Every year dozens of Windle Trust Graduates go on to pursue new and incredible opportunities both in the Camp and beyond. Whether it is students moving on to the next grade, individuals obtaining employment in the camp, or even those relocating to Kenyan and Canadian Universities on post-secondary scholarships, Windle Trust Alumni are making important contributions to their communities and the world.
Some of our Windle Trust’s Alumni include:
|English Class Success Story|
|Margaret Kuyunge, Dadaab Camp
“English classes offered at the camp by Windle Trust Kenya have had a positive impact on my life. After completing upper intermediate level, I was promoted to teach upper primary classes. I am also the chairlady of my block as I speak good English and I do not need an interpreter when speaking to UNHCR field officers concerning our needs. I have also been able to help my children with their homework – something I could not before attending the English classes”.
|Tertiary & University Sponsorship Beneficiaries Story Stories|
| Grace Anyieth
One of the female students at Kakuma Teachers Training College. She was among the 210 teacher trainees who graduated in October 2006. This was no small fete for Grace. She braved the heat, dust, long distance and extra work load to finish the programme successfully.Grace has lived in Kakuma Camp since 1992. She has been teaching in one of the schools in Kakuma Camp and the opening of the Kakuma Teachers Training College was a huge blessing to her. In her own words she says: “It is hard to express how I feel. I never dreamt that one day I would graduate as a qualified teacher. I work with the vulnerable children in the camp, the physically challenged ones, and I know am now well equipped to help them in their studies. I know I will make a difference in South Sudan”.
Amare graduated from United States International University, Nairobi. He was studying International Relations. Amare maintained consistently an excellent academic performance. During the World Refugee Day celebration on 20 June 2006, Amare received an award for being among the best students. This recognition came from UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency in Nairobi. Amare overcame many odds, having come from Kakuma to Nairobi. He was first sponsored by an individual who unfortunately could not meet his expenses for his undergraduate course. Amare did not give up and kept on knocking on different doors seeking assistance. After many attempts and many regrets he finally got assistance from Windle Trust Kenya under the DAFI programme. As he stated during his interview at Windle Trust Kenya, all he needed was a chance to complete his studies. And he did with flying colours.
|Prof Nshuti P Manasseh
Prof Manasseh, a beneficiary of the post graduate program offered in UK. He did his Post Graduate studies at Aberdeen University. Before returning to Rwanda he worked in Kenya as a senior academic at Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). He also taught at Strathmore College now Strathmore University.Prof Manasseh was among the top professionals who returned to Rwanda to help rebuild the country. He first joined President Kagame’s cabinet as a minister for Commerce, Industry, ‘Investment promotion, Tourism and Cooperatives. When President Kagame reshuffled his cabinet, Prof Manasseh was appointed as the minister for Finance and Economic Planning.
Windle Trust Kenya in its work, be it at the camp level where English Language classes take place or at tertiary and university levels, one thing is clear: the need to have more female beneficiaries in the programmes. It is always a great joy to see the female beneficiaries overcoming many social and economic challenges and complete their studies. Fathia Abdo is one of those female beneficiaries. Fathia graduated from Jomo Kenyatta University and she studied Bio Chemistry. She is currently carrying out research at Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in Nairobi in preparation for her Masters studies.For the more recent updates on our alumni please click here!