Emily is the youngest of seven children. Her parents both died when Emily was very young. Emily was supported by an elder, married sister, and, aside from one brother, she is the only sibling to enroll in school. Though her sister tried to provide for Emily as well as her own children, her resources were stressed. Because of her sister’s poverty, upon reaching the age of 10, Emily would have been at risk of forced FGM and an arranged marriage. Instead, with an MGEF scholarship, she is safe and attending boarding school at the Emurkea Boarding Primary School.
Date of Birth: 06/06/2004
Started Program: July 2013
Start Grade: 2nd Grade (Class 2)
Current Grade: 4th Grade (Class 4)
School: Emurkea Boarding Primary School