Laureen is a six year old girl, who comes from a very poor family. She has two older sisters and one younger brother. Her parents believe in educating their children, but simply cannot afford it. Her father drives cattle to the market place for a living and her mother does not work. Both of her parents only have a primary school education. Her father’s job doesn’t pay very well and he struggles to put food on the table. The family must often depend on well wishers for basic needs. They have managed to put Laureen’s two older sisters into a local primary school, but they are often sent home due to lack of school fees. A third child in school was too much, so they told her that she could not go to school at this time. One of MGEF new junior board members, an MGEF alumna, heard of little Laureen’s plight and brought her to the office to fill out an application. Laureen received a scholarship from MGEF in January 2020, and is now in kindergarten for Term 1. Laureen is a very jovial and ambitious little girl, who dreamed of going to school. Her dreams have come true and she loves her new school.
Date of Birth: 2014
Started Program: January 2020
Start Grade: Kindergarten
Current Grade: Top Kindergarten
School: Enkirgirri Primary