Attending an elite college in the United States was not something Elijah imagined as a young boy. He grew up in a remote area at the heart of Meru County in Eastern Kenya and has gone through insurmountable challenges to be the first in his family to get a university education. After joining the Wings to Fly programme and scoring a straight A in the KCSE examination and becoming the top boy in Meru County, Elijah joined ELP’s College Counseling Programme and gained a full scholarship to Amherst College in the United States.

He plans to study Economics and Computer Science. He hopes to use the knowledge he gains to contribute to Kenya and Africa’s economic growth and technological advancement and be able to see Africa rise beyond its challenges in his lifetime.