Laikipia Area Secondary Students

While primary education is now universal in Kenya and Tanzania, it is up to families to pay for their children to go to high school. Students are keen and eager to go on to secondary school because they know how it will improve the prospects of theirs and their family’s future.

In Laikipia Region, people rely on livestock for their income so it can be impossible for their families to raise the school fees needed. Often, it is more economical for families to send their boy children to school because they can marry their daughters and receive livestock.

This page is a list of the bright and hopeful young students in this area. You will notice that some students are sponsored.  This means that an individual, family, school or other organization has committed to making sure they make it to their graduation. Those in need of sponsorship depend on ongoing donations. If you wish to learn more about a student or inquire about sponsorship please email info@educationispower.org.

Brandy Morra (SPONSORED)

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Brandy comes from Nyanza province where she lives with her grandparents, her single mother and her younger sister. She is attending the Tumaini Education Trust School which provides a safe and caring educational environment for some of the most vulnerable youth in her area.  You can read more about this school http://www.tumainitrust.org. Brandy is grateful for the opportunity to get an education and is truly enjoying all of her school subjects.

Leah Mbogoh (SPONSORED)

Leah%20term%202Leah comes from Nanyuki, Kenya where she lives with her parents and two younger siblings. Her family could not afford to pay for her school fees.  She now is attending the Tumaini Education Trust School.  Leah has dreams of becoming a doctor and is interested in finding cures for diseases that are now deemed “incurable”.  At school, Leah loves her teachers and her favourite sport is Badminton.

Kosiah Patrick Kishish (IN NEED OF FINANCIAL AID)

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Kosiah is in his second year of high school at Kirua Boys Secondary School. Because of the remote area Kosiah lives in, he has to go to boarding school as their are no schools close to his home.  His parents did not have enough funds to pay for his  $400 a year school tuition. Kosiah is happy to be at school and is of course enjoying the extra curricular activities such as rugby, soccer and grazing cows. Consider committing to help Kosiah have the opportunity to complete another year of secondary school.

Ruth Sakui (IN NEED OF SPONSORSHIP)

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Ruth is from the remote village, Nanduguru in Lakipia District, Kenya. Ruth attends Naari Girls Secondary School.   She is the first child of 7 in her family to attend secondary school. Ruth loves most of her school subjects but reports enjoying Math and History the most. There is no day school currently near Ruth’s home so the cost each year of boarding school for Ruth is $430. Her family is not capable of raising these funds.Read more about Ruth’s story here.

JULIANA NASHIPAI

(IN NEED OF SPONSORSHIP)

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Juliana comes from a remote Masai community called Lokussero.  She is attending a new high school in her community which was built to allow students like her to be able to live at home with her family while she finishes her studies instead of having to go to a more expensive boarding school. Juliana lives with her mother who is not able to pay her school fees at this time.

Narupu Ntaiya

(SPONSORED)

Narupu grew up in the village of Chumvi, a remote Masai community where families depend on livestock for their survival.  Narupu’s father died before she was born and her mother has 5 other children. The Interact Club of Haliburton Highlands Secondary School worked incredibly hard to rally their community and school to ensure that Narupu would have enough money set aside to finish high school. To hear more about Narupu’s story click here.

Fredrick Nantiri

(IN NEED OF SPONSORSHIP)

???????????????????????????????Frederick lives in the remote village, Nanduguru in Lakipia District, Kenya.  Fredrick’s parents both died when he was very young so he missed a lot of primary school while he went to live with his grandmother and younger sister.Because of the remote area where he is from, Fredrick needs to attend boarding school but his grandmother can not pay for the  the $400 needed for each year of high school. However, this education would make a future possible for Frederick. He would like to become a teacher and have a chance to live a better life.

 Pascoline Naserian Huson

(SPONSORED)

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Pascoline is currently studying at P.C.E.A. Nanyuki girls secondary school in Kenya.  She will graduate in December 2015.  She is a graduate from our partner at Lokusero Primary in the Maasai community of Il Ngwesi in Laikipia, Kenya.  The vast majority of primary graduates from Lokusero cannot go onto secondary school since they have no secondary school in their community and must pay a great deal to attend a boarding school.  She dreams to go to university which is practically unheard of in her community.  You can read more about Pascoline here.

Sakui Moipon Maire

(IN NEED OF SPONSORSHIP)

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 Sakui is currently studying at Nanyuki Boys High School in Nanyuki, Kenya.  He will graduate in December 2015.  Sakui is a graduate from our partner at Lokusero Primary in the Maasai community of Il Ngwesi in Laikipia, Kenya.  The vast majority of primary graduates from Lokusero cannot go onto secondary school since they have no secondary school in their community and must pay a great deal to attend a boarding school. He dreams to go to university which is practically unheard of in his community.  Read more here.

Margaret Shiro

(IN NEED OF SPONSORSHIP)

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Margaret is from the Masaai region of Laikipia North, Kenya.  She graduated Primary School as one of the top girls in her school but her family was unable to pay the high price of secondary education.  There is no secondary school close by so she must go to a boarding school which is at the higher cost of $400 per year.   As of July 2013 Margaret started her first year of secondary school.  This was made possible through general donations to EIP and the volunteer administrative work of Lokusero Primary teachers Mr. Mathange and Mr. Gitonga

Nantana Marek

(SPONSORED)

Nantana is from Chumvi, Kenya. Her parents are jobless and without livestock.  As is tradition in Masai culture, Nantana’s parents tried to sell her for cows twice when she finished primary school last December 2012 but Nantana refused because she insisted that she wanted to find a way to join high school.  In hopes of raising enough funds, she repeated Grade 7 twice. Her father sought out EIP because of Nantana’s determination to further her education.The Interact Club of Haliburton Highlands Secondary School worked incredibly hard to rally their community and school to ensure that Narupu would have enough money set aside to finish high school.  You can read more about Nantana here.

Elizabeth Moidi

(IN NEED OF SPONSORSHIP)

???????????????????????????????Elizabeth attends Naari Secondary School in Meru, Kenya. Elizabeth is hoping that her education will help her family consisting of 3 sisters and 2 brothers have a brighter future.  After primary school Elizabeth was well aware that her community needed more educated people to ensure environmental sustainability.  She is very grateful to be in a position where she will be able to better her family’s and her community’s future.  You can read more about Elizabeth here.

 

 

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