The computer class will help me move forward in my life

13/11/2019

Samuel Martine Naurori follows the computer class, when he is not hearding his father´s cattle.

Samuel Martine Naurori is 21 years old and from the Mararianta village close to the Karen Blixen Camp.

He completed his high school education in 2017 and he has been helping taking care of his father’s cattle since then.

“Even though I love our cattle and being out on the savannah together with my friends, I have bigger plans for my life” tells Samuel. His father supports his ambition. He heard about the Karen Blixen Camp Trust (KBCT) Educational Initiative and together with Samuel decided it was necessary for Samuel to get more additional skills to strengthen his chances of getting a job.

Samuel joined the KBCT computer class in January 2019 where he began studying basic computer skills, including “Introduction to Computers” to Microsoft programs such as Word, Access, PowerPoint and Excel. 

“I want to become a tour guide in the Maasai Mara” tells Samuel. He sees  great potential in bridging tourism and information technology.

“As a tour guide you have to be able to communicate with guests online, plan exciting tours, make budgets, send invoices and always be on top with the latest knowledge about the places you plan to visit with your guests.  For all of this you need to be able to work on a computer and use a range of programs” explains Samuel.

Since the start of the Tour Guiding school is in December, Samuel plans to benefit from the computer course until that time by looking for short-term jobs that require computer skills within the community. In addition, he plans to continue his help taking care of his father’s cattle whenever he is free.

“In our community many young people have problems getting higher education since most institutions are far off from where we live”, tells Samuel.  

“Having an educational opportunity close to our homes like the courses at Karen Blixen Camp Trust is of immense importance and helps improve our chances to move on for additional education and better jobs.”, comments Samuel.

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