Daisy Kangai Mbui
January 31, 2018
THIS IS MY JOURNEY
NCCK intervened in paying for my school fees back in the year 2012 while I was in form two at Chogoria Girls high school. Back then, my parents had no source of income which meant they could not afford to pay my school fees. In 2015 my father died and it became even more challenging for my mother not only to pay school fees but even afford d shopping and my pocket money since she was also taking care of nephew.
I come from a family of five and being the last born in the family and the only one who managed to get to high school, my family relied on me and knew I was the only hope. This really challenged and caused me to put more effort in my studies. I got to know about the NCCK programme while at Chogoria Girls through our deputy principal. Since she knew my situation, she encouraged me to write an application and lucky enough I was chosen for the programme.
Though my school fees wasn’t being paid in full, the amount that was being paid kept me from being sent away from school and that helped me complete my studies at Chogoria Girls High school with an A-. I got enrolled at Kenyatta University where I am currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance. I cannot thank NCCK enough for the impact they have had in my life
Many people are amazed by how far I have come despite my family being poor but I know it is all by God’s doing and that through him I am going far. The people God has placed in my life have challenged me to help other youth like me morally, who think that since they come from poor backgrounds do not have a chance in life. I hope to reach out to more youths and encourage them to not give up despite the challenges and hoping that in the next two years or so I will be able to impact in their lives through financial assistance.
I still have challenges paying my school fees and getting money for rent and upkeep but I know God will be faithful even in my remaining time at the university. It is my prayer that God will strengthen NCCK to impact more lives in future.