Peter Kamau Kanini born on 14.05. 1989 the second of five children. Peter attended school and graduated, with a C in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education.
Peter’s passion was in computers but he lacked the funds and his mother (a single parent) could not afford to put him through the training. Although she worked tirelessly at the local ballast quarry, the work was poorly paid and intermittent and often she couldn’t make ends meet. She struggled to put Peter and his brothers through secondary school and the family did not always have enough food to eat.
With the help of both a sponsorship and IT equipment from Computers 4 Africa; Peter attended AIC Naivasha Polytechnic where he completed an IT training course. Within three months Peter had a teaching job at Branden Junior School as a IT teacher. The students ages range between seven to 13 years old. Peter earns Kshs. 7,000 a month, the equivalent of £52.90 per month.
The IT training sponsored by Computers 4 Africa has broken the poverty cycle for Peter and his family. As an employed teacher Peter is able to support his mother financially. The family eat three meals a day and have sufficient money for school materials for Peter’s younger brothers.