|A DREAM WHICH MIGHT BE SHATTERED – A GIRL FROM A HUBBLE FAMILY IN MERU UNABLE TO JOIN LIMURU GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL DUE TO LACK OF FEES.
The dream of Marion Gaichumia a pupil from Muthara village, Tigania East Sub-County of Meru County of becoming a medical doctor might not come true if she does not get a person or organization to help her join secondary school for high school education.
Marion who sat for her KCPE last year and scored 342 marks is unable to report to the school she was admitted which is Limuru Girls High School due to lack of school fees though the form one students are reporting this week.
Marion who comes from a humble family, she has been brought up by a single mother after her mother separated with her father after the father suffered mental illness.
According to the neighbors, Marion has been undergoing many challenges while in primary school but overcame all these challenges and always emerged the top in her class.
According to Marion’s mother Susan Wathathi, even the place they call home though not a permanent home has been given out to them temporally by a well- wisher who constructed for them semi-permanent houses just for them to have a place to live.
Marion and her mother plus the neighbors are now calling on well-wishers to chip-in and assist to ensure that Marion continues with her secondary education and realize her dream of becoming a medical doctor.
Marion says she wants to become a doctor so that she can assist the community, friends and her mother and also ensure that her father gets the required medication so that he can recover from the mental illness and become productive in the society.
She says that she had an alternative of joining a nearby day secondary school but even joining the same has proved difficult and now sees her life and her primary education being a waste.
Marion’s mother says that her efforts to get a bursary for her daughter from the area MCA and Meru County government has not born any fruits as even after applying for the same the only amount allocated to her is ksh. 3,000 which cannot cater for her daughter’s education.
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