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Why Kenyan students in US aren’t doing as well as their Indian counterparts

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BY BOB MWITI

If you relocated to USA from Kenya like me as a student, you very well know there is nothing like student loans from financial institutions in Kenya for people who want to come and study in USA…right?

You very well know that sometimes families have to do fundraisers to help raise college tuition for those coming to study abroad..Right?

BUT…………………..,

Did you know that most Indian students come to study in USA using student loans acquired while back in their country?…and are able to repay the same easily because they end up getting very well paying Jobs here in America especially in IT sector, whereas we struggle to find good jobs.

Did you also know that most Indian students know that they would become highly paid IT consultants making 6 figure salaries before they even land in USA?

Did you also know that majority of Indian students get immigration papers through employment whereas very very few Kenyan students are able to do the same?

I came to USA as a master’s student and I must say I have been very very lucky I never fell out of status as an Immigrant in this country.

BUT that is not usually the case to so many of us who come to this country as international students.

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Today there are thousands and thousands of international students who came to USA like me but are currently residing here without any proper documentation and struggling to find good Jobs.

Since becoming an employer, I have had a lot of people come to me for counsel on Jobs & Immigration matters after falling out of status.

All the time, I have often felt helpless when someone is already out of status.

One of the MAJOR reasons why a lot of our students fall out of status is because they drop out of school for lack of finances to pay for their college tuition.

BUT did you know that there are private lenders out there that partner with some universities to provide international students with unsecured loans even before they set foot in USA?

Did you know that you can get up to $50,000 as international student loan without any collateral before you even set foot in USA?

A lot of people do not know about this!

Through Appstec America’s partnership with ABEDS Sacco, we came up with the KENYA AIRLIFT PROGRAM to address this need for our brilliant Kenyan brothers and sisters who wish to study in USA.

Through this amazing program, we are trying to solve this huge problem that a lot of students in our community face. i.e access to college education in USA, access to International student loans, graduate assistant-ship, student visa denials & other immigration matters, Job placement services after graduation among others.

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This program is for those wishing to study masters degree in IT and scored at least a B+ in KCSE combined with a 2nd class upper division.

If you know anyone who you think may be interested in relocating to USA a student and who you think may be a good fit for this, please share with them this information.

Information is power!!

For inquiries please reach out to us on;
813-573-5619 ext 402
scholars@appstecamerica.com

 

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Kenyan Woman in the Diaspora Found Dead in Her Room

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Dorene Wangare, a 36-year-old Kenyan was found dead in her room in Qatar on Wednesday morning.

This, according to her family, was barely two months after she moved to the Gulf nation.

According to Wangare’s mobrother , she traveled to Qatar in November last year and was optimistic the job she had landed there would help her earn enough money to support her two kids. Her son, 14, is a Form Two student while her eight-year-old daughter is in Class Three.

“She was the family breadwinner and would come to our rescue whenever the landlord locked us out due to accumulated rent arrears,” said Mable Masitsa, the deceased’s mother.

When thirty-six-year-old Dorine Wangare bade her family goodbye to travel to Qatar in November last year, she knew her dream of helping her poor mother and siblings had finally come true.

The mother of two was excited at the prospect of working in the Middle East country according to her follower brother, Reinhard Mwangi. Little did Dorine know that that was her last goodbye to her family.Dorine was optimistic the job she had landed in Qatar would earn her enough money to help her support her son, 14 and daughter 8, who are in Form Two and class three respectively.

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“She was the family breadwinner and would come to our rescue whenever the landlord locked us out due to accumulated rent arrears,” said Mable Masitsa, the deceased’s mother. According to Ms Masitsa, her daughter never thought her journey to the Middle East would be her last with family.Dorine died in Qatar on Tuesday night moments after she had a long chat with her mother and the brother leaving her family with many unanswered questions even as they await a postmortem report.

Dorine Wangare (standing second right) before she left for Qatar. She was found dead in her room on Wednesday morning. [Courtesy]

“Dorine called inquiring about school fees for her two children and other items required in school so that she could budget for them. The news of her death came as a shock. I cannot believe my daughter left us in such a mysterious way,” said Ms Masitsa.A somber mood engulfed their home at Shitawa in the outskirts of Kakamega town with family, friends and church members condoling with Ms Masitsa.“I talked to my sister until late into the night. She told me it was too cold in Qatar and she had been forced to put on two sweaters and a pair of trousers.

I told her to stay indoors and that was the last communication I had with Dorine,” recalled Mr Mwangi.According to Mwangi, the sister developed some complications whenever the weather was too cold.“She was allergic to cold weather. A friend of hers said she opted to use a Jiko in her room where she would be discovered dead on Wednesday morning.”Dorine’s Kenyan friends in Qatar have been updating the family on how things have been progressing since the death of their kin.However, Ms Masitsa and her son are at loss on how they will facilitate the transportation of the body from Qatar to Kenya.“We don’t have anywhere to run to for help.

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Dorine was supposed to send money for rent, food and school fees but death took her away, it is a pity to imagine we might not be able to see her body anytime soon,” she said.  The family is appealing to the national government to help them have the body airlifted from Qatar to Kisumu.“It will be easy for us to make arrangements to have the body ferried here even though we face the dilemma of where to bury her,” said Mwangi.It was not the first time Dorine had travelled to the Middle East in search of greener pastures.She first spent at least four years in Saudi Arabia where her employer tortured her before returning home.The deceased adds to the growing list of Kenyans who endure suffering in the quest for employment opportunities in the Middle East.

-Agencies

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UPDATE: The late Eric Mwangi Thumbi of Atlanta to be buried this Sunday

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We’d like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to each of you for standing with the Thumbi family after the promotion to glory of Eric Mwangi. God bless you for your continuing prayers, encouragement and financial gifts!

The Funeral Service will be held Sunday Jan 19th starting at 2pm at West Cobb Funeral Home.
Address: 2480 Macland Rd, Marietta, GA 30064

Mwangi will be laid to rest afterwards at 3pm at Kennesaw Memorial Park.
Address: 1306 Whitlock Ave NW, Marietta, GA 30064

Eric was a beloved son to Elder Gathara Thumbi and Apostle Nyambura Thumbi .
Brother to Malkia Mumbi Hornsby, Anthony Mwangi Thumbi, Anne Wangui Thumbi , Mumbi Rehema Thumbi and Muthoni Wangui Thumbi. Brother in love to Kazha Hornsby, and Hannah Nyambura Mwangi . Uncle to Makena Hornsby. He rested on Tuesday Evening 1/7/2020 .

God bless you!

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SPONSORED: Achieving affordable homes made easy with Optiven

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Building your own home is an extremely fulfilling experience.

Many Kenyans prefer building their homes as opposed to buying ready-made ones.

This explains why other homeownership options like mortgages are stand at a pale 26, 000 against a population of over 23 million adults.

Essentially, this popular option of building a home, involves buying a plot of land and then literally getting involved in the process of building a quality home.

Determining the architectural design, the facilities of your home, the space that each of them will occupy and vetting the right architect, structural engineer, and contractor is imperative in this process.

Procuring quality building materials for your home will be an essential part of your home building process.

 

 

Concrete materials will always be one of the areas that can either shoot your building cost or literally bring it down, depending on the options that you take.

As you envision to come up with your dream home, there is someone who is working day and night to make sure that you get the best concrete products for your construction:

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Website: https://www.optiven.co.ke/construction/

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