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Meet Purity: Setting her sights on higher goals

Purity is a form four graduate who has been sponsored by Moja Tu since joining high school in 2017. She performed well in the high school exit examination and will enter university in the coming months.

Though it did not come as a surprise, she is still reeling from the excitement of passing the crucial and highly competitive exams, especially when she recalls where she has come from. Purity comes from a single-parent home. Her mother is a hairdresser, and she doesn’t make enough to provide adequately for her children. Purity says at one point, she risked dropping out of school.

“I almost lost hope in ever pursuing my dreams, but Moja Tu came to my rescue when I needed help most,” she recalls.

Having been given a chance to join high school, she took full advantage of the opportunity. During her four years in high school, the need to ensure that she made Moja Tu and herself proud made her work harder.

“I was motivated by the fact that someone took a chance with me and invested in my education. That made me feel worthy and gave me hope for a bright future. So, even when things got tough, I would use that as the fuel to keep me going,” she says with a smile.

Though she was expecting an A grade, she is proud of her B+ in the high school summative exams. She wants to pursue a course in the medical field, and she is looking forward to it.

Even with the Covid-19 pandemic disrupting school schedules, Purity states that she had to cope quickly with the changes. “Finishing high school amid the pandemic feels nice. There was so much uncertainty when schools closed for almost a year to contain the virus; we thought we would never return to school. When schools reopened, it was a rush to cover the lost time. There was so much pressure from all angles, and I am glad we made it in one piece. The icing on the cake is the good grades I got that will see me joining university hopefully in September this year,” she says.

She hopes to pursue a degree in chemical engineering. Her expectation about university is that it will be a great experience. She is excited to meet other people and make new friends who will make her a better person, not pull her back.

“I want to be an expert in making medicine. I have seen many people suffer around me because hospitals do not have drugs. So I hope to make an impact in that area.”

Her mentor has always been her sponsor, Jessica. Since they got to know each other, she has constantly reminded her that she can do anything she puts her mind to.

“I am putting my mind to being a successful young woman, and I know that with determination and effort, I will get there.”

Students like Purity have come this far with the help of a kind-hearted sponsor. Help us change more children’s lives with the gift of education by donating to Moja Tu. Make your donation here: https://mojatu.org/rainbow/

Joy Katanu