The story of ‘Engineer Sam’
Samuel Memusi Mamia better known as ‘Engineer Sam’ is a graduate of Technical University of Kenya with a degree in Engineering and currently employed by General Electric Nairobi.
‘’I had my first interaction with ChildsLife in the year 2003 when I was 16 years of age. I had just completed my Primary Education at Esilanke Primary School in Kajiado County. I could only dream of moving on to higher education; as a boy from a poor Maasai background there simply wasn’t the money.
It was then that I met ChildsLife Director Patricia Kicak when she was visiting my primary school as a follow up routine for the ChildsLife school project program in the region. ChildsLife saw my potential and supported me with a full scholarship for Olkejuado High School in Kajiado County.
Four years later, I sat the national Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination (KCSE) and did quite well thereby qualifying to join the university. I got the opportunity to start a degree course in Engineering at the Technical University of Kenya.
Upon graduating, I was fortunate to join the multi-national General Electric (GE) Company in the GE Africa headquarters office in Nairobi, Kenya as a graduate Engineer. GE offers power solutions in wind, solar and hydro technologies to customers across Sub Sahara Africa. I want to further my education and I am currently working on enrolling myself for a Master’s program in Energy management and MBA.’’
Being a certified Field Service Engineer for wind turbines globally, Sam will be relocating to Germany and USA for on-job training in wind farms. In his closing remarks, he reveals that he looks forward to become the Wind Services Director for the Africa region.
Sam is still closely involved with his roots at the Maasai community and is keen on bringing change to his people.