Chukista struggled in the traditional academic track in secondary school but has found her calling with vocational training. In 2011, Chukista graduated first in her class of mechanical electrical technicians at St. Anthony Vocational Training Center in Musoma. Chukista recalls: “I had nowhere to go and nothing to do because my exam results were not good at all. But now I have a 100% chance to get a good job after completing my electrical training.”
Chukista was recently selected through a competitive application process to study computers and graphic design through the Nairobits program, also in Musoma, and her counselors describe her as a “very hardworking girl who is happy in her studies”.