Steve Kalama Ziro

5. Steve Kalama Ziro
“I love interacting with people irrespective of their social, economic, or political backgrounds”

Steve is a fourth year, male, diploma in nursing student at North Coast Medical Training College in Kenya who stays with his parents in Mombasa. His mother runs a kiosk and his father repairs shoes. Although they always struggle, they normally manage to support Steve to some extent and then he also looks for other support through bursaries and study loans. Steve is an excellent academic performer both theoretically and practically. He has shown his dedication towards education by performing exemplary in most of the college assessments. He has also shown good personal relationship with lecturers, colleagues, and the surrounding community in general. He is a good team player who is able to interact and associate with everyone in the society irrespective of their social, economic, or political backgrounds. He is hardworking and has positive attitude towards life in general despite the challenges he faces. With the COVID-19 lockdown, they have hardly made any sales as people have not been allowed to travel, most business were not opened, and there were very few people buying from the kiosk or to have shoes repaired. Also, it was difficult to get supplies due to the restrictions.