interviews in late 2020 and was enrolled in the program where he learned invaluable skills, got empowered, and got access to networks he could never have before Good Kenyan. No matter the circumstances, Paschal was always on time to class, missed no classes, and was keen to learn and apply the skills he learned. It was no surprise, therefore, when Paschal won the Scholarship voted by his fellow students, staff, and facilitators of Good Kenyan.

Through our partnership with Seeds for Hope (SFH), Paschal is currently pursuing a diploma in Human Resource Management at the School of Human Resources. His dream is to create employment for young people in his village to help tackle the poverty-related issues in his village.

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