Needy Girl who Scored 353 Marks Joins Form One After Well Wishers Intervened
A family in Kisumu whose kin’s story was highlighted by Ghetto Radio News appealing for school fees has successfully joined Sinyolo Girls thanks to well wishers who responded promptly.
Judith Akoth scored 353 marks at Ragumo Primary School but her ambition to join Sinyolo almost never happened over lack of school fees.
The dire situation back at home saw Judith resort to assist her mother selling in vegetables to assist other siblings.
However after Ghetto Radio highlighted her story a well wisher offered to pay for her one year school fees together with shopping.
Jane Atieno, Judith’s mother could not hide her tears expressing joy and gratitude to well wishers, Ghetto Radio and those who helped her daughter joined the prestigious school despite the challenges.
‘‘Let me thank God for what has happen I can describe it as a miracle we had nothing but you can see my child has been admitted… to those who came through to assist Judith to join her dream school thank you so much…. Thank you Ghetto Radio for this great assistance, I was not expecting this any day soon,” Jane said.
Geofrey Otieno, Judiths’ father who is also ailing expressed his happiness on the same.
“Let me take this opportunity to thank Ghetto Radio for making sure that my daughter joins this noble school. She passed her exams but I was not in a position to raise her school fees,” Geoffrey added.
Judith too did not hesitate to show her joy after being admitted at Sinyolo Girls high school.
” I’m very happy to be admitted in Sinyolo thanks to everyone that heard my plea, special thanks to Ghetto Radio team for highlighting my story,” Judith said.
In an interview with Ghetto Radio News Sinyolo Girls High school principal madam Juma Masengeli, assured Ghetto Radio News and parents that Judith won’t be sent back home for school fees or any other necessity.
Madam Juma further said that this is not the first case she is handling and that there are many students like Judith from a poor background who are being assisted by the school.
” I started this while I was a principal at Nyatike in 2008, you find most girls who are bright are not able to go to school due to lack of fees or the condition they are living in. Currently I’m handling nine cases of girls who are bright but are not able to raise fees,’’ she revealed.
At Sinyolo Girls, the principal introduced a program called Sinyolo for Sinyolian where former students who are willing contributes some money to assist the needy and bright students.