CYNTHIA (FORM 2/SOPHOMOR YEAR)
Cynthia is currently fifth in her class and excels in both Math and History. When she grows up she intends to further her education and pursue being a doctor.
PHAUSTINE (FORM 3/JUNIOR YEAR)
Coming from a large family of six siblings, receiving an education has been a challenge for Phaustine. Before she was sponsored by NEF the possibility of obtaining an education was nearly taken away from her due to high educational fees. Through her hardship, Phaustine has proved to be a creative and independent thinker. She is currently second in her class and excels in History and CRE. After graduation, she sees herself being either a doctor or a judge.
AKINYI HARRIET (FORM 3/JUNIOR YEAR)
Having learned how to manage her time through work and school, Akinyi is the top student in her class, excelling in Sciences and History. Coming from a large family of four siblings, obtaining an education has come with great difficulties. Often times Akinyi was sent home due to the high balance that remained on her school account. With the help of NEF it has encouraged Akinyi to put more effort in her academic performance. She is looking forward to the day she becomes either a lawyer or an engineer.
SUSAN (FORM 4/SENIOR YEAR)
Susan’s role model is “Mrs. Agnes Odhiambo, the controller of budget in Kenya, and a very successful woman. She also comes from Budalangi sub-county which is also the area where I come from. That reminds me that I can make it too in the future.” What inspires Susan to work harder, she says, “is the fact that very few girls in my area get to finish school and that makes me want to be one of the few women who are successful in my area.” Susan’s best subject is English and she wants to go to college or university after graduating from Busijo this year.
DORINE (COMPLETED FORM 4 IN DECEMBER 2016)
Dorine recently completed her national secondary school exams, which will determine if she is eligible to proceed to college or university. Results are likely to be released in February or March 2017. She aspires to be a teacher for people with special needs.
VICTORINE (COLLEGE STUDENT, GRADUATE OF BUSIJO SECONDARY SCHOOL)
Is studying to be a Registered Community Health Nursing at Maseno College of Nursing in Kenya, which deals with nursing in the hospital, community and country-wide. She has been serving in Busia County hospital, Russia hospital in Kisumu, Vihiga county hospital, Kisumu County hospital and Maseno Mission hospital. In her own words: “I really like my profession since I urged for it for so long, and it helps me serve those who are in need, who are sick people in the wards by providing nursing care. I would like to be a nursing lecturer in colleges and universities, so as to help produce the best nurses through my teachings, and I would like to continue serving in the hospital to help the sick people. I would like to continue my education by advancing to a degree program after my diploma course, which will enable me to reach many people who are in need.”
VELMA (COLLEGE STUDENT, GRADUATE OF BUSIJO SECONDARY SCHOOL)
With financial assistance from NEF’s College Fund Campaign, and a village fundraiser organized by her father, Velma realized her college dream and began pursuing a Bachelor of Education with an emphasis on mathematics and business at Kibabii University in Kenya in September 2015. Velma is the first student from Busijo Secondary School and her family to attend university. It is also likely that she is one of the first youth in her village to be accepted into a university program. During her breaks from school she has does student teaching in Mombasa, Kenya and at her alma mater, Busijo Secondary School.
JUDITH (COLLEGE STUDENT, GRADUATE OF BUSIJO SECONDARY SCHOOL)
Is studying Early Childhood Education in Busia Teachers Training College. She is concluding her teaching practicals. Judith wrote about her college experience: “I feel wonderful and marvelous as I associate with new friends from different places and tribes. This has made me to be well equipped with necessary skills for delivering knowledge and appropriate teaching methodology for teaching E.C.D.E and lower primary classes. I have also gained the experience of knowing different types of personalities, temperaments of children, individual differences and how I can handle it with ease.”