There was a time in my life when I could not find an institution willing to enroll me for basic computer classes because it was feared that my fingers, which have an untidy habit of suddenly curling up into a tight fist, might yank off the keys of a computer.
And, now, I have been offered an opportunity to study MSc Information Technology at Bournemouth University in the U.K.
See how God changes people's stories!
Ever since attaining my Bachelors degree in Education in 2012, I have applied to be enrolled in several Masters Programs and this is the first acceptance letter that I have received.
But the offer is on the condition that I pay a deposit of £3000 by 1st June 2021.
If I had anywhere else to turn, I would not be so bold as to ask for your help in raising this amount.
However, as is the case for many other young people born with cerebral palsy around the world, finding a job has proved difficult.
I have decided to change careers from Education to Tech because the tech industry has many opportunities to offer disabled people, and tech expertise allows someone to work in many different industries.
Back when I embarked on my undergrad studies, popular opinion was that Education was the only career that a disabled person could flourish in. Sadly, though, the education sector has not embraced me and many other disabled Kenyans. My dream is to help expand the career options of youths born with cerebral palsy in Africa by enhancing their tech skills.
So, if you are at all able, would you consider sending a gift towards my Masters education?
Thank you for reading my letter.
And thank you, in advance, for your support.