A crucial part of higher education courses in East Africa is the mandatory work attachment. Several of our students have recently completed them and have sent us some photos of their time working out in the field.
Matthew (pictured above) was unable to attend high school due to war in South Sudan, however with Gua Africa's support he is currently studying for a diploma in Electronics. Since January he has been working at a sugar factory in western Kenya near the lakeside city of Kisumu. It is the largest sugar processing plant in East & Central Africa. He is learning vital skills about the electronic management required in the running of such a large scale operation.
When Stephen should have been at high school he sacrificed his education so that his younger brother could continue his schooling. Through our Survivors of War programme he has since been able to enrol onto a Motor Vehicle Mechanics Diploma course. The past few months he has been working as an apprentice in a garage in Thika, just north of Nairobi. Stephen has really enjoyed his time working in an actual garage and is looking forward to the day when he graduates and can set up his very own garage.