Excellent analytical abilities, coupled by strong academicperformance and a keen desire to make the most effective contribution to mysociety, make me a strong candidate for a DAAD scholarship that will enable mepursue a Master of Science in Statistical Sciences at the prestigiousStrathmore University. My undergraduate degree is in Actuarial Science, where Igraduated with a 2nd Class Honours,Upper Division (2:1).
I had theopportunity to study topics in actuarial risk, operations research, demographyand statistical programming. Knowledge is progressive and as such, I am seekingto get an in depth theoretical knowledgein risk models application not only in financial markets but also in othersectors. I am also keen to enhance my career in big data analyticsand risk management. In addition to the mentioned, I have recently completedan online course training in AnalyticsEdge using R and I am currently undertaking another course; Microsoft Professional ProgramCertificate in Data Science which I believe once complete will effectivelyenhance my knowledge set in the aforementioned areaSecuring this scholarship to study my chosen course wouldprovide me with the rare combination of an accelerated growth and theflexibility to get onto a challenging career paths, be it through continuouslearning or greater responsibilities. Iam motivated by the need to establish, sustain an improved healthcare systemand enhancing financial inclusion. With this knowledge and expertise, I hope toultimately engage policy makers in my country and Africa at large in designing,implementing and monitoring financial and healthcare policies. Having worked in a fast-paced environment for close to 4years I’ve developed the resilience to comfortably handle rigors of the course.My notable achievements include spearheading staff migration (Commercial Bankof Africa) to the Current Bank’s internet banking, achieving 99% success rateagainst a target of 80%.
I led a team of 4 potential investors in Smart YouthInvestment challenge organized by Nairobi Securities Exchange. Our portfoliowas ranked top 10 after 3 months of the competition. Additionally, we gained invaluable experience on the risksand gains involved while trading at the Securities Exchange. I amenvironmentally conscious individual who let a team of 50 youths for a successful clean-up exercisein our locality in association with the council authorities. Consequently, my internship at CIC Insurance Group gave mean opportunity to be part of a vibrant product development team that designedan insurance product to manage funds, 37 Million Kenya shillings for educating227 orphans. My target is assuming leadership roles in financial andhealthcare institutions and participation in restructuring of government departmentsby ensuring that right financial decisions are made in order to maximizegovernment returns and ensure economic stability. By achieving this, Africa’scycle of perceived despondency, dependency and hopelessness will be broken byembedding self-belief in other’s ability to achieve great things throughinnovative thinking, coherent planning, efficient resource mobilization andsmart application of such resource.The Data Science Centre established by the institute wouldbe really beneficial as I hope to learn advanced data mining techniques anddeploy analytics in healthcare, cybercrime and fintech fields.
I wish tocontribute towards modeling of TB prevention strategies and treatment offsetsof HIV/AIDS epidemics. Improved quality of service in healthcare, social securityand augmented financial inclusion constitutes the core desire of myapplication, my heart, and my profound hope and determination.I plan to continue the legacy of your pioneering stalwartscholars by always performing at my best and demanding only the best from mysurroundings, promoting an atmosphere of professional excellence, ethicalpractice and continuous innovation. The public sector such as localuniversities and research organisations will be a good channel where I cantransfer the knowledge gained in order to nurture future generations ofeducated men and women.