Amboseli Institute of Hospitality & Technology
This month has been quite good. We are still provided with assignments, and the end of semester exams were sent in our school portal where we did the exams, now waiting for the results. The school introduced online studies where we are given assignments, recipes and announcements.Read more
I am using this time to focus on my studies by studying on the internet and revising my books. This year, I am supposed to sit for my end of course exams after doing my attachment. This final exam will determine if I will graduate or not and thereby finish my certificate course. My exams will have to be booked and paid for early in advance. If I pass my exams, I would really love to continue with my Diploma course. This increases the chances of me getting a good job in one of the biggest hotels around the world. I am learning new recipes every day, and this prepares me for the future. I love cooking with passion, and it is up to me to do everything so that it fits in the industry. When this pandemic ends, I will resume my studies in the industry where I will have to learn more under a supervision of managers. I will get job experience and learn more about hospitality. This is a new phase in my life, and I am looking forward to putting more effort into it.
I have not been participating in any activities in my community due to the current situation. I just do exercise at home and sometimes make beads on my free time. I run every day in the mornings since it is a part of handball exercise, and it is also healthy.
This month has been tough due to the current pandemic. Life has been hard since my parents have to stay at home without going to work. They only do laundry for people once in a while in order to earn a living. My dad is a driver in one of the schools. Since the schools are closed, he no longer works. He only waits for a call once in a while to get something to do and earn a living too. When I see that things like this happen, it motivates me to work harder so that I can raise my family from poverty one day.
I am proceeding well with mentorship and my mentor taught me to always think of the brighter side even when days are tough, and this is what have been making me strong after seeing all this happening to my family and more so my community. I am grateful for my health and well-being of my family. I hope that things will go back to the way they were before.
Since COVID-19, the life in the slums is not easy. Some people here do not take the measures that the government wants, some are ignorant, and some cannot afford items such as sanitizers and clean water to keep us clean. I can tell you that the slums life with COVID-19 is not easy and as you can see in the news; Kibera is becoming a red zone for the pandemic.
This current situation has given me a depression and I overthink, but I am grateful for my mentor who has been helping me through this.