Being caught in the cycle of poverty hinders children from accessing not only basic needs, such as food and shelter, but also important rights, such as education. Many of our students come from families that struggle to put food on the table. When the struggle is hand to mouth, needs such as education become secondary wants and this keeps people trapped in the cycle of poverty. However, with a lot of hard work and determination, it is possible to escape this vicious cycle. David, a recent form 4 graduate set to join university later this year, is living proof of this. Four years down the line since David joined Moja Tu, we look back to share his journey and most importantly his accomplishments.
“Before I was sponsored, I used to be sent home to get school fees from my guardian who did not have the funds to cater for my education. Everything changed after I was enrolled into the Moja Tu program. Moja Tu paid my school fees in full and on time, every time. If I was not sponsored, I don’t know what I would be doing now. I might be working in a day labor job, earning barely enough to survive on, or I might have got caught up in a bad crowd. Now I know and believe that my future will be bright and I’m going to become a great person in my society. I would like to join university and study law. I’m working hard and I’m very determined to achieve this career path.
My sponsor is called Erwin. I would like to thank him for supporting me through my education and promise him that am going to make the best from the help he has given me. I would like to tell everyone in Moja Tu to focus and always do the best. Currently I’m brushing up on my computer skills ahead of my first day at university. I have already selected the university I would like to join and am preparing my mind to hold more information during my university years. I would like to take this chance to thank the entire Moja Tu fraternity for the great work that they are doing in our lives. Thank you Moja Tu.”