Kelvin Ngure


My name is Kelvin Ngure. I am from Nairobi, Kenya. I have lived in the Dandora slums for the better part of my life, reveling daily in the bustle of the area – a fruit hawker here, a mutura grill there, and a scrap metal dealer to haggle with. I love Dandora because there is never a dull moment.

I speak English, Kikuyu and Swahili. I intend to major in Computer Engineering at Penn State. From interning as a software developer in Nairobi working with frameworks such as Laravel, Cordova, and Spring – to working on solo projects, I have enjoyed working with computers. I appreciate how almost all our daily tasks can be entrusted to computers with great results.

My hobbies include singing, Quora, dancing, and Tennis.

With the knowledge acquired from my degree, I plan to work in various parts of Africa, combining my interest in banking with IT to innovate in various sectors of the economy and play my part in bolstering the economic prosperity of my people.

The faith the Bostiber Foundation has in me is the same faith that motivates me to be a successful scholar. I have faith that regardless of my humble beginnings, I can carve my future and that of fellow Kenyans. The Botstiber Scholars Program has given me a life changing scholarship that has exposed me to innovative ways of thinking and put me among really smart people.