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Linus was one of the first scholarship recipients from Gituamba. Though he did not complete secondary school, Linus wanted to pursue technical training that could give him an opportunity to one day run his own business. After attending the Kenya Institute of Professional Studies for a few months, he realised the academic approach to learning was not the right choice for him; instead he signed up for a 2-year Electrical Installation course at St Kizito Vocational Training Institute in Githurai where he received hands-on field training. The commute was difficult and made for long days – he left home at 6am and would often return only after 6:30pm – but today Linus has the qualifications to do basic electrical works and has already completed projects for Uzima Tele as well as other sites in Gituamba and a job installing solar panels in Northern Kenya! As he continues to build his experience and professional reputation, Linus has his sights set on completing an additional year in St. Kizito in order to have the full qualifications needed to work on his own and, hopefully, one day open his own electrical shop.

ScholarshipsDaniel Chalke