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Abigael Simaloi

Abigael is the only child of a single mother.  Her mother was helped by the grandparents, until their death, but now she is the sole supporter of Abigael and herself; she has no skills to find a reliable source of income.  Abigael is a very good student and likes to play soccer at school. In July 2012, Abigael was awarded a full scholarship to pursue a 4-year Bachelor´s degree in Agricultural Science at EARTH University, Costa Rica for the academic period 2013-2016. Even while studying, Abigael has already started her own NGO, SAVE OUR WORLD, to better her home community back in Kajiado County, Kenya.

Date of Birth: 05/05/1990
Started Program: 12 years 30 weeks ago
Start Grade: 6th Grade (Class 6)
Current Grade: University
School: EARTH University, Costa Rica
Sponsored: Yes

 

Abigael Somoina

Abigael was born on May 5, 1992 into a family of twelve children. Her father does not support his family. Abigael's mother sells firewood to make a living, but earns less than a dollar per day. In January of 2002, Abigael became MGEF's first student from Loitokitok Primary School. She graduated from St. Clare Girls' Secondary School in 2011. Abigael is currently studying Community Development and Social Work at Mount Kenya University.

Date of Birth: 05/05/1992
Started Program: 14 years 30 weeks ago
Start Grade: 4th Grade (Class 4)
Current Grade: University
School: Mount Kenya University
Sponsored: Yes

 

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: 9 years 30 weeks ago
Start Grade: 6th Grade (Class 6)
Current Grade: College
School: Maasai Mara University
Sponsored: Yes

 

Agnes Nadupoi

Agnes is 15 years old and lives in the Mashuru Division of Kajiado. She is very commited to her education and she completed Class 8, even despite having to walk 12 km from home to school everyday. Due to the drought her family cannot afford to pay for her secondary education. She did very well on her final examinations last year and has joined Noonkopir Girls Secondary School this January. 

Date of Birth: 07/26/1999
Started Program: 1 year 30 weeks ago
Start Grade: 9th Grade (Form 1)
Current Grade: 9th Grade (Form 1)
School: Noonkopir Girls Secondary School
Sponsored: Yes

 

Agnes Nemayian Sampaika

Orphaned at a young age, Agnes Nemayian Sampaika lived for many years with her grandmother, who had neither the money for school fees nor the ability to work. Agnes is now under the guardianship of a Maasai couple with eight other children. Though they wish to send their daughters to school, Agnes and her sisters are often sent home because they lack funding. An incredibly motivated student, Agnes dreams of pursuing a degree in Environmental Science. She also strives to become a role model for other orphans and disadvantaged kids in her community. Through an MGEF scholarship, we know that Agnes can reach all of her goals and many, many more. 

Date of Birth: 08/24/1998
Started Program: 29 weeks 2 days ago
Start Grade: 9th Grade (Form 1)
Current Grade: 9th Grade (Form 1)
School: TBD
Sponsored: Yes

 

Alice Pelela

Pelela is the eldest of twelve children. Her parents are both illiterate and earn money by selling milk. Due to their extreme poverty, Pelela's younger sister was married off at the age of thirteen and never went to school. It was through the insistence of her mother and stepmother that Pelela's father even allowed her to attend school. However, the cost of furthering her education has surpassed the family's ability to pay. In order to continue her schooling, Pelela applied and was accepted for an MGEF scholarship in 2013. She recently received a certificate in Early Childhood Development at Emerald College.

Date of Birth: 12/12/1992
Started Program: 3 years 17 weeks ago
Start Grade: Vocational School
Current Grade: Vocational School Graduate
School: Graduated
Sponsored: Yes

 

Ann Silantoi

Ann was born on December 12, 1993, the second-born in a family of six. Her parents are both illiterate, and her father does not believe in educating girls.  Still, Ann completed primary school in 2010, scoring higher on the national test than any other girl in her school. Due to her performance, Ann gained admittance to Barak Oontoyie Secondary School, an outstanding institution that accepts only the brightest students. She managed to raise enough money to pay for the first year, but knowing that her family could not afford to help her, Ann was faced with the iminent end to her education. Thankfully, an MGEF division committee member brought Ann to our attention. With a scholarship from MGEF, Ann can now continue her schooling uninterrupted.

Date of Birth: 12/12/1993
Started Program: 5 years 13 weeks ago
Start Grade: 9th Grade (Form 1)
Current Grade: Secondary School Graduate
School: Pending
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: 4 years 26 weeks ago
Start Grade: 9th Grade (Form 1)
Current Grade: 12th Grade (Form 4)
School: Namanga Girls High School
Sponsored: Yes

 

Apophia Sinantei

Apophia is from Sajiloni in the Central Division of Kajiado. She is the youngest in a family of 5. Her family works hard but can no longer afford to keep her in school. Their cows were all lost with the drought and they do not have enough now to provide for their basic needs. She is smart and driven and has started classes at Baraka Oontoyio Secondary School in 2015.

Date of Birth: 01/01/1999
Started Program: 1 year 30 weeks ago
Start Grade: 10th Grade (Form 2)
Current Grade: 10th Grade (Form 2)
School: Baraka Oontoyie Secondary School
Sponsored: Yes

 

Beatrice Nasalula

Beatrice Nasalula is one of three sisters who came to MGEF in need of sponsorship. With nine children in total, her family can hardly pay for basic necessities, much less school fees. Beatrice yearns to return to secondary school full-time, where she can concentrate on her studies uninterrupted. An MGEF scholarship will enable Beatrice to earn an education and pursue her dream career in community development. Beatrice is currently sponsored in part by a generous donor, but needs another supporter to cover her remaining fees ($600). 

Date of Birth: 04/12/1995
Started Program: 29 weeks 2 days ago
Start Grade: 10th Grade (Form 2)
Current Grade: 10th Grade (Form 2)
School: TBD
Sponsored: Yes

 

Beatrice Yiamoi

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: 5 years 13 weeks ago
Start Grade: 10th Grade (Form 2)
Current Grade: College
School: Machakos University College
Sponsored: Yes

 

Blessing Reson

Reson was married off when she was nine-years-old by her father, who believes that educating a girl is valueless compared to a dowry. Reson and three of her sisters were all forced to drop out of school to be circumcised and married off. With the help of female activists and the chief of her village, Reson was brought to the rescue center at Kajiado Adventist School, where her step-sister, Nashipae, who was rescued from marriage at age 10, has been since January 2012. She is happy to be with her sister and in the company of other rescue girls, who share similar life experiences. Having dropped out of preschool in order to be wed, Reson resumed her studies as a preschooler in January 2012 and is making amazing progress.

Date of Birth: 01/01/2002
Started Program: 4 years 30 weeks ago
Start Grade: Preschool
Current Grade: 3rd Grade (Class 3)
School: Kajiado Adventist School
Sponsored: Yes

 

Caroline Namunyak

Caroline is 11 years old and she is from the Namanga Division of Kajiado. She comes from a single parent family with 5 siblings and is the youngest. She has missed a lot of schooling due to lack of fees but she has a tremendous spirit and is eager to be in school. She has joined other MGEF students starting their first term this January, 2015

Date of Birth: 09/23/2003
Started Program: 1 year 30 weeks ago
Start Grade: 1st Grade (Class 1)
Current Grade: 1st Grade (Class 1)
School: Kajiado Adventist Primary School
Sponsored: Yes

 

Catherine Katese

Catherine is one of six children living with an unemployed single mother. Her father passed away when she was young, leaving two wives and thirteen sons and daughters behind. Catherine’s sisters and brothers have gone to school as long as possible, but poverty now impedes their ability to afford food, let alone pay their fees. Left with no other option, Catherine comes to MGEF with a passion for learning and a plea for assistance.

Date of Birth: 02/12/1998
Started Program: 28 weeks 3 days ago
Start Grade: 9th Grade (Form 1)
Current Grade: 9th Grade (Form 1)
School: TBD
Sponsored: Yes

 

Catherine Timanoi

Timanoi's father has been trying to marry her off since she graduated from primary school, but an MGEF high school scholarship kept her in school. She is the first of five children in a family living in extreme poverty, dependent on relief food during the droughts. After high school, Timanoi was accepted to the University of Nairobi, with a major in Nutrition.  Her father still wants to marry her off, but in Timanoi's words, "I am not ready to be someone's wife. I would like to achieve my academic goals and change the living standard of our family."

Date of Birth: 12/08/1990
Started Program: 12 years 30 weeks ago
Start Grade: 9th Grade (Form 1)
Current Grade: University
School: University of Nairobi
Sponsored: Yes

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