Sumare Peter Kaitet | Assistant Marketing Coordinator
“I am a diligent, well-focused gentleman with a great sense of humor, a positive outlook on life, who greatly values honesty, integrity and a sense of responsibility.”
My 5 Ws
Who is your role model?
I have always believed that having one role model is not enough. Having interacted with some of those, whom I have considered to be my role models have given me a broad perspective on how to look upon someone as a role model. Getting someone to impact you in a positive way towards your goal then qualifies to be a role model. I can say that the many role models have significantly contributed towards my academic success.
What are you proud of?
I’m indeed very proud of many things but what stands out is the fact that I have been able to support the less fortunate in my village. Seeing more than 10 needy students succeeding because of my involvement in some way, has always been my best moment and I will forever be proud of that. Being the community project coordinator where my main work is to identify the less fortunate, has given me a new sense of responsibility in the community.
When was a life-changing moment in your life?
I have been trying to figure out how to explain it. A phone call from Dr. Esther Munyiri (my mentor) turned to be the call that has been a life changing moment. After she explained about the Erasmus+ opportunity and the chance to study in Greece, I told myself that this is the time that I have been waiting for. It’s a dream come true to study abroad and I’m enjoying every bit of it.
Where have you felt mostly outside of your comfort zone?
At the University during my bachelor’s degree. In the 3rd year of my degree program, I made a decision to join campus politics. Lucky enough, I won and became the Congressperson for the school of Hospitality and Tourism, Kenyatta University. The promises I had made during the campaign period and the urge to fight for the rights of my fellow students made me feel outside of my comfort zone. Many things changed and I came to agree with the saying that goes, “If you want to test a man’s character, give him power”. The responsibilities I had, have greatly contributed towards my growth even after my University life.
Why Youthmakers Hub?
The word Youthmakers Hub definitely gives me a sense of belonging to the group. Being a youth, I feel that this is the best platform in sharing ideas and visions for the benefit of the future generations. Power lies in the youths and this could only be realized when great minds come together. I’m proud to be part of this team.