TURNING A DREAM INTO A PROJECT AND LIVING IT
- Published: Wednesday, 11 April 2018 08:46
“Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses in your life, you realize everything that happens in life is a result of the previous choice you’ve made and start making new choices to change your life.” Roy T.Bennett.
Just because you had a rough path or come from the wrong side of town doesn’t mean you can't work on making your dreams come true it doesn’t matter how many times people tell you that you are not great, as long as you think you can do it make it your life’s mission to achieve it.
Everyone deserves a chance to make it in life and its better trying and failing than not trying and wallowing. We are our own agents in a better life and everyone in your path has a role to play, parents ensure you are safe and give you your basic needs teachers ensures you learn, friends motivate you and enemies are there to bring you down and make you stronger but it’s all up to you to decide whether you are going to quite or keep pushing.
The difference is that for some of us they have it on less hard situations while the rest have to figure out on their own but all in all at the end of the day it always counts down to efforts you have made individually to achieve your dreams Mokokoma Mokhonoana said hope is a fuel not the destination.
“It is good to ensure that as much as one has dreams the can manage to turn them into projects in that way they won’t remain as some ideas one fantasizes about.” Says Catherine Mutheu, she was just a young lady raised in the slums of Mukuru Kwa Njenga.
“I had dreams like every other girl my age despite how impossible they seemed at the time I would always wake up and tell myself that the world had something new in store for me.” She adds. And so finally one day the world had dawned on her she heard about the Ruben Centre and its programs and she decided to come and apply for a position in one of the programs.
She applied for a position in the vocational program where she undertook on a weaving course. As she was going on with her studies she got to apply for a loan from the Ruben micro finance where she started saving with hope that come some day she would manage to purchase her own weaving machine.
Halfway through here studies at the vocational program she managed to get a chance to go on for a show in Machakos with one of her trainers and the rest of the students to exhibit their products. But during the exhibition they met up with Springs College Nairobi who were interested in their products and they enquired about their localities. Planning to pay a visit to the centre and see how the students did their weaving.
Catherine finally completed her studies and through the savings she had managed to save got her own machine and after graduating the vocational program indulged her with a position as an intern where she worked for them for a couple of months.
She later left the vocational program to start her own business and by good luck or a blessing in disguise just when she was about to start her business the Springs College come to visit and offered her a job as a weaving trainer in their college. Today catherine Mutheu can support her parents and her family.
Written by: Peris Wahome
Public relations desk