Keeping Girls in School Faith’s success story
Faith Wangui, who was a student at one of our partner schools Mlimani Primary, is the third child in a family of three girls. Having been raised in a humble background by her single mother she knew the only way out of poverty was through education. However, her mother could barely afford to get school uniforms and sanitary towels for the three sisters.
Faith became a beneficiary of our Keeping Girls In School project which supports girls through; guiding and counselling sessions on performance improvement, distribution of sanitary towels and psychosocial support all of which boosted her self confidence and self esteem.
Faith was able to feel comfortable in school and concentrate more on her education without worrying about the state of her uniform, sanitary pads or her background. As a result Faith ended up getting the top mark of all the girls in her school scoring a total mark of 356. This was an improvement of over 50 marks which secured her a spot in a very good Extra County Boarding School (Nyakiambi Girls Secondary School).
As fate would have it her mother could not afford to take her to the school that she was selected to join and therefore opted to take her to a local school. So They Can through our Secondary Scholarship Program assisted her to join her dream school where she would have an opportunity to get a quality education.