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Noel Nenkai

Noel Nenkai was born 27 May 1988 to a family of six children. When she was twelve years old, her father died and her uncles decided to marry her off. Her marriage to a 60 year old man was arranged in secret, and her mother, who was opposed to the plan, was not informed. When her mother found out about the engagement, she went to MGEF for help. Noel was sent to boarding school, avoiding the marriage that would not have allowed her to continue her education past the third grade. Noel graduated from Moi Girls Secondary School in 2009. She is currently earning a Teacher's certificate in Early Childhood Development from Emerald College. 

Date of Birth: 05/27/1988
Started Program: 15 years 23 weeks ago
Start Grade: 3rd Grade (Class 3)
Current Grade: Vocational School
School: Emerald College
Sponsored: Yes


Silvia Koyiano

Silvia's father has four wives and abandoned Silvia's mother.  Silvia ran away from home at the age of 11 to avoid being married off.  She stayed with an uncle, who supported her, but could not afford to pay for her education, nor prevent her eventual marriage once she reached puberty. MGEF began sponsoring Silvia in 2003.She graduated from the Maasai Technical Training Institute with a Certificate in Business Management.

Date of Birth: 01/01/1992
Started Program: 13 years 5 weeks ago
Start Grade: 5th Grade (Class 5)
Current Grade: College
School: Graduated
Sponsored: Yes


Caroline Senteu Kashinin

Caroline was born 15 May 1985, the third-born of six children. Both of her parents are uneducated, and her father does not believe in educating girls, so Caroline's mother took her to school. Caroline was a very bright student, and paid for secondary school through scholarships that she received. After high school, MGEF took responsibility for her education. Caroline graduated from college in December 2008 and has been working at a clinic near her home since. Her father divorced her mother a few years ago because she refused to have more children, and Caroline is now the sole support of her mother and two younger siblings. In January 2011, Caroline enrolled at Kenya Methodist University to get a degree in nursing. She graduated in August 2013, currently serves as a facilitator for the MGEF Life Skills and Mentoring Workshops, and has started and runs her own health program, AID Village Clinics, in her home village of Loitoktok.

Date of Birth: 05/15/1985
Started Program: 10 years 1 week ago
Start Grade: College
Current Grade: University
School: Kenya Medical Training College
Sponsored: Yes


Evaline Naimpanoi

When Evaline was in the fifth grade, her father married a second wife, and left Evaline and her mother to fend for themselves.  With no education, her mother could not afford for Evaline to remain in school. Evaline is currently earning a diploma in Secretarial Studies from Masai Technical Training Institute (MTTI). 

Date of Birth: 11/26/1989
Started Program: 12 years 5 weeks ago
Start Grade: 6th Grade (Class 6)
Current Grade: College
School: Maasai Technical Training Institute (MTTI)
Sponsored: Yes


Simantoi Kilama

Simantoi Kilama was only able to go to school about one-third of each year, because her mother could not pay school fees for an entire year, and her father, who was adamantly opposed to educating girls, would not contribute.  He demanded that she marry when she completed primary school.  When she refused, her father did not speak to her again, until she graduated from medical college and began working as a nurse.  Simantoi budgets 17% of her monthly income on her family. She continued her education while working and in 2010, graduated from the University of Nairobi in with a degree in psychology, and is continuing her career as an HIV counselor at Jomo Kenyatta Hospital in Nairobi. In 2013, Simantoi was hired to facilitate MGEF's Life Skills Workshops for girls. 

Date of Birth: 01/01/1982
Started Program: 15 years 23 weeks ago
Start Grade: 12th Grade (Form 4)
Current Grade: University Graduate-Degree
School: Graduate, University of Nairobi, Psychology; Graduate, Kenya Medical Training College, Nursing
Sponsored: No

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