Saturday, 15 March 2014

Destiny now in her own hands

 Emmaculate, 19,  is the sixth child in a family of 11. Her dad is a photographer, on a very small scale, and her mum is a peasant farmer.
Last year, Emmaculate sat for the Kenya Primary Certificate earning crucial points for going on to secondary school. But her family was unable to support her ongoing education.
She wants to be a doctor, and was desperate to continue her schooling.
Her elder sister saw her despair and offered her a place with her family in the very humble home she shares with her husband and two children. 
They live in one room, in a home made of mud , with a corrugated iron roof. There is only a curtain dividing the space for privacy.
The sister sells secondhand clothes and wants to help Emmaculate achieve her ambition.
‘’ Education is important. If she gets through school she will be able to help her family,” she says.
A Happy House Scholarship is giving Emmaculate a chance to go forward to complete her primary education and go on to secondary school.
It is a hope realised and her chance to shape her own destiny.
It costs £25 a month to sponsor the education of a Happy House scholarship student like Emmaculate. That includes books, uniform, shoes and meals. If you can help please email: