The dreams of a top girl in last years’ Kenya Certificate of Primary Education might be shattered unless she gets sponsorship to pursue her secondary education at Limuru Girls.
Marion Gaichumia, who scored 342 marks was the pride of little known Nguthiru Primary School in Tigania East Sub County of Meru County hopes to pursue a career in medicine but her wish appears bleak due to financial constraints.
Marion who hails from a humble background may not take up her slot at Limuru Girls’ High School due to lack of school fees.
According to the family, top girl was brought up by a single mother after her father developed a mental problem.
Her mother Susan Wathathi says the place they call home was given out to them by a well-wisher.
“Even this shelter we call temporary home was erected by a well-wisher. Raising even transport to see my daughter get to Limuru is difficult,” stated Ms. Wathathi.
According to neighbors, Marion has been undergoing many challenges while in primary school but always emerged top in her class.
The family is appealing to well-wishers to come on board to ensure Marion continues with her secondary education to realise her dream of becoming a medical doctor.
Marion says she wants to become a doctor so that she can assist her family and the entire community together with ensuring her father gets the required medical attention.
With the zeal of wanting to pursue her secondary education, Marion says she has an option of joining a nearby day secondary school but even affording school uniform is a problem.
“I feel like my hard work has been wasted if I fail to join the National school which I worked hard for,” stated the humble girl.
Marion narrated how she used to go without lunch most of the days as she worked hard to excel in her exams.
Marion’s mother says that her efforts to get a bursary for her daughter has not born fruits since the only amount allocated to her is Sh. 3,000.
By Richard Muhambe