The academic year in Zambia concluded in December with an enormous achievement for our program. All ten of our original group of KF scholars graduated from secondary school! KF is proud to report a 100% graduation rate and a 0% drop-out rate over the past five years. These ten students have been sponsored by KF since 2007 and supported for all five years of secondary school. Since less than 10% of Zambians graduate from secondary school, this achievement is particularly meaningful for KF.
Margaret had a great year too as she completed grade 10 at Chalo Trust School. Her dedication and hard work earned her the 1st position in her class. Read about Margaret's stellar performance in her updated profile.
Here is a letter from Margaret thanking her sponsors.
Dear Sir or Madam, September, 2012
My name is Margaret Ngoma and I am currently attending Chalo Trust School. I am 16 years old and am in Grade 10. I live in Kalikiliki.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, my sponsors. You have shown your sincere kindness by lending a hand in my education and well-being. Your sponsorship has helped me to realize that dreams do come true and that I can be what I want to be. My family is secure knowing that my education is steady and now, on behalf of my family and myself, I pour out my humble thanks. Thank you and may the good Lord bless you.
I love all the sciences because I find them interesting. I also love Accounting, Math, and Religious Studies. I am interested in medicine and accounting studies, which I know are both interesting and helpful to society. I participate in sports, including netball and athletics and I attend JETS club and the Community Service club.
I joined KF through the usual lengthy but beneficial process through my primary school. I made use of this sponsorship by doing my very best, especially academically. The results of my efforts were shown by my record-breaking achievements in my final Junior Secondary exam. The KF students are good students, the staff is marvelous and very friendly. They are sure to help us in any way possible and the mentors are very good people who act as both parents and friends. My favorite memory of KF is and has long been the retreat at Ndubaluba. It was an unforgettable experience.
It is good to note and remember that there are people out there who are concerned about the underprivileged. You have shown your concern by stretching your hand towards my education. A lot of great things can be said about you, more than you can ever know, and I thank you for everything. God bless you and your families.
In January, Margaret began the 10th grade at Chalo Trust School. The first term concluded in April and as expected, Margaret continued to perform well in her coursework. Her strong academics placed her second out on thirteen students in her class. Her teachers are very impressed with her work and describe her as an "excellent" student.
Margaret aspires to become a doctor. She is interested in educating the community regarding health matters particularly in the areas of teaching youth to abstain from using drugs. Margaret would also like to help young adults resist peer pressure and help them become better members of their community.
Please view the attached report to see Margaret's grades in her individual subject areas. We are excited that she continues to excel and have great expectations for the remainder of the school year.