Purity Mutsielo who comes from a poor background went to Joseph Makhanu primary school where she scored 382 marks in her KCPE exam despite challenges.
She was selected to join Cardinal Otunga High school(an extra County school) in Bungoma but when it was time to report, she could not do so because her family did not have money for school fees, uniform, transport, and other personal requirements.
Bumula Member of Parliament Mwambu Mabonga who was speaking at St. Peters Mwiruti Girls secondary school in bumula Bungoma on Friday was touched by the plight of Purity Mutsielo, a form one student at the school and promised to support the girl until she completes her fourth form.
The MP was at the school to officially open a twin library that has been under construction.
Purity`s former teachers in primary school stepped in and approached the Principal, St. Peter’s Mwiruti Secondary School, (a sub- county school), Madam Mildred Opwora to take her in as they scouted around for a sponsor who could pay her school fees.
The headteacher admitted the girl without paying anything.
The Good Samaritan teachers only managed to buy her exercise books and biro pens.
The MP immediately stepped in to support Purity and promised to provide her with financial resources to cater for her school fees, removing all the possible barriers to her education
He said the support was not a one-off injection of money to cover first and second term fees only , but a complete package that will allow her to remain in school uninterrupted for the entire four year period.
Purity who came to the school with rubbers also got a new pair of shoes on the spot.
She was lost for words. ‘I thank the MP for what he has done for me and promise to work hard to realize my potential.’’ she said.
Mabonga said that investing in the education of the girl child is one sure way to overcome poverty and thereby improve the health and wealth of an entire nation.
He said that with access to education girls can in future invest in their children’s education and support the entire community.
He said that education for women is their launch pad in running of successful businesses, working in government and even leading schools and other economic institutions making the world a better place not just for their families but for everyone.
By Roseland Lumwamu