Here you can find the stories of each and every student who has received Internet acess/laptops or is still in the queue. The students were connected through joint fundraising efforts of our platform and our local partners.
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Faith is studying website development and wants to become a professional in the future! A new laptop means more time for practicing and perfecting her skills. She is happy about receiving Internet access, as she wishes to widen her connections and find all the exciting opportunities online.
Nelly is passionate about many things in life - she is currently studying accounting at ALX Africa while trying to hone her tech skills via additional courses. Her dream is to become a data scientist, but throughout her life, her main priority has been uplifting those in need. We are proud to have helped someone like Nelly on her journey to change the world.
Charles comes from a humble background and being the eldest son of seven children, he knows the impact a supportive and hardworking community can have on a person's development. He is actively working towards his dream career as a UX researcher, in addition to his hobbies of traveling and swimming. He is also passionate about mental health awareness and wants to "combine his interests to create solutions for the problems the world is facing".
According to Ikem, the very first thing she'll use her new laptop for is acing the 100-day coding challenge, and it has been a great source of relief because it will "make coding easier for her, increase her performance and make her journey of being a software engineer seamless".
Solomon enrolled in a free digital skills training program that would enable him to acquire his desired skill of website development. With the support of the Elevate program, he was saved from the pits of drugs and gambling. A newly acquired laptop and internet access will serve as a stepping stone towards many great things on the journey of his professional development.
Marion attributes the resilience and positivity that helped her defeat cancer to her loving family and supportive friends. She is fighting for better access to education and has even developed some ideas to implement tech to enhance the quality of learning. She is passionate about technology and will use her new laptop to dive into topics such are cybersecurity and cloud computing, in addition to increasing the time she spends on training and job search.
Bellah is an aspiring project manager from Kisumu, Kenya who understands the importance of competitiveness and self-reflection when it comes to personal growth. The newly acquired connectivity will be of great assistance when it comes to her productivity and the ultimate goal of a spiritually fulfilling life.
Ali comes from the Kibra community in Nairobi, and contributing to the wellness of his community, as well as the world in general, is of utmost importance to him. He's been volunteering for environmental and social causes for years now, in addition to his education in graphic design and software engineering. He will use the Internet to improve his skills and look for more opportunities to keep making the world a better place.
Doreen is a woman in STEM and is passionate about breaking down the gendered stereotypes surrounding the field. She is also into volunteer work and is an advocate for sexual health and reproductive rights, which she considers to be of paramount importance for young girls. As someone who understands the value of education, she is going to use the new laptop to acquire knowledge and certification to polish her resume.
Joan's childhood was filled with hardship and pain. However, Joan was able to enroll in the Film and Photography course at Elevate, a program that supports young people from slums across Africa. We are thrilled to know that the lack of access to a laptop is no longer an obstacle on Joan's path to becoming a TV presenter.
Purity is an avid coder with a passion for chess. She wants to become a full-stack developer, so she's actively pursuing training courses on every platform available, including LakeHub. An efficient laptop will help her run programs more smoothly and catch up on task delivery, as well as self-improvement.
As someone who grew up in a loving family radiating with joy and kindness, Tracy understands the impact a good support system can have on a person's life. With the new laptop, she plans on continuing to give back to her community by conducting free programming classes and website development training for women.
Ali had to leave Afghanistan when he was one, and he has lived as a refugee in Pakistan and Indonesia ever since. Despite difficulties, he enrolled in a university program for computer science and is planning to continue working towards improving the situation of people with similar struggles to him after he has received the laptop and internet connection that he needs.
For Gladys, a motivated cloud engineer, having access to the Internet and the computer is a life-changing opportunity. She says it would enable her to stay up to date with the latest technologies and best practices in the field. We’re more than happy to support her on that journey!
Md currently lives in the LEEDO peace home with his huge family of 75. He's a hardworking student with a passion for cricket, loves writing, and although he's studying English right now, he is planning to someday become a pilot and travel the world.
Sherifa Nketsiaba first became interested in IT when she completed Senior High school. She overcame many challenges and acquired exceptional skills from her studies and work experiences. She told us that there’s so much more she can accomplish with the new laptop: “I plan on using the laptop given to me to the very maximum and to enhance my skills and potential.”
Goodness wants to develop apps that will serve and transform the fashion industry!
She thinks that access to the internet provides an opportunity to grow, "as we can't thrive in isolation in a world that is already connected". To her, being a part of the digital world means being a part of a revolution!
George recently finished a training course in graphic design. For him, having a computer means having the means to practice and develop in the field which has quickly become his passion. He wants to leverage the opportunities that the Internet offers. In fact, he’s planning to do quality research and connect to the digital market!
Aishat’s dream is to become a computer scientist/software engineer for AI. Currently, she’s studying Python and graphic design and she plans to continue her studies by enrolling at the university. She believes that having Internet access will help her develop both her career and personal life!
With the help and support of her community at LEEDO Peace Home, Farjana is studying engineering at college and improving her Python skills in her free time. Since she has a laptop now, she can continue practicing at home and maybe share it with her 75 brothers and sisters.
Eka's firmly decided to continue her studies in the psychology field! She particularly likes German and Georgian at school. In her leisure time, Eka enjoys playing music. She thinks that the Internet will be a great asset in deepening her knowledge.
Nika hasn't chosen his future profession yet. However, he has already decided that he would like to enroll at Akaki Tsereteli State University. As Nika told us, he enjoys almost every subject in school, but physics is an exception because he barely understands it. Nika thinks the Internet will be a great assist for him to advance his studies.
Sophiko needs the Internet to search for information and to engage in social networks. As she tells us, she loves all school subjects equally. In her free time, she enjoys reading books. Sopiko is undecided about her future profession and the university she wants to enroll at.
George hasn't decided yet which occupation he will choose in the future. His favorite subject at school is Georgian. In his spare time, he likes watching movies. As for the Internet, he is going to use it to deepen his knowledge.