Our Current Students
We love doing the 'long journey' with our university programme beneficiaries. Seeing them grow, gain purpose, and be filled with joy is what it is all about. We hope to extend this programme to more and more young adults in our area.
My name is Dennis and I'm 21 years old. This is my second year in college pursuing Radiology. Back home, I am the second born among five siblings. Our father passed away from heart disease in March 2021, right before I sat my final high school exams. My siblings are still in school under our mother's care, but she is also sick. Despite everything, since joining NRF I have learned a lot and I can see the impact it has made on me and the people closest to me, which I am very grateful for. I like singing and painting. I am hoping to become a Radiologist to help people with their health and am looking forward to serving God in what He needs me to do.
My name's Abigael. I am 18 years old and in my second year studying Aeronautical engineering. I have a younger brother who lives with my grandparents at home. My interest for airplanes has pushed me into what I am studying now and hopefully I will build my career from the same and take care of my brother and grandparents. In my spare time I go for swimming and I also love cooking. NRF has given me a chance to grow spiritually aside from providing an opportunity to pursue my dream. I am excited about my future and so grateful for the support I have gotten so far.
My name is Gideon and I am 22 years old. I come from a large family of 9 siblings and I am the second born. Currently, I am in my second year of study pursuing Accounting and the experience has been one of a kind. Having had a life changing experience at NRF, I am looking forward to building a better future for myself and my siblings. In my spare time I play football and when I'm around my home I do farming. Being here has been a blessing which I am greatly thankful for.
My name's Ruth. I am 20 years old and doing a course on Journalism in college, now in my second year. I have one older sibling and two younger siblings who live with our grandmother at home. For a long time I have always been curious about societal issues and investigating them which is why I settled for journalism. I hope to build on my career. Since I joined NRF it has been a wonderful journey of learning and discovering myself which I can see the fruits even in my family. I am truly grateful for this chance of being hopeful again.
My name is Caroline Jepngetich. I am 23 years old. I am the youngest of four siblings. Our parents raised my two stepsisters, my sister, and me until my mother died of heart disease when I was 8 years old. After she died, my step sisters were taken by their father's family. My father went deep into drinking and neglected us, as a result, my sister and my great-grandmother took me. I often missed school because I lacked school fees. It was a tough life to live, but through all the difficulties, my high school principal always encouraged me to keep going and gave me a listening ear. She became a friend and I looked up to her in many ways. Since I cleared high school in 2019, I have been taking care of my now 89-year-old great-grandmother and keeping hope alive that one day I would be a teacher. This is so that I can encourage and help young people in my community, just as I was. With each passing year, I have become more and more aware that my great-grandmother, who is my greatest support, was getting older and older. I am so grateful that New Routes came along and now I have the incredible opportunity to attend university to pursue the course of my dreams! I would like to give back to my community by teaching, encouraging, and motivating young people who are in the situation that I once was. I hope to learn and grow to be the best that I can be.
My name is Orpah Jemutai. I have a stepbrother, a stepsister, a mother and a stepfather. I had a very challenging childhood and was in and out of hospital since I was 4 years old. It was very expensive and put a lot of strain on the family. When I was 13 years old, I had to have an operation to fix the hole in my heart. The doctors were kind enough to perform the lifesaving surgery at a reduced cost. The operation was successful but unfortunately, I got diabetes as a result. My school life was difficult but I enjoyed being in class and learning. I was often at home because my mother could not afford my fees, which well-wishers mostly paid. I did my high school exams first in 2019 but resat the exams in 2020 and 2022 to get better grades. To me, it is a miracle to have been selected by New Routes. They have renewed a hope and light that I had almost lost. I am determined to become a teacher because of the kindness that I was shown by my teachers throughout my life. They went out of their way to help me. I would also like to educate, help, and encourage girls that they are valuable and precious.