While most of students depend on their parents or guardians for almost everything, Amos Muteti a form four student in Kyevaluki Secondary school, Machakos County, single handedly pays for his own school fees. In 2018, Amos was trained as a SEAL by I Choose Life – Africa and he decided to use the lessons he had learnt to access employment gain economic independence.
Since the youth of today lack employability and entrepreneurship skills to either create their own jobs or become employable, SEALs are imparted with knowledge on entrepreneurial and economic empowerment skills in order to improve their life outcomes. “During the trainings there were sessions about idea generation, inspiration and 21st Century skills which shed a lot of light on entrepreneurship and I decided to brainstorm on something that I could do to generate income.” Amos said during the interview
Like every other successful entrepreneur, Amos did not stop at online academic writing, he continued to challenge himself to think of other income generating avenues that he could venture in. With time, he decided to create his own blog that would leverage on advertisements. He once leveraged his blog including his social media profile to sell a car and got Kshs 15,000 as his commission. With that money he bought a printer and started a cyber and photocopying business where he employed one person to manage it “. As we speak, the business is doing well and I am in a position to comfortably pay my school fees including supplementing our household income.”
Amos is currently the chairperson of the SEALs club in his school and not only has he shown improvement in his entrepreneurial skills but also in his academics as well.