My name is Judith Ochola and I am a hardworking young lady who is very responsible, honest, reliable, and determined. As a leader, I believe that respect, integrity, teamwork and empowerment are both fundamental to any organization’s success. I have Diploma in Business Management from Kenya Polytechnic, a Certificate in Housekeeping and Laundry from the Kenya Utalii College, and a Certificate in Hospitality and Tourism from Whatcom Community College, Bellingham, WA. I am currently pursuing a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration.
I have a strong passion for girls and will always fight to ensure that they get equal opportunities, especially when it comes to education. I learned a lot through my own personal and I believe that my desire to change the lives of women will make a great difference in my community and contribute to the development of Kenya as a nation.
Having come from a community that does not recognize the importance of educating women, yet defeating the odds and pursuing my own education and international experience by being a recipient of the US department of State scholarship, I see the urgency of addressing the need for girl child education. The proverb that says, “If you educate a man, you educate only one person, but if you educate a woman, you educate a whole nation” is one I firmly believe in.
June 07, 2012 / Judith Ochola
Growing up the sixth child in a family of ten in a small village in Siaya County was not the positive experience that it should have been.
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