Hopps Ochieng Okumu
March 20, 2018
THE TURNING POINT
Ok! By name I am Hopps Ochieng Okumu, seventeen years of age. I come from Flamingo Village in Kisumu East Sub-County in Kisumu County a citizen of Kenya.
Basically I come from a family of five, with four brothers and a sister, the elder brother is married and self employed, running a Juakali sector, the second to him a student at the Kisumu National Polytechnic. Next to him is my sister, then me a student at Kisumu Boys High School, then the last born a standard five pupil.
I got enrolled to this programme in the year twenty seventeen (2017) at a high school level a student of form two going to form three at Kisumu Boys High School.
Before the project, I would wish to say that back in Kisumu Boys. I was a day scholar student this hindered me the opportunity to get more time to study in school in comparison to my fellow classmates who were in the boarding sector.
I personally got to know about the project through a friend of my dad who happened to be sharing his experience of what God through the NCCK has done to him personally. The situation was not that very good since I mostly depended on bursary forms to get my school fee. I mostly faced the challenge of walking to and from school every morning and evening. My attitude was always positive because I knew one day God would bring the breakthrough and yeah it did happen and I am grateful to the Lord and NCCK.
My dad simply made efforts to find the scholarship from and when he got it, we got to sign it and luckly, our pleas was heard. This should change my world of academics since I will get adequate time to learn since I will be joining boarding thanks to NCCK.
The sponsorship has come with many goodies in terms of education, I will be able to get a good or much better chance and produce good grades. It has changed me spiritually too, my status in school, I will surely improve.
For the future I plan to pursue actuarial science and become one of the best actuaries then later study political science.
My biggest challenge was getting a better opportunity to learn and show case my capabilities and so through the sponsorship programme I will be able to thus helping me reach towards my dream of joining united states international university then do my courses for the betterment of my future.