Nicholas Mwamburi a 19 year old young man from Magodoroni in Kisauni Sub-county is a high school graduate from Hamisi high school in which he completed his studies in the year 2015.
“After my high school I didn’t have the school fees to continue with my college education and also lost direction about what I needed to do with my life and hence I resorted to doing odd jobs within my neighborhood which I didn’t find it satisfying. I know am talented and gifted in hands on technical works but I did not have a clear direction and a platform to grow it.”Nicholas shared that he heard about Kwacha Afrika Imarisha Vijana center at his church and what they do to help the youths of kisauni and hence he inquired about the services and secured a position to be trained in basic business skills.
“After attending the business training “he continued “I got an opportunity again through Kwacha Afrika to enroll to a free plumbing training that has enabled me to learn a new skill, so far I have graduated from the training and I have been able to gain exposure by starting my small plumbing side business by delivering my services within my neighborhood. Currently have served three clients since i started this business, one of the clients hails from Ramisi in Kwale County in which I was able to fix farm tap connections.”
Nicholas says that in the future he would like to join a reputable plumbing company to further his practical skills that he can later use to advance his business.
” I would like to encourage young people to embrace technical skills, since there are more opportunities to grow and be financial free and also these skills prevent youths for indulging into reckless behavior, like drug addiction, robbery, violence among others.”