My name is Kennedy Njoroge Mwangi, a student at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology main campus pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
I was privileged to get an opportunity for attachment at AfCiC in the Finance Department. My view of Accounting was that it was a purely numerical field where the profit-loss margins were the priority. My stay with AfCiC made me realize that there are real people impacted by financial decisions made, most of whom are vulnerable Children, women and communities that AfCiC works with.
During my time at AfCiC, I also got a chance to serve in other areas apart from my core area of competence. Working with the street-connected families was fulfilling and humbling since I got to witness first-hand the circumstances that face them and helped to alleviate these circumstances. Seeing a street-connected child transform and reclaim the potential that was getting lost while on the streets was very heartwarming.
I came to realize that investing in the family helps to secure the foundation of society and assures of a stable progressive society since the family is the basic building block of society. Although I faced various challenges since I had never worked with vulnerable population segments previously, they made me stronger and sharpened my focus and most importantly changed my mentality towards street children and realized that they need the care and support that every other child requires.