Emily’s mother died when Emily was around ten years old. Emily was left in the care of her older sister’s husband, who resented the burden of caring for her. He refused to send her to school, planning to marry her off in exchange for a dowry. However, Emily’s father wanted his daughter educated, and with the help of a local area chief, he prevented Emily’s early marriage and secured an MGEF scholarship for her in 2003. With the support of her father and MGEF, Emily was able to continue going to school. She graduated from the University of Nairobi with a certificate in International Studies and began working on a Diploma in International Studies in 2016.
Date of Birth: 05/16/1989
Started Program: December 2002
Start Grade: 3rd Grade (Class 3)
Current Grade: University