“I am Wycliffe Odhiambo, one of the beneficiaries of the project. I joined back in 1998 when it had just begun, from pre-school to tertiary level, I graduated from the Technical University of Kenya with a Diploma in Community and Public Health in 2016 and got an opportunity to work with the Hospital Support Organisation in the same year under the ImPACT AFRICA PROGRAM as a Research Assistant Western Kenya Region, managing 10 health facilities on the global perioperative study assessing outcomes of perioperative and anaesthesia care….
I want to let you know how much I appreciate your support throughout my studies… Growing up in the slum was one of the worst things that anyone would ever wish due to its harsh environment, but through KARIBUNI I got the courage to move on step by step hoping that one day I would have a brighter future.
KARIBUNI has impacted on so many lives… at times the only meal that kept me moving was from the project; my parents could barely afford our daily meals….
I would also not forget to thank Makena Anampiu the senior social worker at the Kibra project. I sincerely appreciate the time she spent reviewing my career goals and (how) best to achieve them…… she never lost hope in me even when I did not have hope in myself.
I had much to say but with the few words I say thank you.”
Other graduates include Eric from Kibra, who has gained a position with international auditors KPMG, Sarah from Tharaka who is a Clinical Officer working in a clinic; and Philip also from Tharaka who works for the water authorities there.