Jennifer is a 17 year old girl, who comes from a polygamist family of 16 children. Her father had two wives, but Jennifer’s mother passed away 12 years ago, leaving Jennifer’s fate to her uncles. Her uncles paid for her to attend primary school, but when she joined secondary school her older brother insist she come home and marry. Jennifer asked her relatives to convince him to let her go to school. He allowed her to attend Form 1 but then refused to pay Form 2 school fees and once again insisted she was to be married. Jennifer was forced to leave school and now is passed from relative to relative. She fears returning home because her brother will marry her off. She has asked MGEF assistance to return to school. She is a very bright and ambitious girl, who is full of life. She dreams of changing the attitudes toward educations for girls in her family by being the first girl to reach her goal of an education. MGEF accepted Jennifer in June 2018.
Date of Birth: 2001
Started Program: June 2018
Start Grade: 10th Grade (Form 2)
Current Grade: 11th Grade (Form 3)
School: Merrueshi Maasai Secondary School