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Diana Jones

Diana was born 27 April 1990. When she was ten years old she lost both of her parents and her younger brother, and was forced to drop out of school. She then stayed with her grandmother, living in poverty and without proper shelter. The next year Diana's aunt, a nun, took responsibility for Diana's education and sent her to boarding school. Diana completed primary school in 2004 with very high marks. Her aunt had since been crippled by an accident, so Diana had to beg and do housework to pay for high school. In July 2010 Diana began volunteering as a teacher for orphans at the Kajiado Children's Home, where she had a safe place to live. A friend there put her in contact with MGEF. Currently, Diana is earning her BS in Hospitality & Tourism Management from Pwani University College. She spent 3 months as an intern at the Sarova Whitesands Hotel in Mombasa, Kenya and is currently  working part-time with Samsung. 

Date of Birth: 04/27/1990
Started Program: 3 years 47 weeks ago
Start Grade: University
Current Grade: University
School: Pwani University College
Sponsored: Yes

 

Annet Nakae

Annet Nakae is one of seven children born to unemployed parents. Her father pledged Annet to marriage when she was still young, and by the 6th grade, her wedding was planned. Annet's education and future would have ended had her mother not defied his orders and told Annet to seek safety at a grandparents' home. Now, Annet lives with an uncle who is determined to protect her from early marriage and to help her complete school. He cannot, however, afford her secondary school expenses. Through an MGEF scholarship, Annet began attending Oloosuyian Girls Secondary School in January 2012. She is now attending Namaga Girls High School and is in her final year of secondary school. 

Date of Birth: 04/27/1998
Started Program: 3 years 25 weeks ago
Start Grade: 9th Grade (Form 1)
Current Grade: 12th Grade (Form 4)
School: Namanga Girls High School
Sponsored: Yes

 

Zainab Sempeyo

Zainab was born on 10 May 1997. Her father has an illness which costs the family a great deal in medical treatment and also prevents him from working. Her father's sickness has a profound psychological affect on her mother, who also does not work. Zainab lives with her grandmother and is dependent on the charity of others to support her education. Zainab is a bright, hard-working student and has been one of the top five students in her class every year. Zainab had no means of continuing to fund her education and was on the verge of dropping out of school when MGEF began sponsoring her in 2011. She will be starting secondary school in 2015.

Date of Birth: 05/04/2001
Started Program: 4 years 12 weeks ago
Start Grade: 5th Grade (Class 5)
Current Grade: 9th Grade (Form 1)
School: Pending
Sponsored: Yes

 

Yiamoi Beatrice

Yiamoi was born on 18 July 1993 in Oloonkoben village, and is the third born of four children. Her father, who does not have a job, has 2 wives and a total of ten children, all of whom depend on the money he makes through burning charcoal, cultivating maize, and planting beans. After Yiamoi finished primary school, her father intended to marry her off, but Yiamoi's community raised the money to pay for her first year of high school. MGEF began to sponsor her in May of 2011, and she currently attends Machakos University College.

Date of Birth: 07/18/1994
Started Program: 4 years 12 weeks ago
Start Grade: 10th Grade (Form 2)
Current Grade: College
School: Machakos University College
Sponsored: Yes

 

Ivy Nanetia

Ivy was born on 6 February 2004, and is the third-born of six children.  Her family lives a traditional Maasai life, dependent on livestock and selling milk.  The most recent drought resulted in tremendous losses for the family, and they are struggling to survive.  Unlike most families, both parents want all to their children to get an education. Although primary education is free, uniforms and supplies are not, and Ivy's parents struggle to pay for uniforms and school fees to keep their three school-age children in school.

Date of Birth: 02/06/2004
Started Program: 4 years 47 weeks ago
Start Grade: 2nd Grade (Class 2)
Current Grade: 6th Grade (Class 6)
School: Rombo Girls Boarding School
Sponsored: Yes

 

Grace Nairesiae

Grace was born 12 December 1995. Her father has three wives and a total of eleven children, three of whom are from Grace's birth mother. When Grace was very young, her mother moved to a rural village called Majengo, where Grace's mother sells vegetables at a local market. After attending a rural primary school, Grace did very well on Kenya's National Test and was accepted into Moi Girls' Secondary School. However, Grace's mother could not afford the school fees. She contacted MGEF, and Grace was able to continue her education.

Date of Birth: 12/12/1995
Started Program: 4 years 30 weeks ago
Start Grade: 9th Grade (Form 1)
Current Grade: 11th Grade (Form 3)
School: Noonkopir Girls Secondary School
Sponsored: Yes

 

Emily Kilinta

Emily is the last-born of seven children, whose parents both died from illness when Emily was still young. Emily is supported by her eldermarried sister, and aside from one brother - sponsored by ACK Church - is the only sibling to have enrolled in school. Though her sister caters to both Emily and her own children, she does so completely on her own, as her husband is unemployed. Emily, having reached the age of ten years old, is at risk of forced circumcision, but with a scholarship from MGEF, she remains safe and in school.

Date of Birth: 06/06/2004
Started Program: 2 years 1 week ago
Start Grade: 2nd Grade (Class 2)
Current Grade: 3rd Grade (Class 3)
School: Emurkea Boarding Primary School
Sponsored: Yes

 

Lashaine

Lashaine was born 5 August 1996 to a father with two wives and a total of 15 children. Lashaine's father does not believe in educating girls, and followed the traditional practice of marrying daughters off as soon as possible. Lashaine was pledged in marriage at age 8, but her older brother intervened, enrolling her in boarding school and preventing the marriage. Her brother, who managed to complete high school, worked as a taxi driver to support Lashaine's and her younger siblings' educations.  However, he now has his own family to support, and does not earn enough to continue to pay to send his younger siblings to school.

Date of Birth: 08/05/1996
Started Program: 4 years 47 weeks ago
Start Grade: 5th Grade (Class 5)
Current Grade: 9th Grade (Form 1)
School: Pending
Sponsored: Yes

 

Hillary Naana

Hillary was born on 1 July 2001 and was left in the care of her grandparents when she was one year old. Hillary continues to live with her grandparents, who are very poor and still have their own children at home to care for. Hillary's grandparents are pastoralists and do some farming, which has been severely affected by the drought.  Hillary has been in school since she was four years old, but her grandparents cannot afford to continue her education.  MGEF began supporting Hillary in January of 2011, sending her to boarding school.

Date of Birth: 07/01/2001
Started Program: 4 years 47 weeks ago
Start Grade: 4th Grade (Class 4)
Current Grade: 9th Grade (Form 1)
School: Pending
Sponsored: Yes

 

Topisia

Topisia was born January 1, 1999, and is the oldest of six children. Her family is extremely poor, and depends on relatives to survive. She was brought to MGEF's attention by a local area chief. Topisia received a scholarship from Kajiado Hill Academy as a way of saying "thanks" to MGEF for sponsoring so many girls.  MGEF pays for her uniforms and supplies.

Date of Birth: 01/01/1999
Started Program: 8 years 30 weeks ago
Start Grade: 2nd Grade (Class 2)
Current Grade: 9th Grade (Form 1)
School: Moi Girls Secondary School
Sponsored: Yes

 

Agnes Resiato

Agnes' father has six wives and many children, six of whom are from Agnes' birth mother, but he does not support his family. Agnes managed to get to secondary school, but could not finish without help.  She was recommended to MGEF by the principal of her school, who described her as "bright, hardworking, respectful and humble." She completed secondary school and then enrolled in college to earn a certificate in education.  She graduated in August 2011 and taught at Mawezi academy in Loitokitok. Agnes recently earned a Degree in Early Childhood Education from Mount Kenya University.

Date of Birth: 01/01/1989
Started Program: 9 years 25 weeks ago
Start Grade: 11th Grade (Form 3)
Current Grade: University Graduate-Degree
School: Pending
Sponsored: Yes

 

Gladys Sipanto

Gladys' mother passed away when she was 10 years old, leaving 11 children without a mother.  Since her mother's death, Gladys has been living with an older, married sister, who fought against their father's plans to marry Gladys off and brought Gladys to MGEF's attention. She graduated from secondary school in 2010 and will now be continuing a Certificate program in Tailoring at St. John's Catholic School Kajiado in 2015. 

Date of Birth: 02/10/1990
Started Program: 14 years 47 weeks ago
Start Grade: 3rd Grade (Class 3)
Current Grade: Vocational School
School: St.John's Catholic School
Sponsored: No

 

Elizabeth Seneiyo

Elizabeth was born on April 11th, 1993, and is one of twenty-six children in a polygamous family. Only one of her siblings, a brother, finished secondary school. He provides for Elizabeth and the other siblings, as their father is too old to work. Unable to pay for school fees herself, Elizabeth was sponsored by Foundation Kids to School (FKS), and completed Form 4 in 2012. FKS continues to support Elizabeth in her educational pursuits, through a partnership with MGEF. We are thrilled to have Elizabeth join our roster of incredible young women.

Date of Birth: 04/11/1993
Started Program: 2 years 8 weeks ago
Start Grade: Vocational School
Current Grade: Vocational School
School: Masai Technical Training Institute
Sponsored: Yes

 

Kanayia

Kanayia is the youngest of nine children, and has four brothers and four sisters.  All four sisters are married, and none enrolled in school.  Kanayia's father wanted to marry her off when she was 11 years old, even though he had abandoned the family when Kanayia was in preschool. An MGEF scholarship prevented that marriage. Kanayia recently graduated from secondary school and is looking forward to beginning her studies in Early Childhood Education and Development in 2015. 

Date of Birth: 11/06/1992
Started Program: 12 years 30 weeks ago
Start Grade: 2nd Grade (Class 2)
Current Grade: Secondary School Graduate
School: not yet enrolled
Sponsored: No

 

Yiampaine

Yiampaine was born on September 14, 1996. She is the third-born in a family of seven children, four boys and three girls. Both parents are illiterate, dependent on trading goats to support the family.  Her older sister never enrolled in school and was married off at the age of 17. Yiampaine was number one in her class from class 5 - 8, but when she graduated from primary school, her parents wanted to marry her off to get money to pay for her older brother's high school fees. Fortunately, the head teacher (principal) of her primary school contacted an MGEF board member who submitted a scholarship application for Yiampaine. With a scholarship from MGEF, Yiampaine is finally able to continue her education.

Date of Birth: 09/14/1996
Started Program: 2 years 25 weeks ago
Start Grade: 9th Grade (Form 1)
Current Grade: 11th Grade (Form 3)
School: Baraka Oontoyie Secondary School
Sponsored: Yes

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