Loise is a fourteen year old girl who comes from a very large family. Her father has three wives and 26 children. He is an older man and does not have the means to support the children’s education. Only four boys and two girls have attended school out of the 26 children, their fees paid by their mother, aunt, and well-wishers. Eventually these six siblings had to drop out of school due to lack of school fees. Loise’s father removed her from school when she was just in class three. He wanted her to help take care of the cattle, but her main job has been to care for him. She dreamt of going back to school and continued to ask her father, but he would not allow it. Desperate to reach her goal of an education, Loise ran away from her home to her cousin’s house, who lives near the town of Kajiado. She was rescued by a chief and brought to MGEF to ask for assistance, and we accepted her application. Due to the lack of funds causing her past spotty attendance, her new school started her in Class 1 in January 2018.
Started Program: January 2018
Start Grade: 1st Grade (Class 1)
Current Grade: 5th Grade (Class 5)
School: AIC Primary Boarding School