Meet Rose, a Graduate from Generation Kenya

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Meet Rose, a Graduate from Generation Kenya

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Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 9:00am

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Rose joined Generation Kenya in August 2015. After graduation she got a job as an insurance salesperson with Britam.

Generation stood with me

“Soon after I joined Generation, the worst happened – I lost my mother, the pillar of our family. I felt all hope was lost. But the Generation family stood with me and helped me restore hope. I will forever be grateful.”

New skills for work

“I am very grateful to Generation for teaching me stress management. I am now able to handle very high pressure at work and still remain calm and pleasant. I also learned persistence – not giving up, and staying focused on my goals.”

Teach a woman to fish

“Before joining Generation, I sold fish at my aunt’s stall in Kangemi Market. Selling insurance is different – but thanks to Generation, I’ve had a lot of success. With one client, I’ve sold policies worth millions of shillings. That’s a big fish!”

Changing young people’s lives

“Generation has changed my life, and helped me support and educate my three younger siblings. I would like to be a Generation ambassador in the community, to help many other youth change their lives as well. I have a society to enlighten!”
 

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Keywords: Education | Britam | Kenya | McKinsey Social Initiative | Training | generation | skills gap | skills training | unmeployment | youth employment | youth unemployment

CAMPAIGN: Generation Stories

CONTENT: Blog