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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Guy from Slums Gets Masters Degree

Sammy Gitau's story really touched my heart: He grew up in a slum area in Nairobi, Kenya, and battled drug addiction, even going into a drug-induced coma at one point. Sammy supported his family from age thirteen when his dad died, and going through garbage cans one time, he found a prospectus from Manchester University.

He got out of selling and taking drugs, started a project to help the kids in the slum, and eventually made it to Manchester University and got his masters degree.