My name is Stella Onyango (low vision disability) from Kibera. Below is my story on the impact Gifted Community Centre -GCC has made in my life. In 2019, courtesy of GCC, I joined St. Charles Lwanga a vocational institute where I enrolled in fashion design. The programme took one year. GCCs assessment exercise helped me choose the right course which I pursued till the end.
Stella’s Impact Story
At the Institution there were class representatives in each department. They were assigned to represent and even delegate duties among the students to ensure the smooth running of the Institution.
We were all expected to conform to the institution’s rules. Some of the assigned duties were cleaning of the dining hall, doing dishes and even making cowpeas. This gave us a sense of responsibilities among the students and instilled teamwork.
I managed to get a pass in fashion and design grade 3. With the skills acquired, I managed to secure a contract to make masks during the COVID period.