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Katana
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kenya
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Student
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UBI
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access_time 9 days ago
 
What does receiving this money mean to you?
I finished my first year in the University in December. I was supposed to resume studies in April but a month has gone without hopes of going back to school because besides lacking schools, my parents cannot raise the 2 700KES for transport. I am glad to get enrolled in this program for it will help me in my studies. In a year I am required to pay 26 000KES since I am a government sponsored student so I will be saving 2000KES every month and the other cash will be for my upkeep.
What is the happiest part of your day?
When I received an admission letter to join Masinde Muliro University to study bachelors degree in education and science, I was not happy for I had no one to take pay my school fees. Teachers, neighbours and other relatives gathered to fundraise and I finally joined though two months late. The year looked longer than usual, with a number of days attending classes with empty stomach. It was with great joy when regardless of all the challenges, I was able to succeed with a credit.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
Getting school fees and pocket money has been my main challenge. I rely on my parents who have no stable source of income (charcoal burners). I am supposed to have reported back to school but I am still at home due to lack of fees for the current academic year. My dream to become a secondary teacher is shuttered day by day.