Rebecca’s father is married to 4 wives and has 32 children in total. The drought in Kenya hurt the family significantly and Rebecca’s father was forced to marry off two of his daughters in order to keep the family afloat. In 2010, Rebecca dropped out of school due to pregnancy. Her father decided to arrange for her marriage because her dowry would support the family. In order to escape this fate, Rebecca ran away from home to a rescue center. With an MGEF scholarship, Rebecca is now safe from an early marriage and guaranteed an education.
Date of Birth: 05/01/1996
Started Program: April 2016
Start Grade: 8th Grade (Class 8)
Current Grade: 9th Grade (Form 1)
School: Ilbissil Boarding School