“I feel glad to say Education is the key and a integral factor in fighting poverty. Turning point therefore has been on the front page in Kibera fighting poverty. By God's love this organization was established in Kibera where those unable to acquire education dwell. I am part of them.
I was born in abject poverty where my parents could not cater for my O level education fees. But surprisingly now I am at the University of Nairobi pursuing my accounting course, it was my dream and I am very happy that it has come to pass. Referring to the book of Jeremiah 29:11,God has a good plan for me and furthermore a good plan for my future.
I am done now with the first semester, of which has been good despite a few challenges. The first semester is for establishing the foundations of one's studies and getting to know campus life.
In conclusion I say kudos and most sincere thanks to everyone who has supported my education, may God bless you.
Finally, I wish you a very blessed new year,
“When I visited Sylvester last semester he seemed to be thriving in the academic environment. He showed me his text books full of economic theories and baffling accounting formulas and talked me through some of what he has been learning. I was so impressed to hear how he has been making the most of having access to the library, he's been reading around many subjects that interest him beyond Commerce.
At the time he was preparing a paper on the drought in Turkana and we debated the best way to deal with drought and how the Kenyan government could ensure that drought did not lead to famine over a cup of tea prepared by his room-mate, another Commerce student.
Sylvester is really enjoying university life and making the most of the opportunity. He just studied three units last semester and had plenty of spare time left-over so he wants to double that to six units this new year, this way he will graduate sooner. To enable him to increase his work load we need to raise the fees to cover the extra units so please consider whether you could contribute.