Young Kenya: Education

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The face of tomorrow

Young Kenya, the face of tomorrow’, is a six part series meeting tomorrow’s young leaders.  We travelled through Kenya to meet young Kenyans and find out what they care most about, what their hopes and dreams are for the future.

Lawrence Baraka is a young creative who taught himself to sew with youtube videos, Racheal believes in the power of communication and wants to become a voice from the rural communities, Danson is working at becoming a Kenyan computer wizard, Sarah travelled far North to be inspired by sustainability, Somalian student Abdikader is determined to be a doctor, and 16 year old Michelle has a clear vision for her future.

In this episode, we explore their thoughts on Education.

Kakuma Refugee Camp, Photo: Thought Leader Global Media for Kube Energy
Kakuma Refugee Camp, Photo: Thought Leader Global Media for Kube Energy

Despite the challenges that we undergo, Kenya is a good country, it’s peaceful despite the small troubles but Kenya is a very good country, you just have to be focussed and determined, you just have to have that faith that tomorrow will be better.

Lawrence Baraka, 24 
bag designer from ‘Machero’ 
Mombasa, Kenya

In order to become a better world, people will need to be educated. Now I’ll be able to learn more from online, ja because I’ll access the internet.

Racheal Kanyaa Martha, 20
Kitui, Kenya

The experience we get here is just education, we have something to guard us. What makes my life good is just education, I can earn whatever I want to earn because I have been educated, whenever I apply for some job I can get and start my family and we stay happy using that education.

Abdikader Abukadar, 24 
Somalian refugee 
Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya

Education is important because it introduces a new way of thinking. The more I learn about myself the more I can expand my knowledge in different things. You need to appreciate yourself and you need to appreciate the knowledge the world is giving to you.

Michelle Mukabana, 16 
Student, Crawford school
Tatu City, Kenya

You study, having struggled with paying the school fees to study you lack the job that you studied for, that makes people to be idle hence start practising some bad behaviour like stealing and also taking drugs.

Danson Nkoitoi, 20 
computer student 
Maasai Mara, Kenya

Me being here has really exposed me to an international environment. Norwegians and all these other nationalities that I have really interacted with, I have just come to know that humanity is linked regardless of where you come from, we are all one, that is what I believe.

Sarah Wangui Muiruri, 24  
Kenyan exchange Student in 
Ås, Norway

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