Alice Pelela

Alice Pelela

Alice is the eldest of twelve children. Her parents are both illiterate and earn money by selling milk. Due to the family’s extreme poverty, Alice’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 Alice’s father allowed her to attend school. However, the cost of furthering her education had surpassed the family’s ability to pay. In order to continue her schooling, Alice was awarded an MGEF scholarship in 2013 and graduated with a vocational certificate in Early Childhood Development from Emerald College in 2014.

Date of Birth: 12/12/1992
Started Program: April 2013
Start Grade: Vocational School
Current Grade: Graduated 2014
School: Emerald College