Scholarship Student Profile: Alex Ochieng

Alex Ochieng is one of CFK Africa’s scholarship students (Photo credit: Vivian Adhiambo).

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Kajiado County which is south of Nairobi. It was challenging due to the hard financial status of my family.

What motivated you to apply for CFK Africa’s scholarship program?

I was introduced to the scholarship program by a teacher who had past interaction with other scholars.
With my good performance in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exams, I was encouraged to apply for the once in a lifetime chance for a scholarship from CFK Africa. Even though I scored well, I was worried that I would not be able to join high school given my family’s financial status. I knew that the the scholarship would help me achieve my dreams and be a driving force to a brighter future.

What are you currently studying?

Currently I am doing all the sciences at Oloolaiser High School. I have been inspired by my science classes because one day, I want to enter into the field of medicine. I hope to be a doctor.

How has the scholarship impacted your life?

My main future goal is to better the living standards of my family and surrounding communities. I have been inspired by the support I have received from the scholarship.

The scholarship has impacted me in numerous ways, proving that life always gives you an opportunity to show your abilities. My favorite part of being a part of the CFK Africa scholarship program has been all the mentorship activities that have given me guiding tips on how to live and interact with others.

Lux Sit and Jim Rogers funding enables students to participate in study camps like this one to help hone their studying skills, ensuring their success in the classroom.
CFK Africa’s scholarships have an emphasis on community service. Youth give back through activities like this community clean-up.

How do you hope to give back to your community in the future?

I am inspired to serve as an example to the many students out there working hard in their studies but not being able to succeed because of their poor backgrounds. I will continue to stay active with the scholarship program to expand the amount of support available to future students. All of the activities we have been involved in with CFK Africa have given me the urge to give back to the community in the same way.

What advice would you give other students?

I would advise other students to not give in to the demands of their life status that can undermine them or make them give up. There is light at the end of the tunnel, and scholarship initiatives like Lux Sit and Jim Rogers will always be there to give a helping hand.

The Lux Sit Scholarship Fund provides education funding for students like Alex. Join us in supporting promising young students grow into the next generation of Kenyan leaders by making a tax-deductible donation.

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