Josephine is a student at Kameji Primary School & a recipient of a GYB uniform. She is currently in the 8th grade (her final year of primary school). Josephine is an exceptionally bright student who not only scores in the top of her school, but has some of the highest scores in the entire location, which consists of 13 primary schools in her hometown of Lwala, Kenya. In a community where girls often don't even complete primary school due to lack of importance placed on girl's education, lack of uniform, and being over burdened by household chores, it is particularly impressive that she is scoring higher than many of the boys in the community.
Josephine not only faces the typical challenges that other girls in the community face, she was also orphaned by her father when he passed from AIDS and often must care for her mother who regularly falls ill. Josephine lives at home with her mother and two younger siblings who she must help out with as well. Despite all of these challenges, she has continued to strive to continue on in her education.
Josephine says that being given a new school uniform has allowed her to continue attending school on a regular basis even though her mother could not afford one for her. She attributes the greater amount of time she is able to spend at school and in class with how she has been able to reach such high scores. At the end of the year, her scores will make her eligible to apply for a high school scholarship in Kenya which will allow her to continue her education even though her family cannot afford the cost of high school. We are proud to support Josephine and help her on her journey to ultimately reach her goal of becoming a lawyer one day.
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