With a difficult start in life being orphaned as a result of a Kenyan civil war, John Nguruko had to work harder than most to make a life for himself. As a 5-year-old who was half Maasai and half Kikuyu, John found a new home away from Kenya in the peaceful city of Arusha in Tanzania. After almost a year living on the streets of Arusha, John eventually found an orphanage that would take him in.
With a combination of support from this center and a kind Scottish woman who took interest in his life and education, he was able to make it through primary and secondary education.
Desperate to continue his education after leaving the center despite his interest in other fields, John had little choice than to continue with hotel management due to significantly lower costs than other options at the time.
Never fully satisfied with the work he found having completed this degree, he decided to independently retrain in marketing and website design. Interested in pursuing and sharing his new skills, he made his way to Karatu and eventually to AMSO.
With the knowledge of how valuable skill sharing can be, John wishes to assist in educating those with otherwise few opportunities to develop their computer skills while also assisting in building up the publicity of AMSO through social media.