“I always give my best” – Chat with Teammate Dennis Koome
In January 2013, 26-year-old Dennis Koome had just completed his diploma in Information Technology from Mt. Kenya University when an opportunity at Sanergy presented itself. “A friend told me about a Data Entry Clerk position under the Engineering and Operations team, and I took a chance at it,” says Dennis.
Ten months later, he was promoted to Quality, Health, Safety, and Environment Assistant, a role in which he stayed for only six months before being promoted to Warehouse Officer.
How did he manage to climb up the ranks in such a short time? “I always give my best in whatever role I undertake,” Dennis says. He also credits his progress to the mentorship of fellow teammates in the Engineering Operations department. “I learn so much from my fellow teammates – they have really helped me grow into my role.”
Dennis is also appreciative of the fact that Sanergy gives everybody an equal chance to excel. He had just acquired his diploma, and the lack of experience did not hamper his entry into the organization.
It was while working as a Quality, Health, Safety and Environment Assistant that Dennis learnt the ins and outs of Sanergy’s operations. “My work entailed crafting work instructions manuals to ensure that teams efficiently carried out their work.” This knowledge has come in handy in his current position because he can anticipate the needs of various teams and ensure that the warehouse never runs out of stock.
The warehouse is the control point for all the materials and equipment that are needed by various teams. On a typical day, Dennis ensures that teammates have everything they need to effectively carry out their work. “I like the challenges – there is always something to do, and that is why I love this position.”
Dennis grew up in Nairobi and went to high school in Langata, which borders the informal settlement of Kibera. He knows all too well the adverse effects a lack of proper sanitation can have on the environment. He is thrilled to be part of the innovative solution that Sanergy has developed and promotes in Nairobi’s communities.
The steady income from Sanergy has availed him an opportunity to save up for his degree studies in Information Technology, which he intends to commence this year. We wish him the very best as he forges on!