Meet Jane, an entrepreneur, a first-class honors graduate from Egerton University with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Security Studies, and a beneficiary of the Leadership for Life (L4L) initiative from Compassion Kenya that supports participants with Undergraduate scholarships; she is truly a testament of our work in Compassion believing that we can help children towards reaching their God-given potential.
We first met Jane in 2009 when she joined our program through our church partner, AIC Karaba. She had lost her mother and been separated from her six siblings; in later years, losing her father as well, she stayed diligent in the program, gaining courage and her voice through her formative years, taking part in national drama festivals, even as a member of the Scouts club.
With our Church Partner’s support, she could consistently attend her high school education at Kangaru Girls, helping her progress toward her academic goals.
Leadership for life is an initiative that provides support beyond financial support, giving the participants training and skills growth in areas like mentorship and entrepreneurship. Jane, through the program, during the COVID-19 pandemic, began her business, even taking part in the Youth Business Challenge competition, and emerged as one of the best business ladies in the competition. It is truly a joy to see Jane start to live to her potential.
Jane highlights as she reflects on her journey,
“The experiences as a participant in the program and other initiatives under it such as Leadership for Life have played a big role in making me who I am today.”
Contributor: Jeniffer Nthiga