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My mother and father work very hard and I rarely see them. I learned to respect them instead of asking them why they never had time for the rest of the family. I learned how to survive on my own. My brother, sisters and I learned that we should stick together and be the best people. When we heard about the scholarship my family and I worked day and night to prepare for filling out the scholarship forms. I thank SUN for the opportunity.
Jane is the first born child in a family of three. Her father deserted the family leaving the children under the care of their mother who works as a house help. Jane completed grade eight in 2016 and scored high marks. Her mother could not afford to take her to secondary school and instead wanted her to be employed as a house help. Jane defied her mother and with the help of her local pastor went back to school and repeated grade 8. In 2017 she emerged the best girl in her school and was admitted to a national school. Despite the many challenges, Jane is determined to excel in her studies. Her dream to become a surgeon remains her driving force. She hopes to help the less fortunate in the society who cannot afford medical care. Jane believes that hard work pays.
Phanie's father died when she was ten years old due to brain cancer. Her mum runs a thrift shop where she sells second hand clothes. Her sisters works as a waiter in a hotel and uses whatever she earns to pay her own fees at the college where she is taking a degree in education. Her younger brother is in primary school.
When Phanice was in primary school, she spent a lot of time out of school waiting for her parents to find some money to pay for her exam fees. Her life has changed now that she has been provided with enough books to read and also no longer misses class.
"I thank Wema very much for the great impact they have had on my life and also the great teachers at this place and I am confident i will achieve an A after my four years here."
Roffine's father suffers from an undiagnosed mental condition. He disappears at times and then reappears unexpectedly. The family lives on a small piece of land and Her mother works in people's farms.
During her primary school days, Roffine was regularly sent home for the small fees that her mother could not afford to pay in time. She is now very comfortable at Wema and she says it feels to her like her home.
"I will work extra hard to achieve my goal of being an accountant and help my family."
Daniel is a very determined boy. While in primary school Daniel did not have a reading lamp. He had to utilize much of his daytime by forgoing break and recess time to catch up on his studies. He was able to overcome and emerge the best in the class. Daniel believes that education is the only key to his success.
He is the first-born child in a family of three. His father is a wood carver whose small earnings have been depleted by hospital bills of ailing members of his extended family.
Brenda lives with her mother and two older siblings. Her mother struggles to support them through her low-paid work. She started to learn to play the violin in her primary school and is now continuing to have lessons through the Condor Trust. She loves playing the violin and would like to become a great violinist.
Active and confident, Amina is a determined
young woman who is very committed to her
studies. In the classroom, she is a strong
listener and a thoughtful student, crafting
her answers and defending her points well.
Smiley and curious, she asks questions
frequently and is a leader amongst her
peers. Amina lives with her step-mother
and her father, who is a driver for Orkeeswa
Ndajiri is a bright and driven young woman who dreams of reaching her goals. She loves to study math and play netball. Ndajiri is determined to be successful in her education so she can one day become the Headmaster of Orkeeswa. She lives with her mother, father, grandmother and five younger siblings. Ndajiriís grandmother is the biggest advocate for her education and deeply supports her pursuit. Her mother and father are unable to provide for Ndajiriís school fees.
Maxmilla's mother is a hawker selling bananas, which is the only means she has of catering for the family of 8. Her family was not able to always provide her the fees in primary school, so she was often home while her friends were studying. At home, meals were rare and she often had to do with one meal per day. Now that she has a scholarship, she gets three meals a day, a luxury she had never thought of before. She aspires to achieve a good grade in high school so that she can study medicine.
"I am grateful to Wema and I pray that God enables Wema to reach out further and touch more lives."
Martha comes from a large, poor family. Her parents are unemployed and cannot afford school fees for her and her 13 siblings. She loves science and math and needs help to stay in school so that she can pursue her dream of becoming a doctor someday.
Jobless, poor and they need support.
Rachael's father is poor and their livelihood is derived from a small farm. She has one brother, and three sisters. The elder sister is in Form three studying through a bursary and the rest of her siblings are all in primary school where they are catered for by her parents.
In primary school, Rachael was often out of school because her family was often unable to riase money for her school fees. Her life has changed from a life filled with uncertainties about the future to one brimming with hope for a good future for her and her family. She intends to study as hard that as she can so that one day help a student as needy as she is to realize their dream.
"I thank Wema very much for giving me the chance to join this school and I will work very hard to achieve my dreams"
I am thee son of a single mother who until recently was the breadwinner in our family. We own a small piece of land which we injerited from my father but it has cannot fully sustain the family's needs. I am a talented athlete and I enjoy long-distance races. i dream of being a professional athlete in future and helpo get rid of poverty.
Poor and separated family. Mother living with children with no source of income