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List of Students Who Need Sponsors


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 48 weeks ago
Start Grade: 3rd Grade (Class 3)
Current Grade: Vocational School
School: St.John's Catholic School
Annual Education Cost: $2,000



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
Annual Education Cost: $2,000


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 20 weeks ago
Start Grade: 1st Grade (Class 1)
Current Grade: 7th Grade (Class 7)
School: Olkiramatian Primary School
Annual Education Cost: $1,000



Since she was a young child, Jackline has been supported solely by her mother, who never received an education. Without an MGEF scholarship, Jackline would not have been able to attend school. Jackline earned a diploma in Secondary Education from Moi University in 2012. She has decided to change tracks and has started working on a diploma of Insurance in 2015.

Date of Birth: 01/01/1994
Started Program: 12 years 30 weeks ago
Start Grade: 4th Grade (Class 4)
Current Grade: University
School: Moi University
Annual Education Cost: $2,000



Esther is an impressive scholar, scoring well on both a national test and in general studies. Nevertheless, her future was threatened by poverty. Esther, her siblings, and parents rely entirely on her mother's meager income, which comes from selling beads. Money simply was not available for Esther to continue beyond primary school. Her determination caught the attention of an MGEF committee member, who submitted her name for scholarship consideration. Esther was accepted immediately and, in January 2012, she began Noonkopir Girls Secondary School.

Date of Birth: 09/12/1995
Started Program: 3 years 26 weeks ago
Start Grade: 9th Grade (Form 1)
Current Grade: 12th Grade (Form 4)
School: Noonkopir Girls Secondary School
Annual Education Cost: $1,200

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A donation to MGEF will help to buy shoes, a uniform, and supplies for a student, or pay school fees for a needy girl to go to school.

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