Sudin from Agulu Primary
Each year when our Umoja students finish the primary schoool year they take exams (KCPE). These exams last an entire week. In the last year of primary school, class 8, the exam is high stakes. The results of the KCPE exam determines where a child may attend secondary school (high school) and what scholarships that they might be able to earn.
In 2019 the Umoja students had a banner year. Out 389 who graduated from class 8, there were 105 students who qualified to receive scholarships from Umoja. Some of our students received scholarships from other organizations. We will be supporting 45 form one students again this year which will increase our number of secondary students this year from 135 supported in 2019 to now 158 in 2020.
We need your help! We would love to send all of our children to high school no matter how they score on their class 8 exams but for now that is a dream. For now, we need your help funding these 158 students. Sudin and Irene are Form 1 students in 2020, what we would call freshman high school students.
Sudin is a total orphan and has only an elderly grandmother to be his guardian. He attended Agulu Primary school and has joined Chulaimbo Boys School. Chulaimbo has had good success with matriculation on to colleges and universities after Form 4.
Irene is a partial orphan who lives with her aunt. She graduated from Chulaimbo Primary School and has joined Sinyolo Girls Secondary School. She was the second best girl in her graduating class. The first girl in her class was also an Umoja student.
Please keep our secondary students in your thoughts and prayers as they start their new school year!
Thank you for your support, we couldn't send any of these children to school without you!
Irene from Chulaimbo Primary School