Low grade scored in final exams does not make you a failure
SEE ALSO :Pay lecturers their dues promptly“Whenever I meet someone who didn’t perform so well in their examinations, I encourage them that that is not the end of their story,” says Janet. After graduation, Janet did an internship at the Kenyatta Hospital for a year before joining Aga Khan University Hospital. It is while working at Aga Khan Hospital that she met an agent who was recruiting nurses to go to the United States. She grabbed the opportunity and raised Sh20,000 from her mother required for the application process. As fate would have it, however, her travel plans were halted when she fell pregnant and got married in May 2003 at five months pregnant. This, however, did not deter her from chasing her dreams overseas. Light at the end of the tunnel
SEE ALSO :Learn to package yourself earlyAnother issue that Janet points out is that the Kenyan education is quite limiting for the young generation where those considered the crème de la crème are absorbed in the universities and the rest are branded as failures, unlike America where young people begin the process of self-actualisation very early on in life. “Young Kenyans ask about scholarships, university admissions and community colleges. They know that even if they didn’t make it as per the Kenyan standards, there is another world that will accommodate them,” she says. Additionally, Janet believes that she made the trip to Kenya at an opportune time to meet her thousands of social media followers to familiarise with their needs on a personal level. She applauds Facebook and other social media platforms that have given her a voice and an avenue to voice her experiences. On a single day, Janet interacts with thousands of people majority being students from local universities and other institutions of higher learning who dream of pursing their career overseas. “I have been doing this for the last three years. Initially, I use to respond to an about 50 people but the number increased to an average of 500 daily,” she says. [email protected]
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