THE JOURNEY TO ADULTHOOD
HORIZON EMPOWER PROGRAM

LAMECK KIBET
Bachelor of Education, Technology Education
Moi University

THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

LAMECK KIBET

Bachelor of Education, Technology Education
Moi University, Kenya

Lameck, at Baba Nyumbani where he grew up.

LAMECK’S PATH TO EMPOWERMENT.

Lameck has his sights set high — and his goals point toward home.

As a first-year student at Moi University, he’s dealt with mixed emotions as many new students do.

The university is 2.5 hours from home in Baba Nyumbani, so Lameck lives off-campus at school.

He describes the tension of leaving home this way: 

“Home is good, home is great but there is also something I want…I must come out and look for it. Yes, it feels sad leaving my mum, niece and sister but I have to come to school and study.”

A DAY IN THE LIFE.
LAMECK’S UNIVERSITY SCHEDULE IS TYPICAL—
and his class load is serious. Throughout the week, you’ll find Lameck studying:

 

  •  Mechanical technology & practice II
  • Computer aided design & manufacturing
  • Educational media & resources
  • Methods and principles of teaching mechanical technology I
  • Methods in computer education I
  • Educational guidance and counselling
  • Industrial organization management
  • Technical drawing II

 

Even when the school day’s done, Lameck’s not — this is often when his creative fun begins. Lameck a student by day, poet by night. Read one of his works, published at this link, and featured here. It’s titled My Fate.

MY FATE

Today I stopped to talk and walk.

Neither thought,

Away back where the old days are- when I call them best;

I’ve got the notion that today is as happy,

As lively as I am.

As any past of mine, and so full of energy.

The next day will be as bright, and as full of delight.

My Fate shall come rolling

My fortune is worth my input.

Because I’m discrete,

I’m Lahm, I don’t loose,

I don’t falter.

And, I don’t tire


MOI UNIVERSITY.

See a glimpse of Lameck’s world. Though these are not photos of Lameck, it’s the buildings, streets, even people he may see every day at Moi University.

A FAMILY TO CALL “HOME.”

Before Lameck became a university student, he was a son, a brother, and a friend to many at the Baba Nyumbani micro community. When he leaves school for breaks and holidays, this is where he returns, this is  the family who welcomes him. Within the community Lameck is part of Beth Mbugua’s family — see their family photo below.


FAMIL
Y STORIES.

Stay connected to Lameck’s family back at Baba Nyumbani with these glimpses of life at home.

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PASSING THOUGHTS.

Take a moment to send a short message to Lameck. As an Empower Partner, you get to enter into a relationship with Lameck as he walks through his time in university and into adulthood. That’s a pretty unusual opportunity! Take advantage of the space below to share a thought, message of encouragement, or ask a question.  Our field team will share your words with Lameck and work with him to send a response.

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