Mary is an eighteen year old girl, who lives with her single mom and 2 siblings. Mary’s life has been one of violence as her father is an abusive man with a drug and alcohol problem. When Mary was a young girl, her mother left her father because of the violence but later returned to him. Finally, she left him for good when he threatened to kill her with a knife. Her mother does odd jobs to support the three children. She has tried to keep them in school but most of the time is unable to pay the school fees. Mary was accepted to a good school, but she stayed at the local day school because she knew that her mother could not afford the better school. The head teacher of Mary’s day school has been kind and does not send the children home when the school fees have not been paid. She suggested to Mary that she apply for a scholarship at MGEF. Mary is a good student and she felt that Mary would thrive at the better school. She contacted the local MGEF board member and spoke of Mary. Mary filled out an application and was accepted in January 2020. Mary is happy to no longer worry about school fees and MGEF hopes to get her into a better school by Term 2.
Date of Birth: 2/9/2002
Started Program: January 2020
Start Grade: 11th Grade (Form 3)
Current Grade: 12th Grade (Form 4)
School: Namanga Mixed Day Secondary School