I won the U.S Green Card lottery: Inspiring story of Fridah Nyakundi
Hailing from the foothills of Mount Kenya in Menga village, Fridah Mukuba’s life took a turn for the better with The KENYA Airlift Program’s Permanent Residents Program, Green Card Lottery option. Her happiness radiates from gaining US residency and embarking on a new adventure with her beloved family. Fridah’s journey began with a simple idea—an aspiration to visit the United States. Seizing the opportunity presented by the Green Card Lottery, their stars aligned at first attempt, marking the commencement of a new chapter.
At the heart of Fridah’s aspirations in her newfound American home is a deep-seated desire to advance her career and pursue a Ph.D. This personal pursuit extends to instilling in her children the transformative impact of education. The University of South Florida is Fridah’s top pick, aligning perfectly with her educational goals, aspirations, and offering the convenience of proximity. Nestled in the same city that will be their new home, it presents an ideal opportunity for a seamless integration of her academic pursuits and family life.
The successful settlement of Fridah and her family in Tampa, Florida, highlights the positive impact of the program’s support since many individuals fail to successfully transition after winning the green card, often due to a lack of understanding about the processes involved and financial constraints. This underscores the vital role that guidance and support play in facilitating a smooth and successful transition on the path toward achieving The American Dream.
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.
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 two major challenges Kenyan Students face in their quest to study in America, namely:
Financing and career support
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:
- University of Kentucky
- Indiana University of Pennsylvania
- Missouri State University
- University of Louisville
- University of Delaware
- Grand Valley State University
- South Dakota State University
- Temple University
- The University of Alabama in Huntsville
- Northeastern University Toronto & Vancouver, Canada
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.