Nayieyo is a 14 year old girl who comes from a polygamist family. Her father has two wives and she has six siblings and five step siblings. Neither the father nor the wives are employed and the family only has six cows and six goats. Nayieyo’s 11 year old brother has multiple disabilities, which is a hardship for the family. Nayieyo’s mother believes in education and has managed to find well wisher to help her pay school fees so her children could attend primary school. Unfortunately, the family cannot afford secondary school for Nayieyo even though she did very well in primary school and scored very high on the Kenya Certificate of Primary Exam (KCPE). Her teacher feels that she is a promising student and that Nayieyo would have scored even higher on her KCPE, but she was not motivated because she knew she wasn’t going to be able to attend secondary school. Her mother also believes in her and brought her to the attention of one of MGEF’s Board members. Nayieyo was accepted into the scholarship program in January 2020. She no longer has to worry about her school fees and can now concentrate on her school work.
Date of Birth: 1/1/2006
Started Program: January 2020
Start Grade: 9th Grade (Form 1)
Current Grade: 12th Grade (Form 4)
School: Baraka Oontoyie Seconadry School