My name is Monica Wanjiru Ndung’u. I am 24 years old, a recent Information Technology graduate from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.
I come from a humble background. In 2006 I joined my two older brothers in high school. It was a big challenge for my parents to raise school fees for the three of us. It worried me a great deal that a substantial school fee had accumulated, and the only thing that kept me in school was my good academic performance. When in Form 3, (Grade 11) I was selected for a GTL scholarship, and this changed my focus from financial worries to academic work.
I studied hard and attained B+ in my secondary school finals. This gave me an opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Science in I. T. Going to college was not easy, due to financial constraints. My parents organized a Harambee (a community fund-raiser) for my school fees, and I maintained my place in college through a government loan.
Through hard work and determination I graduated in November 2014, with first class honors, and I’m currently searching for a job. My career goal is to obtain a Master’s in Information Technology and become a lecturer. I believe being a lecturer will put me in a better position to mentor, inspire and support young women both academically and financially. Thank you GTL and all the donors for the role-played in making sure my future is bright.