Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Joy for cousins as well-wishers help them join Form One

Jeffrey Kahoro (left) at Nyeri High School immediately after participating in a physical exercise session in the school. On the right is Alpha Njeru at Othaya Boys High School on the day he was admitted to Form One. The two expressed their gratitude to sponsors who, through UK based Project1917 paid for their school fees. PHOTO/EVALYNE GITHINJI.

Jeffrey Kahoro (left) at Nyeri High School immediately after participating in a physical exercise session in the school. On the right is Alpha Njeru at Othaya Boys High School on the day he was admitted to Form One. The two expressed their gratitude to sponsors who, through UK based Project1917 paid for their school fees. PHOTO/EVALYNE GITHINJI.  NATION

By EVALYNE GITHINJI
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Well-wishers have come to the aid of two cousins who had lacked fees to join Form One.

Their plight was highlighted by Nation.co.ke on February 3, 2014.

The two, Jeffrey Kahoro and Alpha Njeru are now on the journey to achieving their academic dreams.

The two students were joined their respective schools mid-February after sponsors read their story on Nation.co.ke and offered to help.

Project1917, an organisation based in the United Kingdom saw the cousins’ story and contacted various well-wishers who have made contributions to enable the young boys to be enrolled in secondary school.

HELPS NEEDY STUDENTS

The organisation’s Director of Charity Department Ms Alice Wairimu said the organisation assists needy students especially orphans by catering for their secondary fees through donor funds.

Kahoro one of the boys, is currently a form one student at Nyeri High School while his cousin Njeru is a student at Othaya Boys High school.

Kahoro is an orphan aged 15 years old who was able to pursue his primary school education at Nyeri Junior Academy after the school’s proprietor sponsored him.

Despite the financial constraints at home, 15 year old Kahoro managed to score 343 marks in his Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams in 2013.

CAREER DREAMS

He dreams of becoming an engineer in future and help the community by making great inventions.

Njeru, on the other hand, managed to score 375 marks in the KCPE exams and was relying on well-wishers to sponsor him for secondary education since his parents who are separated were too poor to pay for his fees.

In an interview with the Nation online, he had said that the hardship circumstances at his mother’s house had made him live with his uncles family for five years.

The 13 years old Njeru sat for his KCPE exams at Kingongo primary school in Nyeri County.

Njeru’s dream career is to become a pilot owing to his passion in visiting different parts of the world.

The two boys have expressed their gratitude for the assistance offered.

Their relatives had already started plans to enrol them in nearby day schools before the donors sponsored them to join their desired schools.

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