Every year, PA-MOJA in partnership with the Ol Pejeta Conservancy adds about 10 students to our scholarship cohort and 10 of the previous ones graduate. In both cases, it’s an incredible experience where we share stories of the struggle against adversity and celebrate the ultimate success of our students. This year, after the selection was done, we now look at the results of last year’s class in passing. Out of the 9 students, 6 attained a passing grade to university. This means the government will sponsor their higher education. While the other three may not get a government sponsorship, they all qualify to attend various diploma colleges and after they have their college diplomas, and they too can join the university. While our score may not be perfect yet, we are supremely proud of the efforts put in by the students and hope they will continue to serve as inspiration for the rest of the students behind them.
In the end, we do not wish to help just for help’s sake, we understand that for Kenyan students, getting a government sponsorship into a public university often means the difference between a life of opportunity and one of constant struggle to keep afloat. To maximize the number of kids getting in, we hold bi-annual conferences with all our sponsored students to offer mentorship and review their academic performance. This year, we had remarkable success and next year we hope to do even better. To all our donors and the Friends of PA-MOJA and the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, we appreciate your unwavering support and hope you will help us expand the horizons of our next group of students.
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