Obulala an Amani

Focus, hard work finally pays dividends

By INGONEWS Reporter, Surrey, July 20 2007
Fulton Shiundu graduated with a top class BSc on Thursday from Warwick University, one of the top ten universities in the UK. The first born son of Mr Juvenal and Mrs Rose Shiundu majored in Economics and scored an impressive 2:1 just a whisker the coveted 1st class degree. To celebrate the occasion, the proud parents threw a lively party in his honour at their residence in Surrey.

Fulton, 21, who already has a job offer with KPMG, the accountancy firm next year will in the meantime embark on a three-month internship programme with Rothschild, the Investment banker, in the mergers and acquisitions department.

Speaking to INGONEWS, Fulton revealed that in the medium term, he would like to do an MBA in Investment Banking with a top business school in the US preferably one in the Ivy League – Harvard, Yale and Stanford.  His long term ambition is to work in Kenya where capital markets are developing rapidly. “I want to get experience from some of the world’s top firms which will give me good grounding in my long term career in Kenya,” he said.

Fulton, whose favourite sport is rugby, advises young Kenyans to “stay focussed, set yourself goals and never let anyone tell you it cannot be done.” Click here to view party photos.

Fulton Shiundu


Melissa Sirandula cruises to semi-final of a national competition


Cheletenham, July 1 2007
Melissa Sirandula, daughter of Florence and Joshua Sirandula from Bungoma, has reached the semi-finals of the Ready, Willing and Mobile Competition, a national contest to design products or services to help disabled children integrate into daily life in the UK.

Melissa, a pupil of a Cheltenham Ladies College, a top independent girls school in Gloucestershire, west England came up with the bright idea of ‘The Fantasy Dome’, a sensory play-tent using light, music and texture to create an environment that’s stimulating for both non-disabled children and those with a range of disabilities. She is part of a winning team that includes Louisa Cowan, Jessica Darke, Molly Fleming.

During their research, the team visited Battledown Children’s Centre, a specialist early years centre where College girls volunteer as part of our Community Links programme, to see a sensory room in action.

The winners of the competition will be announced at the Mobility Roadshow at Kemble Airfield on Thursday 19 July National Young Disabled Persons’ Day. For further information visit www.mobilityroadshow.co.uk.
Source: http://www.cheltladiescollege.org/news/

Winning Team: Melissa Sirandula and colleagues