From Kirinyaga to Michigan in Pursuit of The American Dream
John Munene from a small village in Kirinyaga is filled with gratitude for the chance to pursue his American dreams and create a better future for himself and his family. The Kenya Airlift Program opened this door, guided and supported him through the entire process which he admits it was not easy.
He expresses gratitude towards program for providing him with the golden opportunity to broaden his horizons and is thankful for the support and resources provided through the program.
By navigating the challenges of studying and living in a foreign country, beneficiaries of the program develop resilience, adaptability, and a sense of self-reliance that will serves them well throughout their lives. John’s journey to pursue his master’s degree in the United States has been a transformative experience that has set him on a path towards a bright and successful future in corporate America and back in Kenya.
This video provides more insights on the same.
This article is brought to your courtesy of The KENYA Airlift Program.
The KENYA Airlift Program is an award-winning initiative that helps brilliant Kenyan Students achieve the dream of studying in the US regardless of their financial background.
The program was founded in late 2018 by US-based education & technology consultant Bob Mwiti in collaboration with a Member of County Assembly of Meru Hon. Dennis Kiogora popularly referred to as DMK.
The program’s mission is achieved through key partnership with MPOWER Financing as the official lending partner for unsecured student loans that cover both tuition and living expenses, partnership with universities in US where the program negotiates tuition fee waivers and scholarships, partnership with The Airlift Sacco to help finance students’ relocation expenses and partnership with Qatar Airways who offer discounted relocation air tickets to the students.
The program only accommodates ambitious and incredibly talented Kenyans who are willing to take a leap of faith in joining the tech industry by studying STEM or business-related master’s programs.
This award-winning program is trying to fix three major challenges Kenyan Students face in their quest to study in America, namely:
- Acquiring funding for relocation, tuition and living expenses.
- Finding well-paying jobs after graduation
- Acquiring permanent residency in America after graduation
The program is divided into two options; regular and parallel, which are based on the student’s academic qualifications and financial capabilities.
Regular student’s academic requirement is a B plain mean grade in KCSE with a B plain in Mathematics or Physics and a second class division in undergraduate, whereas Parallel students’ academic requirements is a C+ mean grade in KCSE and a second class division in undergraduate.
The program has an active membership of about 2000 students, and as of January 2023, the program has seen over 200 students relocate since inception, to study at various top State Universities in the US, with many more currently in the relocation pipeline.
The program has official working relationship with top Universities in North America namely:
- The University of Alabama in Huntsville
- Grand valley State University
- South Dakota State University
- Indiana University of Pennsylvania
- Missouri State University
If you are interested in joining this fantastic program, please apply today by visiting our website at www.kenyaairliftprogram.com
For any further inquiries, you can also visit our head office in Nairobi at Muthaiga Square, 3rd Floor suite 311 on Thika Road opposite Muthaiga Police Station or you can give us a call at 0721-263-977.