2020 FORM ONE INTAKE

Quinter Atieno Onyango

Quinter was born on 14th January 2004. She is the firstborn in a family of three. Her siblings; Sharon and Shantel are both in pre-school despite both being at the age of 5 and 7 years respectively. Quinter attended primary school at Naivasha GK Prison from where she sat for her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and scored 321 marks out of the possible 500.

Quinter lives with her mother and siblings in a rented room within Naivasha. The father abandoned them about 3 years ago. Quinter’s mother is sickly; she can barely walk by herself. She has developed an eye condition which makes her sight blurred. This means that the mother does not do anything by herself and, therefore, cannot afford to put a meal on the table for her kids. This family lives under the mercy of well-wishers.

John Mathai Gitau

John was born on 16th April 2005. He is the firstborn in a family of four. Two of his siblings; Henry and Ruth are in grade 3 and 5 respectively. The lastborn, Brian is in pre-primary 2. John attended primary school at Kabati from where he sat for Kenya Certificate of Primary School (KCPE) and managed to score 362 marks out of the possible 500.

John lives with her mother and siblings within Naivasha in a rented room. The father abandoned then in 2012 when he realized that he could not provide for their needs. The mother has been the sole provider since then. She works at a local butchery four days a week.

Virgia Anne Njeri

Njeri was born on 28th July 2005. She is the firstborn in a family of three. Her siblings, Peter 8 years old and Shadrack 10 years old are in grade 2 and 5 respectively. Njeri attended Primary school at Kabati from where she sat for Kenya Certificate of Primary School examinations (KCPE) and scored 296 marks out of the possible 500.

Njeri lives with her mother and siblings within Naivasha in a rented room. The father passed on in 2017 and left the family under the care of the mother. The mother depends on menial jobs to cater for the needs of the family. When the husband died, the mother was denied access to her husband’s home.

Peter Ndungu Mburu

Peter was born in 2005 is the fifth born in a family of 11. His siblings are in different stages of life. The four older siblings never attended high school. They have since moved from home in search of casual jobs. The firstborn is 22 years old whereas the last born (11th) is 2 years old. All the kids are of the same mother and father. Peter attended Ithagani Primary School from where he sat for Kenya Certificate of Primary School (KCPE) and attained 348 marks out of the possible 500.

Peter lives with his both parents at a rural area in Wanyororo Nakuru in a rented mud (dirt) house. The father does menial jobs to feed his big family. The mother is a housewife.

Zipporah Kerubo Gesare

Ziporrah was born on 15 October 2007 as the firstborn in a family of two. Her sister is 10 years old and in grade 5. She attended Manera Primary School from where she wrote her final primary school examination dubbed KCPE and managed to score 250 marks out the possible 500.

Zipporah’s is a total orphan. Her mother passed on in 2012. The father is not known. She lives with her aunt in a rented room within Naivasha who is actually the wife of her late mother’s brother. The aunt took her in when her mother passed on. The aunt’s husband abandoned then a year ago after stealing Kes.60,000 which the aunt had been loaned for building a house at home. The aunt is a casual labourer at a flower farm. The time I visited their house, Zipporah had gone to take care of her ailing grandmother. I will post her photo once she gets reports at STG.

Susan Wanjiku Gathanga

Susan was born on 20th August 2005. She is the firstborn in a family of three. Her two siblings are both in primary school. She attended Kabati Primary school where she managed to score 316 marks out of the possible 500.

Susan lives with her mother and siblings. The father abandoned two years ago. They live in a rented single room within Naivasha. Her mother is a vendor who sells fruits through hawking.

Jeffitha Kamau Wambui

Jeffitha was on 5th September 2005. He is the firstborn in a family of three. His siblings, Kelvin 10 years old and Dennis 4 years old are both in primary school. Jeffitha attended primary school at Kenyatta Road from where he sat for Kenya Certificate of Primary School examination and scored 2276 marks out the possible 500.

Jeffitha lives with his mother in a rented room. The mother is a casual labourer. The father abandoned them leaving the mother as the sole provider of the family. The family does not own any property. According to the area chief, the family is landless.

Tabitha Wangari Wanjiku

Tabitha was born on 3rd October 2004. She is the third born in a family of four. Two of her siblings are in high school forms three and four while the youngest is in primary. Tabitha attended primary school at Kinungi from where she sat for Kenya Certificate of Primary School examination and score a total of 289 marks out of the possible 500.

Tabitha lives with her mother a mud house at their rural maternal home. The mother separated with the father and she is the sole provider of the family. She depends entirely on casual jobs to support her kids.

Mike Mwirigi Kimathi

Mike was born on 4th December 2005. He is the 2nd born in a family of three. His siblings are in school too. Mike attended primary school at Nkaimurunya from where he sat for KCPE and scored 289 marks out the possible 500.

He lives with his mother in a rented room with his siblings. The father passed on in 2010 and the family was left under the care of the mother who was actually a housewife. The mother depends on household jobs to provide for the family.

Nicole Mary Onyango

Nicole was born on 29th May 2004. She is the only child of her mother who passed on when she was a toddler. Nicole has been brought up by her aunt who is a housewife. The aunt has her own kids who are at various stages of life including high school and primary school.

Nicole attended primary school at Naivasha DEB primary where she scored a total of 310 marks out of the possible 500. Nicole lives with her aunt’s family within Naivasha in a rented house. She looks forward to being a doctor in the future.

 

2020 Form One Intakes

  1. QUINTER ATIENO OCHIENG

Quinter was born on 14th January, 2004. She is the firstborn in a family of three. Her siblings; Sharon and Shantel are both in pre-school despite both being at the age of 5 and 7 years respectively. Quinter attended primary school at Naivasha GK Prison from where she sat for her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and scored 321 marks out of the possible 500.

Quinter lives with her mother and siblings in a rented room within Naivasha. The father abandoned them about 3 years ago. Quinter’s mother is sickly; she can barely walk by herself. She has developed an eye condition which makes her sight blurred. This means that the mother does not do anything by herself and, therefore, cannot afford to put a meal on the table for her kids. This family lives under the mercy of well-wishers.

  1. JOHN MATHAI GITAU

John was born on 16th April 2005. He is the firstborn in a family of four. Two of his siblings; Henry and Ruth are in grade 3 and 5 respectively. The lastborn, Brian is in pre-primary 2. John attended primary school at Kabati from where he sat for Kenya Certificate of Primary School (KCPE) and managed to score 362 marks out of the possible 500.

John lives with her mother and siblings within Naivasha in a rented room. The father abandoned then in 2012 when he realized that he could not provide for their needs. The mother has been the sole provider since then. She works at a local butchery four days a week.

  1. VIRGINIA ANN NJERI

Njeri was born on 28th July 2005. She is the firstborn in a family of three. Her siblings, Peter 8 years old and Shadrack 10 years old are in grade 2 and 5 respectively. Njeri attended Primary school at Kabati from where she sat for Kenya Certificate of Primary School examinations (KCPE) and scored 296 marks out of the possible 500.

Njeri lives with her mother and siblings within Naivasha in a rented room. The father passed on in 2017 and left the family under the care of the mother. The mother depends on menial jobs to cater to the needs of the family. When the husband died, the mother was denied access to her husband’s home.

  1. PETER NDUNGU MBURU

Peter was born in 2005. He is the fifth born in a family of 11. His siblings are in different stages of life. The four older siblings never attended high school. They have since moved from the home in search of casual jobs. The firstborn is 22 years old whereas the last born (11th) is 2 years old. All the kids are of the same mother and father. Peter attended Ithagani Primary School from where he sat for Kenya Certificate of Primary School (KCPE) and attained 348 marks out of the possible 500.

Peter lives with his both parents at a rural area in Wanyororo Nakuru in a rented mud (dirt) house. The father does menial jobs to feed his big family. The mother is a housewife.

  1. ZIPPORAH KERUBO GESARE

Ziporrah was born on 15 October 2007 as the firstborn in a family of two. Her sister is 10 years old and in grade 5. She attended Manera Primary School from where she wrote her final primary school examination dubbed KCPE and managed to score 250 marks out the possible 500.

Zipporah’s is a total orphan. Her mother passed on in 2012. The father is not known. She lives with her aunt in a rented room within Naivasha who is actually the wife of her late mother’s brother. The aunt took her in when her mother passed on. The aunt’s husband abandoned then a year ago after stealing Kes.60,000 which the aunt had been loaned for building a house at home. The aunt is a casual labourer at a flower farm. The time I visited their house, Zipporah had gone to take care of her ailing grandmother. I will post her photo once she gets reports at STG.

  1. SUSAN WANJIKU GATHANGA

Susan was born on 20th August 2005. She is the firstborn in a family of three. Her two siblings are both in primary school. She attended Kabati Primary school where she managed to score 316 marks out of the possible 500.

Susan lives with her mother and siblings. The father abandoned two years ago. They live in a rented single room within Naivasha. Her mother is a vendor who sells fruits through hawking.

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The Story of Leah Wambui

THE STORY OF LEAH WAMBUI
Leah completed her high school in 2017. She was under the sponsorship of Empower the World for the four years in high school. Leah to the best of my knowledge is a very hard working girl. She is a focused girl and determined to be the change that she desires. If I told Leah’s story, it wouldn’t be as good as if she did it herself. Here below, I present to you Leah’s story of which she wrote it and gave me to type for her, she calls it “my true story”.
“My name is Leah Wambui Gachugi, I live in Mungu village. I was born in 1997 at Naivasha District Hospital in a family of seven children. I am the fifth born in our family.
When I was five years old, I was taken to Munyu nursery school where I studied for a period of two years. In 2004, I was taken to Munyu primary school where I spent eight years studying for Kenya Certificate of Primary Education. During this time, I could be sent home for school fees most of the time. May parents could not be able raise the small amount of fees that we were required to pay at school and this mean that I spent a lot of time at home before I would go back to school.
I did KCPE for the first attempt in 2011 and managed to score only 197 marks out of the possible 500. This actually shocked me, because I believed I was better than the 197 marks. This was way below average. Despite the low marks, one the local high schools (Munyu secondary school) sent me an admission letter to join form one in 2012. I did not manage to join form one in that school because, my parents were not able to raise school fees and other related expenses for me to join high school. ‘What next?’ was the question in that rang in my mind for several days. I later joined my parents working at other peoples’ land to earn us a living. My parents and I worked as casual laborers for several months until I decided to go back to primary school and repeat from class seven. My parents consented to my idea of going to repeat in class seven but again, I remember very vividly that, they only had Kes500 to cater for school fees. I was bought a school uniform by a neighbor of good will.
Finally, I was in school again, this time repeating class seven. The thought of repeating primary school cold not let me slumber. The school about 5km away from home and I would walk to and from school every day. I could read at home up to 10:30PM and would wake up as early as 3:00 in the morning to read and to prepare myself for school. At times, if I felt sleepy before I could finish what I was reading, I could place my feet in a cold water basin to avoid sleep.
I did the second attempt of KCPE and this time round, I managed 295 marks out of 500. After the KCPE results were release, I was given a scholarship form by Mr.Andrew Muigai to feel for a possibility of being sponsored. Mr. Muigai was my Swahili teacher and also a member of Empower the World Foundation. After a few weeks, I was told that my application was successful and I needed to go for an interview to join form one at St. Francis Xavier. I was overjoyed for this great opportunity awarded by Empower the World Foundation. This, meant everything for me. I couldn’t have gone to a secondary school were it not for Empower the World Foundation. I was given hope, but again, my parents didn’t have money to purchase the requirements for a boarding school. Nonetheless, through the help of neighbors and some relatives, I managed to get the requirements and was enrolled at St. Francis Xavier form one in 2014.
While in form one, third term, my father was involved in a tragic road accident that resulted in him losing his left arm. I was downtrodden by this reality. He was the one who used to get me money for the shopping of small personal items that I could use throughout the term at school. I didn’t give up. In school, there existed a group of students called ‘sister to sister’, this group was organized to help those who would not have enough of personal items. They could share what they did not need to me so that I could survive through the term.
While at St. Francis, I worked really for many reasons but most importantly not to let ETW down and to acquire to grade that will lead to an admission into university. The school fees payment was a thing of the past, so I couldn’t worry at all of being sent home that have not paid because ETW was committed to paying it on time. I finally score a mean grade of B- (minus) of 57 points. Even though the financial situation at home hasn’t changed, I believe that I shall join university.
I would l have not been able to narrate my story were it not for Empower the World. This foundation found me when I was in absolute need. I can’t thank them enough. It was my dream come true. Many people out there are in need of such opportunities; it isn’t that I was the best of all but because I was lucky. I look forward to a day when I too shall be able to give a similar opportunity to a needy kid out there!”
As indicated earlier on, the above is a story that Leah wrote and asked me to type it and send it to all those people who were involved in one way or another in raising money for her high school fees. She shall be joining university in September 2018. She looks forward to it. When I spoke to her, she told me that she looks forward to a good time in the university.

2016 KCSE CANDIDATES OVERRAL PERFORMANCE

In 2016, 11 of the students sponsored by Empower the World Foundation were form four candidates. There were 3 boys and 8 girls. The boys were students at Archbishop Ndingi boys Secondary school-Naivasha while girls were at St. Francis Xavier Girls Secondary School-Naivasha. All the 3 three boys managed to secure chances at the public universities after their outstanding performance while a few girls too performed pretty well. Below are photographs of both boys and girls taken before 2016 KCSE kickoff.

St. Francis Xavier Girls Candidates sponsored by EWF

 

Archbishop Ndingi Boys Candidates sponsored by ETW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SELECTED STUDENTS FOR 2016/2017 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

During the 2016/2017 scholarship awards, empower the world foundation awarded scholarships to 11 students. This process of selection was done by an appointed committee of 4 board members.

We received a total of 34 applications for considerations from which only 11 of them were successfully selected on the basis of the authenticity of the information provided by the applicants and the specific and unique needs observed during the home visits.

Below is the list of the selected individuals:

Surname Other Names KCPE score Form School Home area
1 Muiru Samuel Kamau 371 1 Archbishop Ndingi Nyakairu-Naivasha
2 Gathura Simon Wangai 333 1 Archbishop Ndingi Bahati-Nakuru
3 Osita Collins Musumba 306 1 Archbishop Ndingi Naivasha township
4 Semeyain Lekuta Semeyain 300 1 Archbishop Ndingi Naivasha township
5 Wambui Lukas Mwangi 325 1 Archbishop Ndingi Mji wa neema Naivasha
6 Ngigi Ibrahim Kariuki 390 2 Lodwar National Lodwar
7 Ngatia Hannah Nyambura 337 1 Mt. Kinangop Maraigushu-Naivasha
8 Njuguna Elizabeth Wanjiku 308 1 Kinungi Sec Kinungi-Naivasha
9 Maina Joyce Mumbi 271 2 Mikeu Sec Ndunduri-Nakuru
10 Wachira Cynthia Wangeci 309 2 St. Clare of Assisi Naivasha township
11 Wairimu VyratePurity 300 2 Green Spring Bahati-Nakuru