Despite the potential in the Blue Economy Sector, seafaring courses continue to attract very little interest, and even less from female students, more so from my home county of Kilifi. To make matters worse, the Coast region is also ravaged by the scourge of drug abuse among the youth.
I started my journey at the Bandari Maritime Academy in 2019 where I came face-to-face with several challenges. The journey into the world of seafaring would not have been able without the enabling hand from HELB, which has reduced the financial burden on her parents.
I used to love making paper boats when I was young, and I am happy to be here at Academy. A course like nautical Science requires a lot of hands-on training and I enjoy going for practicals.