Her parents depend on menial jobs and farming. Their community has no access to basic infrastructure such as roads. The most accessible means of transport is through motorcycles which charge Ksh.200 or rely on the buses from Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) that facilitates transportation for the community every Thursday, during the market day.
She is very grateful for the exposure that she has been able to get since she joined high school. Naomi hails from a marginalized community that does not value the girl child education and perpetuates discriminative social gender norms such as that of forced marriages and female genital mutilation.
Joseph, Naomi’s father, was not privileged to go to school but despite that he is ready to support Naomi and see her through her education. He is looking forward to his firstborn excelling in school and setting a good example to her younger siblings.
Naomi went to Narasha Primary school for her elementary levels and in 2022 she sat for her National examination where she scored 342 marks out of the possible 500 marks.
When in class 8, her teacher introduced ETW to her and she applied for the scholarship. Luckily she was selected for the home visit and later awarded the scholarship.
In January 2023 she was admitted to Maai Mahiu Girls for her secondary education.
Naomi is a student who has all it takes to perform excellently. Through Mentorship, she will be able to get in shape for better performance. We expect to see better grades come the end of her second term.
Message to the Donors
“I would like to say thank you to the donors since my parents were not in a position to pay my school fees. Thank you so Much for helping me, I promise to work hard.” Naomi.
“I am very grateful to you for coming through for my daughter. I know she will work hard in school. We never thought our daughter would ever get a chance to attend high school but through EWF, she is now in school and doing very well. Thank you so much. I am very grateful.” Joseph.