A girl from Mupeli in Bungoma Township ward in Bungoma County is appealing for help in order to join Form One as she is unable to raise her school fees after scoring 384 marks in KCPE last year. Lona Otuoma’s dream to move to secondary education could be in jeopardy as her mother cannot raise the Kshs 40,000 required for her to join Cardinal Otunga Girls High School in Bungoma County. According to her mother it’s been hard taking her girl through her primary education, given that she is a single mother, “Life has been tough since I have to wash clothes for people and when I get Kshs 300 I’m supposed to buy food for my four children, pay rent and meet other basic needs,” she said.
The mother said she tried applying for County Scholarship but to no avail, “I tried applying for Governor Wangamati’s scholarship programme but they told me they could only pick eight students from the ward so my daughter’s name was left out.”
Lona is appealing to well-wishers to support her in her education journey as she aims to become a doctor in future and support her family, “I’m appealing to the County government and any well-wisher to help me so that I can fulfil my dream of becoming a doctor so that I can help my mother and my siblings.”
The appeal comes after the Bungoma County government launched the second phase of the scholarship program that aims to support bright but needy students in their quest for secondary school education and Bungoma Governor Wycliffe Wangamati reiterated his commitment to helping needy and bright students to achieve their dream.