Emmanuel has been sponsored in his educational journey for 12 years. Emmanuel joined the program in 2010 and was supported through his primary, secondary, and post-secondary education by Susan and Dave Plimpton.
His passion for technology started while in primary school thanks to the NRCF Computer Lab, which offered a platform to learn computers. He began attending computer classes and was eager to learn more, leading him to a desire to pursue a tech career path. In high school, Emmanuel was a good student who was very active in class participation. He was responsible and had leadership skills as the class monitor. After high school, Emmanuel underwent intensive computer training for three months, where he received a certificate from the Computer Society of Kenya and Belmont College. He later joined Jomo Kenyatta University to pursue a degree in Business Information Technology. He graduated in 2022.
In 2021, NRCF launched a new tech internship program, TechMates, designed to offer on-the-job training to graduates interested in tech careers. Emmanuel was among the pioneer interns of this program and underwent an eight-month training program from September 2021 to May 2022. During this internship, he was able to gain employment with Lido Nation as a software developer.
In May 2022, NRCF launched an Entrepreneurship Programme to help alumni who were interested in starting a business by training entrepreneurial skills around business start-up, management, and sustainability. Emmanuel was, again, a pioneer of this program, as he was interested in venturing into the business of website development and management. Emmanuel applied for a Tech Entrepreneurship Training Scholarship at Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology in Ghana. This is a 1-year training program focused on tech entrepreneurship. He qualified for this program and has been invited to join the cohort in September 2022.
Emmanuel has demonstrated superb leadership and resilience throughout his educational journey. Emmanuel’s personal strengths are as impressive as his intellectual accomplishments. We celebrate all the milestones that he has achieved so far. The sky’s the limit for Emmanuel.