THE JOURNEY TO ADULTHOOD
HORIZON EMPOWER PROGRAM
Kitale National Polytechnic
THE JOURNEY CONTINUES
Kitale National Polytechnic, Kitale, Kenya
Pauline, April 2020. Her last year of schooling before going to university.
PAULINE’S PATH TO EMPOWERMENT.
Pauline’s on her way to a life she’s dreamed of —
and a key part of that dream is helping others.
“If I could do anything with my future, it would be to be there for those who were there for me when I needed them the most.”
This emphasis on community balances with Pauline’s desire to be self-employed,
one key reason she’s pursuing accounting. Pauline is passionate about business,
and is excited to have a career that allows her to manage her own time. This is empowerment in action!
A FAMILY TO CALL “HOME.”
Before Pauline became a university student, she was a daughter, a sister, and a friend to many at the Baba Nyumbani micro community. When she returns for breaks and holidays, this is the family who welcomes her. Within the community Pauline is part of the Mbugua family — see their family photo below.
Stay connected to Pauline’s family back at Baba Nyumbani with these glimpses of life at home.
“Global Family Groups” will connect you with the other sponsors of the Gonzalez-Najera family. Confirm your interest and we will be in touch.
Be a force for change with your morning coffee by helping us build a more sustainable future for all our communities.
Take a moment to send a short message to Pauline. As an Empower Partner, you get to enter into a relationship with Pauline as she walks through her 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 Pauline and work with her to send a response.