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Yiamoi Kasairo 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 Barazani Girls High School.
Date of Birth: 07/18/1994
Started Program: 2 years 7 weeks ago
Start Grade: 10th Grade (Form 2)
Current Grade: 12th Grade (Form 4)
School: Barzani Girls High School
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.
Date of Birth: 05/15/1985
Started Program: 7 years 19 weeks ago
Start Grade: College
Current Grade: University
School: Kenya Medical Training College
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: 9 years 24 weeks ago
Start Grade: 6th Grade (Class 6)
Current Grade: College
School: Masai Technical Training Institute (MTTI)
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: 2 years 41 weeks ago
Start Grade: 2nd Grade (Class 2)
Current Grade: 4th Grade (Class 4)
School: Rombo Girls Boarding School
Grace Kilayo 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. Grace's father did not provide for his family, and married off his oldest daughter at the age of fourteen. When Grace was very young, her mother divorced her father and 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: 2 years 24 weeks ago
Start Grade: 9th Grade (Form 1)
Current Grade: 9th Grade (Form 1)
School: Moi Girls Secondary School
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.
Sponsorship is an opportunity to be a part of one student's life for the duration of her education and beyond. If you are interested in sponsoring a student, please contact MGEF so that we can discuss which is the best student for you.