When she stepped off the plane in September 2018, Brock student Esther Wainaina had never been to Canada.
Wainaina travelled more than 12,000 km from Kenya to enroll in Brock’s Masters Preparation Certificate in Education (MPCE) program in pursuit of a new career developing labour and education policy. She will graduate from the program on June 12, 2019.
Like many of her classmates, Wainaina has had to adjust to a foreign culture and a new academic program, not to mention the Canadian winter.
Unlike many of her peers, Wainaina also has had to balance being a full-time MPCE student with the day-to-day care of her three children while her husband remains in Kenya to work.