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Joseph Njoroge lost his job and was devastated. After taking the ReachUp! programme, his life has made a u-turn and he is now a successful businessman selling building tiles.
With the prices of basic commodities skyrocketing and the cost of living increasing, losing his job was the most dreadful thing Mr. Joseph Njoroge could experience. He had a family to take care of and they were all dependent on him. How would life be without a source of income? At some point he felt like his life was falling in a deep endless abyss.
With no job and mouths to feed, Njoroge decided to do small errands in his brother's hardware so as to seek the daily bread. This wasn't much…
Maeshan Ali, a ReachUp! Participant from Mombasa, Kenya, shares how the program has helped him develop his business and improve his entrepreneurial skills.
My name is Maeshan O. Ali. I am a trained and practising counsellor based in Mombasa, Kenya. My hobbies include, but are not limited to, travelling, hiking, socializing and doing volunteer work.
Recently I embarked on several projects that would help me create a new source of income, knowledge and challenge. First I started a barber shop in Mombasa in a semi-residential, industrial area called Mikindani.
With advice from friends and family I ventured into rearing broiler chickens. The lot…
Intern Ayshah Maende tells how DOT participated in the 10th Annual Career Exhibition in Malindi, Kenya.
On June 11, 2011, Malindi Educational and Development Association (MEDA) together with Barani Secondary School joined hands together to hold the 10th Career Exhibition function. The annual ceremony whose aim is to increase the number of students joining tertiary institution within the environs of Malindi saw various stakeholders come together to showcase educational programmes for youth. The theme for this year's event was "Quality and Relevant Education for Sustainable Development."
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