Back in school after 8 years

Some are born fighters; they never give up. Rehma is surely one of them and we don’t want to miss share her story with you.

At the age of 24, Rehma marvels at last to join Secondary school after 8 years of stay at home due to lack of school fees. When she tells her story, the joy of being back in school after such a long period is written all over her face.

 

Having been raised in a family of nine with both her parents jobless, she thought that her dreams were shuttered. It was a bitter pill to swallow, as she had to watch her mates enroll in different Secondary schools.

Rehma decided not to give up and trained in a local salon where she was able to learn how to do people’s hair to raise her school fees. It was not an easy job for her since the pay was a low as KES 500 per month. However, she knew that she had to make it so she went for another job in another salon but the same low pay problem trailed her.

She felt badly she needed to go to school but that is not what she wanted. Struggling alone she decided to approach a teacher at Majaoni Secondary School who promised to enroll her in the school if she brought KES 20,000.

That is the time she got in touch with Kesho organization and for once in her lifetime she began dreaming again. She could see a tomorrow again. She enrolled at Majaoni Secondary School not carrying of her age. To those in her shoes, she gladly advises them to be open with their problems and above all, education is for everyone, the age matters less.

Rehma is now in Form 1 and she still has a few years to go. However we are confident that she will make her way through Secondary School. We wish her all the best and are happy to walk that path with her.

 

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