Fatou is a new WGEP high school scholar in Senegal. Despite struggles to keep up with both her schoolwork and responsibilities at home, Fatou continued to work hard and, with a little support, is now excelling in school!
Here is her story:
"My name is Fatou and I am in 9th grade at a high school in Sokone, Senegal.
I became a WGEP Sisters to School scholar this year. My mother died when I was very young, so my elderly father raised me. My father worked very hard to support our family, but he never had the means to pay for my studies. This year, I wanted to drop out of school because I couldn’t manage our home and go to school at the same time. Whenever I was in class, I would think of my father who had nothing to eat without my help. I couldn’t concentrate on my studies, so the only choice was the stay home and help him.
Fortunately, around this time I was selected for a Sisters to School scholarship! My father was extremely relieved because the program takes care of my school fees and provides me with supplies each month. I also receive tutoring classes, which I greatly need and have wanted for a long time. I can honestly say that it’s thanks to this program that I am continuing my studies.
You do wonderful work and I hope the program will continue on so that other underprivileged girls can be helped and continue their education. With education, they will be able to succeed in life."
Thank you for helping WGEP scholars like Fatou!
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