Goal Joseph Akongo
Goal has been a part of HYTES since it’s inception. In 2010, Goal becomes the country Representative for Kenya and has been actively helping HYTES since. Goal got his BA in Development Studies from Kampala International University. He is an alumni of Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Regional Leadership Center – East Africa. Goal was also a former Sub-County program Scout Commissioner and certified to deliver Coaching Young People for Success program by Life Business Consultancy. With more than 10 years of humanitarian experience Goal has worked in Kenya and South Sudan in Southern Blue Nile State, Maban Refugee camp, Abyei and Upper Nile State. Currently, Goal is the Country Safety and Security Officer for Humanitarian Organization in South Sudan while pursuing certification in Risk and Safety Management.
Over the years, Goal has developed a trusted working relationship with the following Nairobi schools: Good Samaritan, Dandora, Kamunyaka, Lambwe, Mwala Girls and Ogongo Mixed.
“We are going from hopeless to hopeful”
Joseph – Dandora Secondary School
“The impact will be felt for generations to come”
Charles Wanderi, Principal Good Samaritan
“The seed (education) will bear some fruit”
Merab Goro, Patron Dandora Secondary school
“I couldn’t let them down”
I am the last born in a polygamous family of three wives. My mother is the last wife and I am her
11th child. It was a great joy to our family when I scored 383 marks in my KCPE in the year 2006. However, the joy didn’t last for long because when I received my secondary school letter my parents could not afford to pay the school fees.
My aunt heard about the HYTES scholarship and encouraged me to apply and I was lucky to get the scholarship while in my second term in form 1. This relieved my mother of the tiresome work and gave her time to take care of the rest of the family. My studies up to form four were smooth and I managed to excel with a mean grade of A of 81 points. This earned to chance in a government university and a scholarship by equity group foundation. I pursued a bachelor’s of science degree in civil engineering and I graduated in the year 2016.
Currently, I am a practicing civil engineer and am forever grateful to HYTES scholarship because it has brought me to where I am today. I encourage on-going scholars to do their best in school and not worry about the future as God has a good plan for them. My passion in life is mentoring young people to be best they can be since the potential lies within them.