Caxton Musyimi is a CPA Section 2 1 student in the School of Accountancy. He is studying at the University because members of the Community Outreach Program (COP) came together to pay his fees.
Caxton lives in Kibera. Upon finishing Primary School, he joined a secondary school in Kitui District. Unfortunately, his father lost his job and he could not pay school fees for Caxton. So Caxton came back to study in the slum.
He joined John Paul II Mixed Secondary School in Kibera. As a result of his excellent performance in KCPE (Kenya Certificate of Primary Education), he was awarded a scholarship by COP and was able to finish High School in 2008.
Strathmore students give motivational talks at the School. COP members also facilitate the donation of books, and awarding of scholarships at the school.
After high school, Caxton received help from a good Samaritan to take a Certificate Course in Computer Applications. He was interested in the University’s programmes and came for an interview and was admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management.
“I went to the school and interviewed him, and he fulfilled the conditions we needed to give him a scholarship: he was needy and bright,” said Mr Fenuel Kalulu, one of the Administrators of COP.
“I talked to the students to raise money for him, because his scholarship was not expected budgeted for,” Mr Kalulu said.
Caxton was determined to get to the University. So he started studying accountancy on his own. He passed the KATC (Kenya Accounting Technician Certificate) examination and joined the CPA Section 2 class in the University this year, after COP raised the KShs 27,000 tuition fee for his first semester.
He borrowed more money for other expenses such as the examination fees, and now he can proudly say: For this semester everything has been paid!”
By Rafa Marti
|Im proud of you c.o.p. You make strathmore proud!!!!
Comment made on 2011-03-10 08:25:31
|Great work COP! I'm inspired by this story...Caxton, your determination will take you places!!|
Comment made on 2011-03-10 09:00:44
|we help others and surely God will reward us.a wishing him all the best in his studies an d thank all the people who paid for his fees|
Comment made on 2011-03-10 10:34:03
|jonathan c k|
|I personally acknowledge the good work of COP. Keep it up.God bless COP as it continues making hearts smile.|
Comment made on 2011-03-10 22:16:34
|Making hearts smile i believe it does .Hurrar COP BIG UP TO ALL MY FELLOW COP MEMBERS
Comment made on 2011-03-10 22:37:42
|Thank you very much COP.Am really proud of you guys.It's because of you that hearts are smiling n the hopeless are becoming hopeful|
Comment made on 2011-03-10 23:42:09
|KUDOS C.O.P. for your help to a brother in need|
Comment made on 2011-03-11 00:11:48
|Wow! I hope more could be said and done with regards to the degree programmes. Kudos COP!|
Comment made on 2011-03-11 02:00:51
|Congrats COP!Prayers work!AM TOUCHED!Caxton, You will 100% make it!These are life's ups and downs!REM;A GOLDEN MIND STOOPS NOT TO SHOWS OF DROSS!!!|
Comment made on 2011-03-11 03:44:05
|wonderful act of mercy|
Comment made on 2011-03-11 04:02:29
|making hearts smile!!!|
Comment made on 2011-03-11 06:30:45
|This shows us how we can appreciate the value in others. Its good to be mentioned in the successes of someone. Keep up COP.|
Comment made on 2011-03-11 06:42:53
|God bless Caxton.God bless C.O.P.God bless Strathmore.|
Comment made on 2011-03-11 07:58:19
|Good work cop,God rewards generous people.|
Comment made on 2011-03-12 01:34:21
|Bravo COP you have made an HEART SMILE!|
Comment made on 2011-03-13 23:43:59
|Thanks for lighting more candles|
Comment made on 2011-03-14 05:27:18
|Caxton, you are unique. Use the opportunity well. all the best.|
Comment made on 2011-03-14 07:21:50
|aluta continua to the COP.|
Comment made on 2011-03-14 07:45:36
|Well done COP. Keep it up!!|
Comment made on 2011-03-15 01:18:15
|Dear COP members!Thank you for your kindness to keep this boy among us. I met him in 2008 and its been a good number of years now. I have a strong believe that COP not only makes hearts smile but also keeps individuals live by a good example. I now hope that Caxton can be a good asset in the COP team.|
Comment made on 2011-03-15 04:18:45
|The vigour in you Caxton explains all your determination. God bless each of your efforts. thumbs up to cop for making that heart smile.|
Comment made on 2011-03-16 05:25:40