Valary studied at Friends School in Tigoi – thanks to the generosity of her sponsor.
She recorded this short video for us. She also wrote to us to express what this opportunity means to her:
“I am writing this letter to appreciate you for giving me a scholarship so that I continue with my schooling.
You don’t know me nor I don’t know you, [except] through your sympathy to offer me a chance like this one.
When I had finished my primary education I just knew I was going to sit home. I never expected a chance that you have given me [so] I will work on this chance to improve my parents’ life and my own [life].
For now I am fourteen years old. My parents have been able to provide me with the needs in primary school since they are not employed but are just peasant farmers here in Western part of Kenya they were unable to pay for my secondary level education [which] is very expensive here in Kenya.
In school I joined drama which is my favourite club. In co-curriculum activities I enjoy playing volleyball I am going on very well since it is my first time to attend a boarding school.
You have made me so happy…… I work hard to show you that I really needed that chance and the only way
is to pass my examinations”.
Valary has now completed secondary school, having achieved a B- grade in her final KCSE exams. This secured her a place to study Financial Management at Egerton University.