March 20, 2018
My name is Elva Akinyi, I am 21years old, from Koindakwa village in Alego Usonga Constituency, in Siaya County. I am from a family of 5, me, my two sisters and an adopted brother plus my mother who is a widow. I enrolled for this NCCK scholarship program in 2013. I am a 3rd year student in Kenya Institute of Highway Building Technology taking civil engineering.
Before I got this sponsorship opportunity, life was a bit unbearable for me, my single mother had to struggle to pay school fees for four of us, I had to be sent out of school several times due to the arrears I had. I got to know about this sponsorship program through attending church services at St. Peters Cathedral where it was announced and I decided to apply for it.
I applied several letters through the help of my mother and our provost. I was then granted the chance finally. All my problems were finally solved. I got so happy and thankful to God. Sending me away from school because of fee arrears was a nightmare now.
My grades started becoming more encouraging since I never missed my classes anymore. My faith in God became stronger since He answered my prayers. I gave a lot of my time in studying since I never wanted to disappoint my helpers.
My dream is to become a very competitive civil engineering, I also would want to become my own self employer in future and have my own firm. I can only achieve through furthering my studies, but the challenge is getting money to temporary jobs that will make me get some little money for my studies to pursue my Degree in Civil Engineering.
Life is like riding a bicycle to keep your balance you must keep moving.
Thank you very much for your support.’