GODLIVER AUMA (FORM 2)
Godliver Auma’s story is one of sheer resilience and determination. Born in Busia County in a family of seven, her father, the sole breadwinner, died when she was barely six. The huge burden of taking care of the family rested squarely on her jobless and sickly mother.
The situation deteriorated to the point that they had to rely on well-wishers for upkeep. Godliver was determined to get out of the deep hole, and education was the only option. She wished to become a doctor.
On sitting the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education, she scored an impressive 358 marks, and was admitted to St. Cecillia Girls’ Nangina. At the time her mother was bedridden.
All seemed bleak but through some stroke of luck, she was advised by her primary school teachers to apply for The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation’s scholarship. She was among those who were successful. She is now in Form Two and going on well with her studies. Her mother passed on shortly after Auma got the scholarship.
Nothing, it seems, will stop Auma from realizing her lifelong dream, if the determination and hard work at school is anything to go by.
HANNAH NJERI GACHOKI.(Form 2)
By the time Hannah Njeri came to the Jomo Kenyatta Foundation for help, all her options had closed quite literally, coming from a single parent’s family with the mother as the sole provider with no reliable source of income Hannah had struggled with her primary education, the struggle was made more difficult with her mother’s failing health.
When Hanna sat her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination she scored 350 Marks, this was great news to her and the mother, but her joy was not complete, her mother had been diagnosed with cancer and required an operation which they could not afford.
It was at this point that we connected with Hannah and she went through our selection process and was awarded the full four year scholarship, she Joined South Tetu Girls and is currently doing well.
Shortly after taking her into our programme she lost her mother to cancer, apart from paying full school fees JKF caters for her personal effects, transport and pocket money.
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