US-Based Kenyan Teacher Changing The Education Sector Abroad. – Sharon Madonna!


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Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A Kenyan teacher by the name of Paul Musumba is making tremendous milestones in education in the U.S by creating employment through his consultancy firm Edu Prime LLC.

Paul who lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania since October 2008.

During his interview on the  Daring Abroad show on NTV hosted by Alex Chamwada, Paul Musumba revealed that the inspiration to start the firm was to close the Academic achievement gap.

“The consultancy firm was derived from my passion for teaching. I saw an academic gap where stakeholders in the education industry found it difficult to cope with the changing times,” Musumba said.

The firm currently offers three services: substitute and teacher placement, tutoring lessons, and courses on professional development seminars for educators.

Edu Prime LLC has seven full-time employees and 20 part-time employees. The team is able to handle about 5,000 students in a single day, a remarkable feat for the small based firm.

In order to extend his vision to other states, he also set up a satellite office in Atlanta. The office handles 2,000 students daily.

The very passionate Musumba works together with three other Kenyans; Charles as the head of communications and programming, Angela the head of procurement, and Joel head of data analysis.

A major challenge that most Kenyans who travel abroad face, Musumba noted, is the notion that people portray the United States of America (USA) as a bed of roses.

“It’s not easy here, you have to work hard in order to make ends meet.

“The cost of living alone in the USA is extremely expensive, so Kenyans who come to America have to change their perceptions,” he noted.

The US-based teacher’s life changed when he got a scholarship to study Chemistry at Drexel University before shifting to Temple University.

After graduation, he taught at Temple University for 5 years before he decided to start his own firm.

Musumba was born in Pumwani hospital, Nairobi County, attended different primary schools in his early childhood before joining Nairobi school.

He was later admitted to the then Kenya Polytechnic College is now known as the Technical University of Kenya before he went abroad for further studies.



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