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Charity Mereso

Mereso was born 8 January 1995, and is the youngest of twelve children. Mereso's older sisters were married off by their father at early ages, and three were forced to drop out of school. Mereso's father died in 1998 and her mother is unemployed due to illness, leaving her older brother, a businessman, to provide for Mereso and her siblings in addition to his own family. All of Mereso's brothers have had to drop out of school before their first year of high school due to lack of funding. MGEF support allows Mereso to attend Enoomatasiani Girls Secondary School. 

Date of Birth: 01/08/1995
Started Program: 5 years 3 weeks ago
Start Grade: 6th Grade (Class 6)
Current Grade: 10th Grade (Form 2)
School: Enoomatasiani Girls Secondary School
Sponsored: Yes

 

Christine Tinde

Christine was born on March 7, 2003. She has four siblings. Her father abandoned the family when Christine was young, and her mother sells beads to earn a meager living. Their only cow –a form of currency in Maasailand –died in the recent drought,  and the family’s goats were sold to pay school fees. Christine will be granted a scholarship by MGEF in 2016, so that she may continue her education.

Date of Birth: 03/07/2003
Started Program: 19 weeks 1 day ago
Start Grade: 7th Grade (Class 7)
Current Grade: 7th Grade (Class 7)
School: TBD
Sponsored: Yes

 

Clare Nkurani

Clare Nkurani is one of twenty children in a polygamous household. Her parents are both illiterate and gain income solely from selling their cows and goats. Clare was nearly married off after completing class eight, as her father wanted the bridal dowry. Two of Clare's sisters had already been married off for this reason. However, with assistance from Foundation Kids to School (FKS), Clare remained in school and finished her secondary studies in 2012. FKS, in partnership with MGEF, continues to sponsor Clare in her post-secondary pursuits. She is eager to move on with her studies in order to change the living standard of her family and reach her vision in life.

Date of Birth: 02/01/1991
Started Program: 2 years 51 weeks ago
Start Grade: Vocational School
Current Grade: College
School: Kibwezi Teachers' Training College
Sponsored: Yes

 

Dapash Tipape

Dapash is one of nine children being raised in a struggling household. With only three goats and an unemployed father, the children regularly spend their school breaks working to make ends meet. To support the family, Dapash's mother collects firewood on her back and carries it 30 kilometers to and from Tanzania for market. The little money she earns is used to buy food and little else. Now in Form 2, Dapash's future is threatened by a lack of funding for her education. MGEF accepted Dapash into the scholarship program so that she may continue her schooling. 

Date of Birth: 07/17/1996
Started Program: 20 weeks 15 hours ago
Start Grade: 10th Grade (Form 2)
Current Grade: 10th Grade (Form 2)
School: TBD
Sponsored: Yes

 

Diana Rakoine

Diana is 5 years old and the fourth-born of six children, all reliant on their mother's meager income selling firewood because her father was killed in a road accident when Diana was about four years old.  Since his passing, the family has struggled financially. To ease the hardship, Diana's older cousin took her in and enrolled her in the pre-school program at AIC Child Centre in Kajiado, with contributions from friends to purchase a uniform and school supplies.  But the cousin has her own family, and does not have the resources to pay Diana's school fees. Through an MGEF scholarship, Diana will have a chance for an education.

Date of Birth: 04/23/2008
Started Program: 2 years 44 weeks ago
Start Grade: Preschool
Current Grade: 1st Grade (Class 1)
School: High Gate Children's Preparatory
Sponsored: Yes

 

Doris Toret

Born in 2002, Doris is one of nine children born to an unemployed father and his two wives.  One daughter has already been forced to drop out of school, undergo FGM, and marry at the age of thirteen. The family subsists only on the income one mother earns from selling livestock, constructing Maasai huts, and collecting firewood. When her mother remarried, Doris was sent to live with her grandmother, as her stepfather did not wish to care for her. She missed countless school days due to torn uniforms, a lack of school fees, and household demands.  Determined to become a role model for her sisters, Doris has applied for an MGEF scholarship in 2016. With an education, she plans to help her mother and grandmother rise out of poverty. 

Date of Birth: 01/01/2002
Started Program: 19 weeks 1 day ago
Start Grade: 7th Grade (Class 7)
Current Grade: 7th Grade (Class 7)
School: TBD
Sponsored: Yes

 

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 51 weeks ago
Start Grade: Vocational School
Current Grade: Vocational School
School: Masai Technical Training Institute
Sponsored: Yes

 

Elizabeth Timanoi

Elizabeth Timanoi is the first child born to her parents, but she was brought up by her grandmother due to economic hardship. With the help of her grandmother, Timanoi was able to complete primary school and scored very well on her KCPE exam. Timanoi helps her grandmother fetch water to pay her school fees, but she often misses class because she does not have the money or necessities such as shoes, books, and other personal effects. Although she misses school, TImanoi is extremely bright and hopes to continue her education to change her life and the lives of her family. 

Date of Birth: 07/20/1998
Started Program: 2 years 38 weeks ago
Start Grade: 9th Grade (Form 1)
Current Grade: 11th Grade (Form 3)
School: Iloodokilani High School
Sponsored: Yes

 

Elizabeth Titeu

Elizabeth came to MGEF in 2016 as an 8-year-old orphan living with her elderly grandparents. She depends on her aunts and uncles for food and other necessities and risks dropping out of school due to poverty. A gifted singer and determined to succeed, Elizabeth will attend Inkati Primary School on an MGEF scholarship, graciously provided by former MGEF Executive Director, Zara Bott-Goins, and her mother, Kathy Bott. 

Date of Birth: 02/01/2007
Started Program: 19 weeks 1 day ago
Start Grade: 3rd Grade (Class 3)
Current Grade: 3rd Grade (Class 3)
School: TBD
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 44 weeks ago
Start Grade: 2nd Grade (Class 2)
Current Grade: 3rd Grade (Class 3)
School: Emurkea Boarding Primary School
Sponsored: Yes

 

Emily Kuka

Kuka was born in 1995 and is one of thirty children born to her father and his four wives. Kuka's parents are illiterate and unemployed, and the family relies entirely on one mother to sell firewood and earn an income. Though one of Kuka's sisters enrolled in grade one, three of her older sisters never had the chance to go to school. Instead, they were married off between the ages of thirteen and fifteen. As the only breadwinner in the family, Kuka's mother struggles to pay for school fees, while raising children and caring for her husband who suffers from an illness. With an MGEF scholarship, Kuka is guaranteed an education; one that can change her life and the lives of her family members.

Date of Birth: 01/01/1995
Started Program: 3 years 16 weeks ago
Start Grade: 9th Grade (Form 1)
Current Grade: 11th Grade (Form 3)
School: Karamugi Girls Secondary School
Sponsored: Yes

 

Emily Namunyene

Emily was born May 16, 1989, and has two sisters. Emily's mother died when Emily was around ten years old, by which time her father was already very old. Emily was left in the care of her older sister's husband, who resented the burden of caring for Emily. He refused to send her to school, and planned to marry her off in exchange for a dowry when she was twelve years old. Emily's father wanted her to be educated, and, with the help of a local area chief, prevented the marriage and got Emily an MGEF scholarship. Emily was able to continue her education. She has recently graduated from the University of Nairobi with a certificate in International Studies and plans to begin working on a Diploma in International Studies in 2016. 

Date of Birth: 05/16/1989
Started Program: 13 years 21 weeks ago
Start Grade: 3rd Grade (Class 3)
Current Grade: University
School: Pending
Sponsored: Yes

 

Emily Saaloi

Emily Saaloi is the daughter of a single mother who sells beadwork in order to make a living. She lives with her only sibling, an older sister, and her mother. In 2011, Emily completed her primary school education and scored an impressive 347 on her KCPE exam, a test that determines admission into secondary schools. Kabere Girls High school, among the best in the country, invited Emily to enroll, but due to the financial burden it would place on her family, Emily could not accept. Hearing of her struggle, an MGEF Division Committee member submitted Emily's name and application for a scholarship. She was accepted and, thanks to the generosity of a sponsor, began secondary school in February 2012.

Date of Birth: 05/01/1997
Started Program: 4 years 20 weeks ago
Start Grade: 9th Grade (Form 1)
Current Grade: 12th Grade (Form 4)
School: Kabare Girls High School
Sponsored: Yes

 

Esho Faith

Esho Faith had to drop out after she completed her primary school education because her parents could not afford secondary school fees and her father wanted to marry her off. In 2007, she and her mother moved in with relatives to prevent Esho Faith's unwanted marriage. An MGEF scholarship enabled her to attend and complete secondary school. Esho Faith received a Diploma in Social Work from Moi University in 2014 and is hoping to pursue a degree program in 2016.

Date of Birth: 01/01/1995
Started Program: 9 years 21 weeks ago
Start Grade: 9th Grade (Form 1)
Current Grade: College Graduate-Diploma
School: Pending
Sponsored: Yes

 

Esther Loita

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: 4 years 16 weeks ago
Start Grade: 9th Grade (Form 1)
Current Grade: 12th Grade (Form 4)
School: Noonkopir Girls Secondary School
Sponsored: No

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