Calver Musebe Mutobera
February 12, 2018
MY MANEUVERING EDUCATION LIFE
My name is Calver Musebe Mutobera, I am twenty years old ,I come from Eshilarumwa village ,mumias east sub county in Kakamega county.
I come from a humble background ,I am a third born among six children ,both of my parents are still alive thought its been a struggle to make ends meet. My father is a security guard in a secondary school while my mum is a house wife .I was enrolled into the scholarship programme in the year 2012 while in form two at Lubinu boys high school ,by Gods grace through the scholarship programme I am a third year student at Masinde Muliro University pursuing Bachelors Degree in Optometry and vision science.
I was generally in a dilemma as far as school fees is concerned before I got this sponsorship. My parents had planned to admit me I a day school after I score 377 marks in my KCPE ,my teachers refused and took me to Lubinu high school though I had been called to St Peters Boys Mumias high school my teachers in primary are the ones who stood up for me and helped me join Lubinu high school. I never paid school fees the whole of form one and form two but the school principal allowed me in school due to my good performance .
In 3rd term the year 2012 while I was in form two the director of studies at my school brought me the NCCK sponsorship form to fill and write a letter requesting for assistance. The following year I received a letter from NCCK showing that I had been selected for the sponsorship ,I was very glad since I could now be retained in school without any doubt .This scholarship made me to be more optimistic ,focused and hardworking with my education .It continued keeping my vision of becoming a neuro surgeon alive.
The scholarship really changed me positively it has given me the notion that despite the challenges in life God provided people to lift me up. My future dream is to do masters and PHD in optometry in Australia and become a renowned eye doctor. I am also looking forward to form a strong association of NCCK student beneficiaries so that in the near future we can also sponsor bright students.
The biggest challenge I am currently facing is the school fees problem at the university, since I am taking a medical course the fees is quite high that I t cannot be managed fully by HELB loan ,since my parents don’t have well paying jobs they are not able to meet my upkeep and rent at the university ,I also have brothers and sisters in secondary school. i trust God he will help me maneuver through successfully .