When I sat for my first national examination after primary school in Kenya in 2009, I thought that my education had come to a halt. My exam results came out and I had a good mark of 379, but I didn’t have the money to pay my school fees.
I reported to school in February 2010 with only 1,400 shillings for fees, instead of the 33,000 shillings (US $370) I needed. I was taken in because the principal took pity on me. The following day Mr. Godfrey Okello, GTL Western Kenya Coordinator, called me from class and gave me an application for a scholarship to fill out. When I received the first receipt confirming my fees had been paid by GTL, I knew I had to study hard. Education was the only way out of my misery. I am eternally grateful to everyone at GTL and the Donors who made my education possible.