KENYA - Scholarships for Emerging Leaders

Assisting young leaders to further their education and create change in their communities

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[Photo: HOPE student, Brenda, speaking at the UN in New York City]

 

Kenya is a country of both desperation and opportunity.

Desperation on behalf of the countries exploiting children, youth and adults who are empoverished through systemic corruption.

Opportunity presents itself based on a rich pool of emerging youth who want to study, develop their skills and lead their nation.

We have students who have excelled in post-secondary education. Today, there are now teachers in the Coastland, film and social workers in Nairobi and engineers and teachers in the Turkana Desert. However, we want to invest in so many more!

Our candidates have been raised in our HOPE homes, served in their communities or have been sponsored through other HOPE programs.

Candidates have a good work ethic, proven character, academic competence and a heart for their nation Kenya. They will help to build their country.

Like most global students, scholarship assistance is required for enrollment. They need us....but we also need them!

Our 2017 goal is to raise $15,000 for present and future candidates.

Project Updates

  • In this week’s blog article, we want to share a story account from HOPE Founder, Ralph Bromley, about an inspiring young gentleman who’s beating the odds and cooking up a bright future in Nairobi, Kenya:

     

    “I would love to introduce you to George Chege, a 23 year old student attending Amboseli Institute in Nairobi, Kenya with the goal of becoming a chef.

    George’s life as a child was not an easy one. He grew up without a father and his mother had a very difficult time making a living for her four children.

    I first met George at the age of 16 when he was living in a one-room home in a slum region of Mtwapa, a city along the Eastern coastline of Kenya. He enjoyed his school and was a good student. Along with his studies, he was accomplished at field hockey where he was able to travel to different parts of Kenya playing in tournaments. Along with field hockey, he is a die-hard Chelsea football (soccer) fan.

    His interest in cooking came early. I remember watching him in his home chopping vegetables for the evening meal. Next came the cooking of family meals. His goal is to someday run his own restaurant.

    His mother wrote the following: “George is an amazing son. He is very humble, highly disciplined, hardworking, and a man of high principles”.

    George wrote the following:

    “The reason as to why I chose Chef Training goes way back to 2013 when I first joined High School.

     

    I met with a teacher, Mrs. Kaviha, who by then taught Home Science and explained to me the essence of having a well cooked and balanced diet in today's world.

    From there I grew an interest in food and became more passionate and wanted to know more about food products and services. I ended up joining her class and never missed her lessons. She was an inspiration to all the students she ever taught. The boldness and courage to proceed to college was all thanks to her efforts and she deserves the best from the world.

    The second reason as to why I chose Chef Training is due to my family. Being the first born, I took it as my responsibility to get educated so that I can give back to them in the near future and be a role model to my younger sister and two brothers.

    The AMBOSELI INSTITUTE is a well-known and established school of HOSPITALITY. I chose to undertake the Food Production Course. Under this course, we are taught how to prepare, serve, and present different types of meals. We are taught how to communicate with both the customers and other prospects of higher ranks at the organization. We also learn how to do food costing and communicate in foreign languages. Computer studies are also available in every course to avoid illiteracy of technology in the society.

    I have faced several challenges that occur while in this institution. It is said: "In every opportunity there must be a challenge ",

    The delay of ingredients from the market and stores which makes the students impatient and angry.

    Misunderstanding of feelings between teachers and students during practical sessions.

    Theft of practical tools in cookery department and hostels.

    Yet, I continue to believe that there's a promising future if you only consider the reasons as to why you joined the Institute in the first place. Life is full of challenges, the only thing that we ought to know is HOW TO OVERCOME THEM.”

    George, we all pray that someday you will be a Master Chef!”

     

  • Brief history:

    I am a ‘partial’ orphan. I lost my father when I was very young and my mother could not care for me. I lived and survived as a child for one year on the streets of Kitale. It was there where Dalton met me and brought me to the Dynamic Children’s Home which was in partnership with HOPE FOR THE NATIONS. I lived there for 11 years until I finished High School.   While at Dynamic, HOPE sponsored me to attend and complete Kabuyefwe Friends Girls Secondary School.

    University:

    I have been accepted at the Kenya Methodist University which is in Meru, Kenya. I want to do public health. I want to do this course since I am passionate to be a public health officer and give back to my community.

    I am so grateful for this scholarship. I have a bright mind and work hard at my studies but, as an orphan, I had no money to pay for my higher education. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for this blessing.

  • My name is George Chege Wanjiru and I am the eldest son of Joyce Chege who is currently living in Akae Housing project in Mtwapa, a home that was blessed to us to live here by the president of Hope for the Nations.


    My passion is cooking, I want to acquire more knowledge and skills necessary so that I can help both my family and the community at Large.

     

    COLLEGE:

    The college is in upcountry at Thika, known as Amboseli Institute of Hospitality and Management, located in Kenya,700 km far from where I live.

     

    I begin my studies on October 4 thanks to the scholarship from my Canadian family!! I am so grateful!

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