Faustine comes from a very humble background. Her father lives with a disability and the mother works in a salon. They are three children and all of them sat for the primary exit examination this year. They will be moving to high school in less than two weeks and her parents are in no position whatsoever to shoulder the burden that comes with this level of education. If she gets a scholarship, her siblings will get a chance to proceed to secondary school as well.
Faustine, who scored 337 marks in KCPE, believes that education is the ticket out of the poverty that has afflicted her family and community for ages. She says once she is through with her studies and working, she will come back to her community and help educate other children so that they can also be empowered.
She is confident, a go getter and expressive. She writes well too.
Sponsoring a secondary student is $1,020 a year, or $85 per month. This amount covers the students' tuition fees, and buys school supplies, uniforms, shoes, and other personal effects required to live at boarding school.