I was born as a 2nd child in a family of 5 children. I hail from Lamu County, Lamu West sub-county and Mpeketoni Ward. My father and the mother work as casuals in a quarry in Mpeketoni each earning kshs.150 per day totaling to kshs. 300 per day. This amount was not sufficient to cater for all the family needs and i was forced to start doing manual jobs like farming, fetching water for pay in the evening after school. My patience and hard work enabled me to sustain myself in school and was able to complete form 4 in 2016 and despite all the difficulties i was able to score a D minus. I really wanted to continue with my studies in college but there was no one to support me as my parents could not raise college fee.
I kept praying to God to open doors for me to continue with my studies and also continued doing the manual jobs. Lucky for me in January 2017 I was informed by his friends that Cap-yei was enrolling students for free technical courses. I attended an interview in February 2017 and was successfully enrolled in Cap-yei and was taken to the Electrical class after course allotment. I combined with three of my friends where we rented a one roomed house in Lamu charging kshs. 2,000 per month each of them contributing kshs.500 a month, this is what enabled me to persevere and complete my course successfully.
Life skills training for two weeks made me bolder and stronger and focused. This enabled me to successfully tackle any hurdles that were pulling me down from his past life and he was able to fully concentrate in the Electrical course. While in train- ing he was able to gain hands on experience and practical experience through practical sessions in class, theory sessions, mentorship sessions, guidance and counseling sessions, IYLDP (Individual Youth Learning Development Plan), field visits , exposure visits (At Kenya Power and King Fahad Hospital), on the job training and work readiness sessions(like mock interviews, C.V and Application Letter writing.) All the above mentioned sessions made me enjoy his Electrical class and he never missed any session as there were ice breakers and games from time to time. He successfully graduated on 24th October 2017.
I want to further my studies in the near future and become more knowledgeable. i also want to work so hard, so that one day i may be in a top managerial position. i was able to refer Gidraph Thiongo an Electrical student in batch 2 to his boss at low sea who in turn employed Gidraph. Kungu is continuing to inspire more young men and ladies to enroll and train at cap-yei.
Below are photos while undertaking work and also a photo Gidraph Thiongo the batch 2 Electrical student whomi referred to Low Sea Electricals for employment. Lastly, I give a lot of thanks to GIZ, NORAD, UK-AID and European Union for sponsoring these courses in Lamu which gave him an opportunity to continue with his studies. I am also grateful to Cap-yei for the training I have received.
I am now an Electrical Technician at Low Sea Electricals which is a contracting firm working under Kenya power installing Electricity in peoplesʼ houses in Mpeketoni within Lamu where i first started as an attaché and was able to secure an employ- ment position due to his dedication and commitment and strong and positive character earning between 500 kenya shillings per day.
What has made me strong and better is the kind of training, guidance and counsel- ing and life skills training that i got from Cap-yei. As an employee at Low Sea Electricals enabled so many people get Electrical connection to their premises. Some of my clients are parents who have their students currently studying at Cap-yei. These parents recently during a parents meeting, openly praised me saying that before Peter was employed at Low Sea they were being asked to pay Kshs. 4,000 for Electrical connection, but Peter has enlightened them that they should only be paying Kshs. 2,000, which they are now paying. This honesty from Peter has attracted so many parents from Mpeketoni who want their children to also be trained at Cap-yei so that they can be impacted with these skills and good personal traits.