Support a student to continue their studying online.
Eric’s life now as a student at university and an aspiring entrepreneur is a far cry from when our partners, Sunshine Centre, met him on the Kenyan streets in 2005.
After his father died, Eric’s mother was unable to pay his school fees. Life at home was hard and he headed out onto the streets in search of a better life, but the harsh reality of street life in Naivasha turned out to be purely one of survival.
Sunshine Centre gave Eric a stable home life and access to school. Under their care, he worked his way through Primary and Secondary education. Now in his first year studying a degree in statistics and economics, Eric encountered another setback when Covid-19 struck the world. Government restrictions meant everything closed and Eric was placed in a foster home and continued his learning online. Without the correct equipment, Eric’s education would have stopped, but with support from Rope, staff at Sunshine Centre were able to facilitate Eric’s digital learning by providing a laptop and data bundles.
Debbie and Amos, from Rope, recently met with Eric on a Zoom call. They describe him as a visionary with many plans for his future. He wants to become an entrepreneur and create jobs for the many unemployed in Kenya. Thanks to Sunshine Centre and their provision, Covid-19 is not getting in the way of Eric’s dreams.