Introducing Cynthia Naiyoma – our latest International Student
Cynthia Naiyoma began a Bachelor of Nursing at the University Technology Sydney(UTS) in February while still living in Kenya. Her studies are supported by a scholarship from the Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion at UTS.
In her first semester Cynthia will complete 2 subjects, as directed by the faculty. Her classes & tutorials run from 2 – 8am Nairobi time, 3 mornings each week with regular assignments and quizzes. So far the course content is largely familiar to Cynthia as she had already completed part of a nursing degree at St Paul’s University in Nairobi. However she has found that the speed of learning is much faster in Australia and the use of videos and tutorials means she feels that the subjects are coming to life much more than they did at St Pauls.
Cynthia is living in shared accommodation in Nairobi, so she is safe and has everything she needs to attend classes and study. This would not have been possible if she lived at home where there is no electricity for lights or internet access. Cynthia is currently in lockdown due to the latest Covid outbreak.
Women for Change and Kakenya’s Dream await approval of Cynthia’s Australian Visa application. We plan to bring her to Sydney as soon as possible.
Cynthia has prepared a video to introduce herself. View video