Joseph is the youngest of three, born to a single mother. His older brother dropped out of school a year ago, and unfortunately began abusing drugs. Since his older sister was unable to join secondary school, she was married at the age of 16, three years ago.
Joseph now lives with his mother in a rented house in a small satellite town near Njambini Town, Nyandarua County. He was able to initially join secondary school due to the influence of a member of Parliament, who wrote a note to Njabini Boys’ High School saying that he would support Joseph through the constituency development fund (CDF). Well-wishers were able to scrape enough money together to pay for Joseph’s uniform and other personal items needed to join secondary school. Unfortunately, this help only lasted through the first 2 years of Joseph’s high school. It expired at the beginning of this year, and since then, Joseph has relied entirely on the goodwill of well-wishers to pay his school fees. At the end of term 2 2017, he had an accumulated fees balance of over kshs.50, 000 and was send home from school due to a lack of school fees.
A meeting with his mother revealed that she is a day laborer who earns a living by taking seasonal jobs on nearby farms. She is barely able to put food on the table and pay the rent, let alone send Joseph to school. She has no way to pay for Joseph’s schooling, so he faces the risk of not going back to school for the final term of form 3.
A sponsorship is the only chance Joseph has to rejoin school and pursue his dream of becoming a teacher. He is a hardworking, dedicated student, very deserving of this opportunity, as evidenced by the impressive B- average he earned in term 1 of this year, despite missing so much school. Consider helping Joseph by sponsoring him today!
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