Peter Kanini

20/01/2014

Peter Kamau Kanini was born on 14th May 1989, the second of five children.
Peter attended school and graduated, with a C grade in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education.

The Challenge:

Peter’s passion was for computing but he lacked the funds and his mother (single parent) could not afford to put him through the training. Although she worked tirelessly at the local ballast quarry, the work was poorly paid and intermittent so often she couldn’t make ends meet. She struggled to put Peter and his brothers through secondary school and the family did not always have enough food to eat. 

Our Help:

With the help of both a pastoral sponsorship and IT equipment from Digital Pipeline
Peter attended AIC Naivasha Polytechnic where he completed an IT training course.
Within three months Peter had a teaching job at Branden Junior School as a IT teacher.  The students ages range between 7 to 13 years old and he earns Kshs. 7,000, the equivalent of £52.90 per month, without this opportunity Peter would be earning Kshs. 4.854 per month.

The Results:

The IT training sponsored by Digital Pipeline has broken the poverty cycle for Peter and his family.  As an employed teacher Peter is able to support his mother financially.  The family eat three meals a day and have sufficient money for school materials for Peter’s younger brothers.

What Our Client Said:

“Since being employed my mum and others have never gone without food again.  I am very hopeful for the future and I want to run my own business providing a variety of I.T. services. I want to take full responsibility for the family so my mum does not have to do the demanding physical work of the mines. I never even imagined that, for the first time, someone can rely on me…  I want to thank Digital Pipeline for what they’ve done in my life,” Peter Kanini.

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