HOW WAVES TRUST CHANGED MY LIFE
- Published: Tuesday, 22 May 2018 12:25
Some people are born lucky others aren’t .The latter is the case for most of us or maybe you were born lucky and then along the way things changed. Change is the only constant thing. I believe you can become a world-class expert through enough practice, whatever your starting point.
My parents moved to Mukuru Kwa Reuben after a tragic event that led to the loss of their source of income and income as well. At first it was hard to adjust to the lifestyle but through change of mindset, I finally settled in. I joined AEF Reuben primary school in class 4. I worked really hard and topped most of the exams and I could be encouraged that I could make something out of my life if I continued that way. When I did my KCPE I managed to be in the top 3 and this won me a scholarship with waves trust. This is one of my greatest blessings in life.
With waves trust I never really had to worry about my school fee in high school. They would ensure the fee is cleared by the beginning of the term. I think everyone can agree with me that this is indeed a blessing because my siblings had to struggle and at times they were sent home a couple of times.
Waves trust also went a long way to have yearly visits and could invite me and the rest of the waves trust beneficiaries for lunch when they were in Kenya. They would ask about our personal lives besides academics and this empathy made me work really hard to go to the university.
Their kindness didn’t end there, when I finished my high school and scored an A, I applied to Kenyatta university and was admitted to pursue economics and finance. Waves trust paid for my school fees and gave me allowances to support me at campus. I graduated last year (2017) .I am currently looking for work as I intern at a logistics firm.
If it weren’t for waves trust, I would probably have ended up like most of my peers from Mukuru Kwa Reuben. I will be forever grateful for the support waves trust has given me thus far and I hope to make it big soon. They have inspired me to go out of my way and be kind and I hope that one day I will start and run an organization that empowers and supports children and young people from humble backgrounds.
In the long run we do not remember the words spoken but the kindness shown to us. And as Lao Tzu puts it ‘kindness in words creates confidence, kindness in thinking creates profoundness and kindness in giving creates love”