Mark Omondi’s Uncut Story of his Relentless Journey to Obtain a Visa


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Mark Omondi's Uncut Story of his Relentless Journey to Obtain a Visa
Mark Omondi’s Uncut Story of his Relentless Journey to Obtain a Visa

Mark Omondi’s transformative journey began with a simple advert that caught his eye while scrolling through Facebook. Intrigued by the opportunity to pursue his American dream, he embarked on a path that would change his life forever.

Determined to make his dream a reality, he immediately began researching The KENYA Airlift Program’s requirements and the universities he was interested in. Recognizing what this choice meant for him, he diligently prepared for the GMAT exam, fully aware that it would serve as a crucial step towards achieving his goal which he passed.

His story is one of perseverance, determination, and resilience. His journey to obtain a visa was not an easy one, but he refused to give up on his dream of studying abroad. Despite facing two denials and an administrative issue, he persisted and kept trying until he finally obtained a visa. He is now studying at the University of Louisville through program, and he says that giving up would have halted his dreams.

His story is particularly relevant in today’s fast-paced and often uncertain world. With so many challenges and obstacles to overcome, it can be easy to get discouraged and give up on our dreams. Furthermore, Mark’s experience highlights the importance of having a support system in place. Throughout his journey, he was fortunate to have the support of his family, and our program which guided him throughout this rigorous process. Without their encouragement and assistance, he may not have been able to overcome the challenges he faced.

This article is brought to your courtesy of The KENYA Airlift Program

The KENYA Airlift Program is an award-winning initiative that helps brilliant Kenyan Students achieve the dream of studying in the US regardless of their financial background.

The program was founded in late 2018 by US-based education & technology consultant Bob Mwiti in collaboration with a Member of County Assembly of Meru Hon. Dennis Kiogora popularly referred to as DMK.

The program’s mission is achieved through key partnership with MPOWER Financing as the official lending partner for unsecured student loans that cover both tuition and living expenses, partnership with universities in US where the program negotiates tuition fee waivers and scholarships, partnership with The Airlift Sacco to help finance students’ relocation expenses and partnership with Qatar Airways who offer discounted relocation air tickets to the students.

The program only accommodates ambitious and incredibly talented Kenyans who are willing to take a leap of faith in joining the tech industry by studying STEM or business-related master’s programs.

This award-winning program is trying to fix three major challenges Kenyan Students face in their quest to study in America, namely:

  • Acquiring funding for relocation, tuition and living expenses.
  • Finding well-paying jobs after graduation
  • Acquiring permanent residency in America after graduation

The program is divided into two options; regular and parallel, which are based on the student’s academic qualifications and financial capabilities.

Regular student’s academic requirement is a B plain mean grade in KCSE with a B plain in Mathematics or Physics and a second class division in undergraduate, whereas Parallel students’ academic requirements is a C+ mean grade in KCSE and a second class division in undergraduate.

The program has an active membership of about 2000 students, and as of January 2023, the program has seen over 200 students relocate since inception, to study at various top State Universities in the US, with many more currently in the relocation pipeline.

The program has official working relationship with top Universities in North America namely:

  • The University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Grand valley State University
  • South Dakota State University
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Missouri State University

If you are interested in joining this fantastic program, please apply today by visiting our website at

For any further inquiries, you can also visit our head office in Nairobi at Muthaiga Square, 3rd Floor suite 311 on Thika Road opposite Muthaiga Police Station or you can give us a call at 0721-263-977.


Mark Omondi’s Uncut Story of his Relentless Journey to Obtain a Visa


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