Felister Tanyasi

Felister Tanyasi

Felister is one of nine children. Her parents are illiterate and unemployed. In Grade 5, Felister began missing school, performing poorly, and deteriorating in health. Felister’s concerned school principal visited her home and upon witnessing the conditions in which she lived and learning her parents intended to arrange for her marriage, he convinced the parents to let him take responsibility for her. Teachers at Felister’s school¬†took care of her needs as she continued her education. In 2012, Felister completed primary school and hoped to advance to secondary school. However, her family was still too poor to pay for her education. In 2013,¬†after being nominated by her primary school principal, Felister received an MGEF scholarship.

Date of Birth: 01/01/1999
Start Grade: 9th Grade (Form 1)
Current Grade: Post-secondary
School: Pending
Sponsored: Yes