Benson Wambui joined MASK workshops at his Lariak School in West Laikipia, Kenya, when he was 14, and suprised as by his artistic and creative abilities. He quickly became an active member of our Creativity Club for four years, displaying initiative and strong creativity.
His artwork was exhibited at the Woodraw Wilson Center in Washington DC and one of the paintings was presented to Barack and Michele Obama, who wrote a thank you note to our artists, including Benson. "Art can take me to my destination," Benson used to say then.
In 2011, he took part in MASK residential Creativity Summer Camp in Nairobi, and one of the paintings that he created there was seen and bought by Director of Nairobi Club. With the money from the sale, he was able to pay his fees and complete his schooling.
This led to Benson been sponsored by the NAirobi Club's Director's friends to study for a Diploma in car engineering at the Nyandarua National Polytechnic in Nuahururu. There, he quickly gained a reputation for being best at technical drawing which made him popular and gave him great confidence and self-esteem.
"MASK has thaught me to have my ideas and express them,” says Benson.
Today, he is employed at the Nyandarua National Polytechnic “Benson is a bona fide employee who has proved to be hardworking, responsible, honest and a team player all around,” his employers say.
He is a MASK Trustee.
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