Mary Silantoi

Mary Silantoi

Mary is the first-born in a family of eight children. She was pledged in marriage at a young age and the wedding was arranged while she was in Grade 6. Mary’s mother helped her run away to one of her teacher’s homes to escape the marriage. Mary’s mother then left with all of her children to live with her parents. Mary’s father still threatens to marry her off if she returns home. Mary continues to live with her teacher, who helped her through primary school but could not afford secondary school fees. MGEF offered her a scholarship to continue her education and she has proven to be an excellent student.

Date of Birth: 09/12/1995
Start Grade: 9th Grade (Form 1)
Current Grade: 12th Grade (Form 4)
School: St. Mary’s Girls High School
Sponsored: Yes