On this page you will find inspirational leaders. They are passionate about obtaining an education and have overcome extreme challenges in order to do so. These students were selected based on their dedication to their communities and volunteer projects. You will see some students are already sponsored by an individual, family or organization that has committed to seeing them through their education. However, some are in need of financial aid and rely on ongoing donations from generous Canadians.
Freshiah Nyokabi, Bachelors of Commerce, Kenyatta University
IN NEED OF SPONSORSHIP
Freshiah was greatly affected by the Kenyan election violence of 2007. She fled her home to go live with her grandma where she was unable to come up with enough money to go to secondary school. EIP stepped in to help her and Freshiah graduated at the top of her school. In January 2014, Freshiah joined Kenyatta University and has been working towards her Bachelors of Commerce ever since. This photo shows Fresiah expressing her gratitude at a 2014 Kenyan fundraiser for EIP. Currently, among other things Freshiah is acting as a tutor and role model for EIP high school students.
Nelson Muiru, B.A. of Development Studies, Mount Kenya University
(IN NEED OF FINANCIAL AID)
Nelson does his best to find ways to raise money for his education. Here he is feeding his chickens at home that he uses to make some income. Nelson lives in Kimende with his wife and young son. He dreams of working in Community Development when he is finished his degree.
Chrispus Wekesa Wamalwa, B.Sc in Information Sciences, Moi Univervisity
Chris completed a six month Canada World Youth international education and exchange program in March 2013. Despite inconceivable struggles in his home region of Western Kenya, he is now a second year student at Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya working towards his Bachelors of Media Science. This is with many thanks to his gracious Canadian counterpart Sylvan (something like his Canadian brother during the exchange). Read more here.
David Wanjau, B.Sc in Information Technology, Jomo Kenyatta University
IN NEED OF FINANCIAL AID