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List of Students Who Need Sponsors


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: 14 years 34 weeks ago
Start Grade: 3rd Grade (Class 3)
Current Grade: Vocational School
School: Emerald College
Annual Education Cost: $


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: 12 years 16 weeks ago
Start Grade: 5th Grade (Class 5)
Current Grade: College
School: Graduated
Annual Education Cost: $


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: 11 years 16 weeks ago
Start Grade: 6th Grade (Class 6)
Current Grade: College
School: Maasai Technical Training Institute (MTTI)
Annual Education Cost: $


Agnes Moyiaso

Just after Agnes Moyiaso completed Class 6 (6th grade) in primary school, her father arranged her marriage. She was saved by an MGEF scholarship, after a local area chief stopped the marriage and  brought her to our attention. She was an A student in primary school, and the chief recognized her potential and intervened on her behalf.

Date of Birth: 03/15/1992
Started Program: 8 years 16 weeks ago
Start Grade: 6th Grade (Class 6)
Current Grade: College
School: Maasai Mara University
Annual Education Cost: $460


Josephine Yiamoi

Yiamoi was pledged in marriage at the age of two, and was to be married in March 2007 just before her 13th birthday, but an uncle, a neighbor, and her brother stepped in to prevent the marriage after MGEF agreed to give her a scholarship. Yiamoi’s sister was married when she was just 11 years old. Her father, who is illiterate and jobless, has three wives and had been receiving dowry payments for Yiamoi for nine years, a debt he would have had to repay and was unable to do. The community agreed to raise the money to repay the debt so that Yiamoi could go to school. In March 2007, at the age of 13, Yiamoi enrolled in school for the first time, and until 2010 her father continued the threat of carrying out the marriage so he could get the dowry payment. Now he calls regularly to see how she is doing, and brags about his daughter.

Date of Birth: 03/12/1994
Started Program: 8 years 6 weeks ago
Start Grade: 1st Grade (Class 1)
Current Grade: 7th Grade (Class 7)
School: AIC Girls Primary School
Annual Education Cost: $325

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