In May of 2019, Silantoi came to MGEF as a 13 year old girl from a polygamist family of two mothers and 12 children. Silantoi’s father worked as a school watchman, but brought home a meager $30 a month salary. He had already married off four of his older daughters, two of which never attended school. In 2017 he changed his thinking and with his small salary managed to send the other eight children to school. In 2019, he had three children in high school, and was stretched to his limit. He could not afford to send Silantoi to school. The local MGEF-Kajiado Board member heard of Silantoi’s family and their plight and brought her to fill out an application. MGEF accepted Silantoi to their Scholarship program May 2019. 2023 – Silantoi is now 17 and is enjoying attending high school.
Date of Birth: 2006
Started Program: May 2019
Start Grade: 5th Grade (Class 5)
Current Grade: 10th Grade (Form 2)
School: Baraka Oontoyie