Lydia is in her last year at Christ the King Girls Boarding school. She says that she finds school “very interesting and fun” but also challenging. She is a fan of British Premier League soccer (as are most Kenyans), watching the games when she’s on break from school and playing on the school team. In her letters she demonstrates a desire to understand and perform well in the classes that she struggles in and is clearly focused on her academics. She is smart, earnest, and has high aspirations: “I have been dreaming to be a professor of biology, physics, or mathematics like Professor Shiela who came to our school last term. I really admired her.”
In Spring 2017, Lydia was enrolled in eight classes: English, Swahili, Math, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Christian Studies, and Business. Her best grades are in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. She ranked 7th out of 73 students.
Lydia comes from a difficult home where she and her sister suffered abuse from their father. At Christ the King Boarding School, WSI pays her school fees, purchases school supplies (including school uniforms and bedding), and pays for extra tutoring. She is grateful for WSI’s support: “I appreciate the sponsorship you have offered me because it was something that I did not expect, I was worried that I would not be able to join a good secondary school but I kept on praying to God and indeed you came to my aid.”
Marion is a senior at Christ the King Boarding School, where she is the student body president. At school, she enjoys history, “because we get to know more about the origin of man and how man developed.” She plays sports, including volleyball and netball (a british sport, like basketball but the nets do not have backboards and dribbling or moving with the ball is not allowed). She has also joined the math club. In primary school she participated in drama, dance, and poetry recitation. She is friendly, bright, and outgoing.
In Spring 2017, Marion was enrolled in eight classes: English, Swahili, Math, Biology, Chemistry, History, Christian Studies, and Business. Her best grades are in History and Chemistry. She ranked 16th out of 73 students.
Marion was raised by her mother alone after her father died from HIV. At Christ the King Boarding School, WSI pays her school fees, purchases school supplies (including school uniforms and bedding), and pays for extra tutoring. Her thanks in her own words:
Margaret finished her first year at Christ the King Girls Boarding School in November 2016. She is now 16 years old and greatly enjoying her new school. Margaret is currently enrolled in twelve classes and is particularly excelling in Biology, History, Agriculture, and Religious Studies. She is ranked 14th out of 78 students. Margaret grew up in the Bondeni slum area of Nakuru. More details will be available as we get more letters from her.
Vincent finished his first year at Loreto Nakuru School for Boys in November 2016. He has won the hearts of his teachers and classmates, as he is one of the top academically-achieving students in whole school. In the last year, he also won a regional award for a poetry recitation, participates in school government, and is a star on the school soccer team. His shy, humble demeanor only adds to his likability. Vincent is enrolled in eleven classes and scores high marks in English, History, Chemistry, and Swahili class. He is ranked 5th out of 61 students in his class. More details will be available as we get more letters from him.
Joyce is the oldest of five children. Joyce started her freshman year at Christ the King Girls Boarding School in February 2017. At school, she enjoys playing netball and her favorite subject is Christian Religious Studies.