Lucy is 17 year old girl who comes from a family of eight children, three boys and five girls. The family is very poor and has struggled to send both girls and boys to school. Lucy’s oldest sister was married off after primary school, and her second sister was denied any education due to lack of school fees, which went to her older brother. Lucy has attended school sporadically, often being sent home due to lack of school fees. Her mother came to the MGEF office in September 2017 to ask for assistance with Lucy’s education. She spent the entire day in the office. When the staff finally asked why she had not returned home, she informed them that she had no money for transportation back. The staff gave her the small fee from petty cash and informed her that MGEF had accepted her daughter into their sponsorship program. Lucy is now able to attend school and reach for her dream without the fear of being sent home.
Date of Birth: 01/04/2001
Started Program: January 2018
Start Grade: 4th grade (Class 4)
Current Grade: 8th Grade (Class 8)
School: Ilbissil Academy