Ghetto Radio’s Fully Sponsored Student Speaks Of His Journey Towards Attaining A University Entry Mark
Jackson Mwangi Kinyua a candidate whose high school education was fully sponsored by Ghetto Radio says he wants to pursue a technical course in engineering.
Kinyua a who scored a C+ was studying at the Ofafa Jericho High school located in Nairobi’s Eastlands area.
Kinyua was brought up by a single mother after his father passed away when he was still young.
He scored 371 marks at the KAG Primary School but risked losing his chance at the Ofafa Jericho Secondary School due to lack of School Fees.
“I had tried to apply for scholarships and bursaries but none of them came through, i was almost losing hope when i decided to contact Ghetto Radio,” said Kinyua.
He then contacted Ghetto Radio via the station’s SMS line during the drive show Goteana hosted by DJ Bling and Bonoko.
“While other listeners were calling in and texting about their broken love affairs, i decided to text the station regarding my school fee problem…. because i had the dream and the drive,” he says.
“I was seated at a public seat along Kijabe Street where i had gone to look for a scholarship but failed, when i received a call from DJ Bling asking me to make a visit to the station,” further narrates Kinyua.
Kinyua says after a meeting and presenting all the necessary documents, DJ Bling and Bonoko then started running a campaign to raise funds for his school fees.
After a few days they managed to raise money enough for shopping and one year’s school fees.
The Station’s Manager Majimaji then finally decided to give him a full four year scholarship paid for by the company.
He says Majimaji not only pledged to support him through the station, but he also mentored him academically, a move he says helped him get the C+ grade.
“I hope to pursue automotive engineering of electrical engineering,” says Kinyua when he visited the station today.
He says he can never have enough words to thank the station for stepping him and helping him achieve his dreams.