Marion and Lydia graduated from Christ the King Girls’ Boarding High School in December 2018. They are the sixth and seventh WSI sponsored students to complete high school. They wrote us letters soon after finishing school that perfectly capture the driving purpose behind everything WSI does: providing bright students with the financial support they need to become their best selves. We encourage you to read these letters and be moved by their success and maturity, just as we were.
To World Scholarship Initiative
When I think critically and try to figure out some of the people who have helped me in life then I cannot fail to say that World Scholarship Initiative is one of them. You are some of the best people in the whole world since you have shown me endless love and compassion from the time when I joined high school up to now when I have completed my high school life. I lack words to express my gratitude to you, but I pray that God may give me good results in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Completion exam (KCSE) since it is the only way that I can thank you.
Indeed, you are great people in my life since it is only because of you that I joined a boarding school, something that I had never thought of in my entire life. Also it is because of you that I managed to live a comfortable life in school having been provided with everything including school fees; and yet some of my classmates came from well up families but they could not live such a life.
Surely, you are God sent into lives of many children from St. Paul’s Primary School, me being one of them. We had never thought of living the life we are living right now. Many of us used to speak broken English, never ate lunch, used to walk for a very long distance to school and also were always sent home for coming late to school but now all these have been turned into a lovely and comfortable life. I tell you, many of us now can afford a smile on our faces since we can see light ahead of us.
Personally, I have benefitted a lot since my life is not the same. I thank God for my staying in Christ the King whereby I have matured to be a great women in the future. At least now I have courage to stand before people and speak to them courageously, and this is all because of the chance that I was given to be the school president.
I assure you that Christ the King is a good school since it has enlightened me in my education, it has taught me how to be a good leader, it has given me a chance to explore the country through symposiums and trips, it has also enabled me to participate in sports and games such as netball, football, volleyball, and handball, and in fact, I was awarded a certificate for being the best handball player during the interclass competition.
The words that I have used may sound familiar and useless but from deep within my heart I say “thank you so much.” As for me I urge and plead with you to continue with this program, since by doing so you are touching previous lives of those children who have great dreams and goals, but they are unable to achieve them due to lack of support from their parents and those around them.
In conclusion, it is my pleasure to say that I am very grateful for the support you have given to me and I hope that you will continue. With all those remarks I once more say thank you and may God bless you.
From: Shikokti Marion Mbaisi
Hello! Receive greetings from Lydia. Am doing fine, I have just completed my secondary education and am hoping for the best results. To Kate, then you for the letter you sent and congratulations because you are married. Am happy to hear that Mr. Tom got employed thanks to God that is good.
To all members who have been contributed to my academic support am grateful and am proud of you. I have never lacked anything during my schooling period, you made me comfortable in school and my part was only to study. Once more I say thank you.
Those of you who came to Kenya and we went for a tour, I thank you all it was just a wonderful day and a good interaction. Am also grateful to Miss Wanjohi because she has always guided me and also encouraged me in everything until now am done.
My mum has been doing a great job as a parent and she supported me in everyway for sure I had a smooth time with her during my studying period.
The school that you took me to study was also good, it had all the facilities required. In terms of discipline was also high even if the Principal was so strict she always did her best and ensured we had a conducive environment.
When I was in form one the school life seemed to be boring since had never been in a boarding school but as days went by I became used to and I really enjoyed being there for sure you chose a better place we call a school, wow! Thank I appreciate a lot.
I will never forget you all since you have brought me this far, it was a very long journey but you never gave up then you are very caring and dedicated. God bless you. I thank you so much and I wish you all the best in your lives.