Simiyu Joshua

TWO IN ONE

I am Julius Simiyu, a 28 year old Kenyan from Musembe village, Kimilili Sub County and Bungoma County.

I come from a humble background run by a single parent. My mum. I was enrolled in Ncck scholarship program in the 2009 while in form 3.I scored an A- at Friends school Kamusinga.I graduated in the year 2015 with a second class honor from Kenyatta University, upper division Bachelor of Commerce, Actuarial science option.

The NCCK Scholarship back in 20089 came in handy when I was on the verge of dropping out of school. This is because I had undergone 2 years in school without paying any penny .The administration had gotten tired of helping me.My family had lost hope in my education.

My mum could barely afford enough for the family and at the same time raise school fees and basics for me.I would do any menial jobs I could get my hands on just to help her out with the normal house bills especially food. Things were so hard on us.so hard on mum singlehandedly raising us up and providing for us. We would go without food for so many days and if we were lucky at times get some food from the neighbours.These hurt me so much. My dream for education was slowly dying. I had no hope left for me.

As of today, though I still do not have a stable job, however little I get, my family can be able to cope and work out with i.e. am so grateful that I had to meet NCCK and enroll in this program since it shaped me.It gave me hope, brought light to my life and encouraged me that somehow someone somewhere cared. I thank the office for the care and love we got from those at the region and for always checking on us and encouraging us.

In Ncck I got a family. A family I live to cherish and adore all the rest of my life. Thanking and praying to God that one day I come to give back to the society.

The tittle of my story is a reflection of what has happened to me.The seemingly futureless Julius back in 2009 and the proud soul, full of hopes and dreams today Julius. The Lord truly does miracles today just like as he did in the old days.