LOOKING BACK…I LOOK FORWARD – #BeBoldForChange #IWD2017

 

Loise Kalekye - Far-right and other NairoBits alumnus

Loise Kalekye – Far-right and other NairoBits alumni

Looking back, I would never have thought that I would be the person I am today let alone have the title of a Software Development Specialist…Quite a title I must say. I come from a humble background and growing up came with its fair share of challenges and obstacles.  How was I able to overcome the obstacles and challenges? How did I manage to stay focused and reach where I am today? Well, here’s my story…

My name is Loise Kalekye a Nairobits alumnus. I graduated in 2015. I currently work as a Software Developer at Emomentum Interactive Systems, and IT Solutions Company. My job involves creating cutting edge IT solutions which are adopted by organizations in their day to day procedures. With the advancement and evolution of technology with each passing day, I constantly remind myself of the need to create and learn something new and exciting.

With the knowledge gained from the training I received at Nairobits, I have been able to work on a number of projects that have enhanced my skills and enabled me grow in my career. Some of the projects include: Nairobi City County digital migration for their online process in creating online forms and upgrading and supporting the process at Emomentum interactive systems limited; Worked as part of a team which built an HR app, Task Manager App and Boardroom App-all android mobile applications used by Emomentum internally- the boardroom app is on Google play store and the Governance Risk and compliance system (GRC), a web based application that enables organizations to automate processes surrounding Governance, Risk and Compliance.

Nairobits gave me a chance, equipped me with skills, built my confidence and above all imparted the knowledge I needed to enable me compete in the IT world.

From my experiences this far, I have learned a lot of lessons not just in IT but life as a whole. One of my most valuable lessons was and still remains: Undergoing training in technology is not about sitting behind a computer and writing the neatest or best code, it’s about passion, people and innovation. I have learned that I am my own brand ambassador; I have to put my brand in the market and convince potential buyers that I am worth the shot.

A piece of advice to youth especially a young lady who is afraid to take the first step towards achieving their goals and dreams…Experience is not what happens to you, it’s what you do with what happens to you.

In looking back at where I have come from, I look forward to where I am going because I know that I am destined for greatness thanks to NairoBits!

General Meeting; Digital Garage and Media Lab Parents Meeting 2017.

NairoBitsTrust was pleased to host parents and guardians of Digital Garage (IECE and FHOK) and Media Lab class (Koch Hope, CFK and Go Down). Parents and guardian play a vital role as stakeholders in our network of reaching the youth and making sure their future progress is in check during and after training.

The main agendas of the meeting were; general students’  progress after joining the new level of training, NairoBits new model of training  geared towards self-sustainability, the girls centre training model and funding phase, general question and answers and breakout session per centre.

NairoBits trainers  encouraged parents and guardians to be champions in helping their children source for opportunities as much as NairoBits  will always link the best students. The only way of doing so is by understanding NairoBits  program better.There will be a follow up meeting at the respective centers’ later in month.

Note: There is also a need for NairoBits to train parents on basic ICT skills that will enable them tap into new business opportunities for themselves.

parents7.jpg-18Kennedy Kioli;trainer at media lab explaining to the parents his roles as a trainer at NairoBits Trust  in Swahili.parents-5Martin Gathu; trainer at the media lab explaining  media lab fundamentals during the breakout session.parents-6-18

Stella Pamba;Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights Project officer explaining to parents on SRHR.parents6.jpg-9-18Parents following the proceeding of the meeting.bitsWilson Masaka;training coordinator answering parents questions.parents2-18Eli; trainer at IECE registering parents on arrival.parents3-18Emily Anyango;trainer at FHOK having a chat with parents on students welfare.parents4-18Dalton;a parent  from Carolina For Kibera  addressing his fellow  parents why it is important to be involved in their children welfare.