Wilter is the oldest of three sisters, and recently graduated top of her class from Lekuruki Primary School at Dream Children’s Home. Wilter and her sisters came to live at Dream when their mother realized that she could not give them a stable home life on her meager salary. Their mother has been working odd jobs to send enough money to the home to support her children, and even though she sometimes comes up short, Wilter knows she is doing her best. Wilter has devoted herself to her studies and sisters while they live at Dream Children’s Home.
Though she was one of the highest scoring KCPE candidates in Kenya, it was uncertain if Wilter would be able to continue on to high school this year, due to the high cost associated with continuing on to high school. However, we stepped in to ensure that Wilter would get the chance she deserved to continue her education. Wilter has watched her younger sister, Penina, forge a close bond with her own Moja Tu sponsor, and she is so excited to continue on to high school with the help of a sponsor of her own. We recently caught up with Wilter to see how she was adjusting to life in high school:
“My name is Wilter, and I attend Tumutumu Girls High School. I scored 389 marks in my KCPE examination. I was able to earn these marks through my own dedication and hard work, and I would like to thank my teachers at Lekuruki and Dream for supporting me. I am so excited to be in high school. It is a lot of fun, but at the same time, comes with a lot more responsibility. Here, a good routine is essential; you have to be at the right place at the right time. However, I have adapted to the new environment well and have made many friends who I love spending time with. I am so happy that I have made this positive step in my life.
I am studying eleven subjects this term. My best subjects are English, Kiswahili, History, Government and Geography. Outside of class, I enjoy playing basketball and volleyball with my friends. We also like to study together in the evenings.
In the future, I would like to attend The University of Nairobi and study medicine. I would like to help the sick in the community and this has really driven me to work hard to make this realistic. If I was not sponsored, my future would be very unclear, and my dream of becoming a doctor would be unrealistic and unachievable.
Now that I have sponsors of my own, I have a lot of hope for a better life and my future is bright! I would like to thank my sponsors Paige and Laith for making this possible for me. I would also like to thank the entire Moja Tu family for the wonderful things it is doing in our lives. I promise that I will work hard in my studies to make all those who believe in me proud, and above all, to achieve my goals and build a better future for myself, my family, and my community.”