Celebrating African Graduates at Umoja Black Graduation Celebrations at ISU


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Celebrating African Graduates at Umoja Black Graduation Celebrations at ISU
Celebrating African Graduates at Umoja Black Graduation Celebrations at ISU

Filled with pride and accomplishment, both beneficiaries of The KENYA Airlift Program and other black graduates came together at Illinois State University’s Umoja Black Graduation Celebrations, united in a spirit of unity and triumph. This exceptional event, held before the main graduation ceremony, served as a resounding testament to the remarkable achievements of these graduates.

With an air of eager anticipation and excitement, the room transformed into a special haven of joyous celebration and empowerment. The ceremony not only highlighted individual accomplishments but also underscored the collective strength of the black community. It served as a reminder of the immense potential and talent that exists within this community, and how their achievements contribute to the larger narrative of progress and empowerment.

By actively providing guidance, support and opportunities, The KENYA Airlift Program is empowering young, talented students to fulfill their American dream of pursuing IT-related master’s degrees. This support equips them with the necessary tools to make a profound impact, elevating Africa’s prominence on the global stage.

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 www.kenyaairliftprogram.com

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.


Celebrating African Graduates at Umoja Black Graduation Celebrations at ISU

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