At Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, friends and family gathered to bid farewell to a beneficiary of The KENYA Airlift Program whose journey was about to take a transformative turn. Sylvia Okwach, fueled by her determination and passion, stood on the brink of a new adventure as she embarked on a path that would lead her to the University of Delaware. Her pursuit of a Master’s degree in Business Analytics and Information Management marked a significant milestone in her life, one that promised to unlock doors she had long dreamt of accessing.
Sylvia’s journey was not merely about earning a master’s degree; it was about seizing every opportunity that came her way. With an unwavering enthusiasm, she was ready to embrace the challenges that lay ahead. Leaving behind the familiar landscapes of her home country, she was poised to dive into a realm of new experiences, cultures, and perspectives. The University of Delaware would not only equip her with academic prowess but also nurture her personal growth, fostering resilience and adaptability.
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 two major challenges Kenyan Students face in their quest to study in America, namely:
Financing and career support
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.