Lucious Sipanto, 14, can now breathe a sigh of relief after the Narok Women Representative Rebecca Tonkei paid her secondary school fees, revitalizing her childhood dream of becoming a Neurosurgeon.
Ms. Sipanto who comes from a very humble background scored 363 marks at Oldekesi primary school but could not afford to join secondary as her single mother, who is disabled could not afford to pay school fees.
The young girl who has now joined Ole Tipis Girls’ National School, has a dream of attaining an A plain grade and become a Neurosurgeon so that she can help a needy mother and the society.
An emotional Sipanto vowed not to let her parents and society down but promised to put a lot of effort in her studies and become a star in the community.
She recalled how she struggled to revise for her exam in the Maasai Manyatta with no electricity or furniture, but thanked her primary school headteacher for supporting her studies.
“I joined the school in 2014 after the chief came searching for children who were out of school. I was helped by well-wishers to buy uniforms and exercise books. I am grateful for the great support the teachers accorded me while in primary school,” she said.
The County MP said already she has put 100 children, who are from needy backgrounds, under scholarship saying she was committed to help the bright needy students to complete their studies.
“I have bought all the personal requirements that Sipanto requires. I am ready to sponsor her until she completes her education,” said Ms. Tonkei.
Ms. Tonkei said the government is targeting to achieve a 100 percent transition in junior secondary, grade seven, and in form one.
Ole Tipis Secondary school principal Ms. Lady Ololokula expressed her gratitude to the women representative for rescuing a needy but bright girl promising to support her to attain her dream.
The principal confirmed that the women’s representative had paid all the school fees needed for the girl to be in school.
Narok Branch KUPPET treasure Ms.Sarah Kuluo, who helped in rescuing the girl praised the women representative for helping the needy students.
By Ann Salaton