Deborah Basweti is a young girl who dreams of one day improving the standard of living for her family. She firmly believes that the way out of poverty is to pursue higher education.
Her sixth child out of eight children worked hard in school and in March 2022 she passed her KCSE exam at Mwongori Middle School. She managed to achieve a B- (minus) and was selected to study education at the Jaramogio Ginga Odinga University of Science and Technology. it won't work. Deborah's Aspirations Not giving up on her dreams easily Deborah, 21, said in an interview with Citizen TV's Sheila Chelang'at that she took a simple job to continue her education and pursue her dream of becoming a college teacher. made it clear.
I am a domestic helper and receive 4,000 monthly. I have been working for the past 3 months. she said. Deborah says she has an outstanding fee of 40,000 shillings at Mwongori Secondary School. To this day, she still has not paid off her school fees. A high school graduate's deepest desire is to change her family's story: she will be the first person in her family to graduate from secondary school.
Basweti said that when she was still in high school, she relied on her CDF grant to reduce her tuition.
She tried this route, but it didn't work. I've been employed as a domestic helper for her for the past 3 months, so I haven't saved any money. Her family relies on what she earns to put food on the table.She still believes she can achieve her dream.
Juma was born in Kakamega County and comes from a very humble background. They struggled to finish elementary and high school. As a firstborn, he had to work twice as hard to help his parents. He missed out on college by a narrow margin, but that didn't stop him from working towards his dream of lifting his family out of extreme poverty.
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