Her Story: Vivian
Raised primarily by her mother, paying school fees was challenging for Vivian. Encouraged by her principal, Vivian applied for a One Girl Can high school scholarship in 2017. With that support, she excelled in her classes and just graduated high with top grades last year.
She was accepted into university and is now preparing for her first year studying Science in Manufacturing Engineering and Technology.
“The struggles have always motivated me to work hard. I also read motivational books which have assisted me in overcoming negative attitudes from the naysayers who try to bring me down by saying I won’t finish school.”
At one point, her mother had to sell their land and all their possessions to cover the debt accumulated by the family and cover school fees for her and her older sister. This served as inspiration and motivation for Vivian to perform better and dedicate herself to her studies.
“Seeing all the struggles that my mom went through, I have always aimed at performing well so that I would reciprocate her efforts.”
It’s incredible to see the growth of the girls in our program and from the first time we met Vivian, we could tell there was a drive that will help her become successful.
As she begins her next chapter in university, she’s determined to create a promising future for herself and her family but even more, she feels strongly about giving back to her community and the girls who follow in her footsteps.
“It is my ardent desire to see every girl child in school. It is time that we change the notion that education is meant for the male child. When I’m financially stable, I will cater for the needs of the girl child just to ensure that they are comfortable in school.”
We can’t wait to all that Vivian will accomplish and have no doubts she'll achieve greatness. Want to help? Support Vivian with her education by contributing to her scholarship.
What can my donation provide For a Sponsor a high school student
$50Help fund tuition for a high school girl
$250Fund six months of high school for a girl
$500Fully sponsor a girl for one year, including tuition and board
$21Fund six months of high school for a girl
$42Fully sponsor a girl for one year, including tuition and board
$84Fully sponsor two girls for one year, including tuition and board
What can my donation provide For a Sponsor a university student
$300Co-sponsor a university student
$500Buy a laptop for a first year university student
$1000Cover tuition expenses for a university student for one year
$3500Fully sponsor a girl for one year of university, including tuition, living expenses and laptop
$25Co-sponsor a university student
$42Buy a laptop for a first year university student
$84Cover tuition expenses for a university student for one year
$292Fully sponsor a girl for one year of university, including tuition, living expenses and laptop
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$50Buy 35 cinderblocks to help build one wall of a classroom at Ushirika School.
$100Buy 4 bags of cement to help the building of Ushirika School.
$250Buy a door and framing for a classroom at Ushirika School.
$10Your monthly donation buys 44 cinderblocks to help build a wall at Ushirika School
$17Your monthly donation buys a window for a classroom for Ushirika School
$25Your monthly donation buys a desk and bench for 2 students at Ushirika School
What can my donation provide For a Unrestricted Donation
$50Your donation can help to give one desk and bench for two students.
$100Provide school spirit with two sets of sports uniforms for 25 girls so they can stay active while at school.
$250Further the voices of tomorrow with one desktop computer for journalism club.
$10Outfit a girls sports team with two sets of uniforms.
$50Promote performance and fine arts education for girls by supporting with musical instruments for music and dance groups.
$66Can help provide a water tank adequate for drinking water for a whole school.