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Maria Wanjiru
Maria Wanjiru

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Journey Towards Empowerment: My Vision as a Tech Enthusiast

As I embark on this journey to sharpen my software development skills, I am driven by a profound purpose to make a difference in my country, Kenya. In the pursuit of a fulfilling career in technology, I am fueled by a vision to tackle poverty, injustice, and ignorance through impactful projects and initiatives.

Growing up in Kenya, I have witnessed firsthand the challenges faced by many, especially women and girls, in accessing opportunities in the field of technology. Despite the innate talent and potential, the barriers of a male-dominated industry and limited resources often hinder their progress. It is my aspiration to change this narrative and create a platform for empowerment.

Through relentless dedication and perseverance, I have overcome personal obstacles, including academic challenges and family trauma. These experiences have instilled in me the resilience and determination to keep pushing forward, no matter the odds. As the first grandchild in my maternal family, I have embraced the responsibility of leadership and support, nurturing my cousins and rallying together in times of adversity.

With each passing day, I am committed to learning, mastering new skills, and honing my craft as a software developer. My journey is divided into distinct phases: in the first year, I focus on sharpening my technical abilities, while in the second year, I aim to transition into freelance work, gaining practical experience and autonomy.

Central to my goals is the desire to build meaningful relationships within the tech community, fostering collaboration, and knowledge-sharing. I believe that by working together, we can achieve far more than we could alone, and I am eager to contribute to this collective effort.

Through blogging, I seek to document my progress, share insights, and inspire others who may be embarking on similar paths. I recognize the transformative power of storytelling and the potential to amplify voices that are often overlooked.

As I look ahead, I envision a future where technology serves as a catalyst for positive change, where individuals are empowered to unleash their full potential, regardless of their background or circumstances. Together, we can create a more equitable and inclusive society, one code at a time.

Join me on this journey as we strive to make a difference, one keystroke at a time.

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