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Mombasa slum children’s big education dream at stake

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[Millicent Moraa after receiving her KCPE results. Photo/Ahmed Omar].

Seventh-day Adventist Church in Mvita Sub County of Mombasa County is requesting for assistance from well-wishers and charitable institutions to help 15 needy pupils from slums who excelled in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination released last Thursday.

Central Adventist School tucked into the heart of the two densely populated informal settlements of Kaa Chonjo and Moroto, the church sponsored 15 bright needy children from the two slums for their primary education.

Addressing the media the school head Mr Mark Kirui said the 15 pupils pacified and endured all life challenges of grinding poverty and beat all myriad of challenges to excel in their education.

Mr Kirui said the school had 15 pupils who sat for the KCPE examination all of them who were sponsored by the church because they come from poor backgrounds. Millicent Moraa was the leading pupil with 368 marks, 9 other pupils scored above 300 marks, while the 5 scored less than 300 marks and the school had an overall mean score of 300 marks.

Parental guidance

Millicent Moraa attributes her performance to her mother who dedicated her precious time to assist her revise during the closure of schools due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Moraa’s mother Lillian Kerubo thanked the church for sponsoring her two children’s education both of them excelled and she appealed for aid from well-wisher to enable her to cater for their secondary education.

Well done!

Meanwhile a Catholic owned school, St Mathias Mulumba held a celebration for producing the top KCPE candidate in Jomvu Sub-County Akinyi Omondi who scored 418 marks and is among the top 10 candidates in Mombasa County.

According to the school head teacher Samuel Owiti the school performed well with a mean score of 344 despite the COVID-19 challenges.

Akinyi is glad to have been the top candidate in their school and the sub-county though she says she expected to do better than that.