In Summary
  • The girl from Damasa Village had said she was likely to lose her chance in the school because her parents could not raise the required fees.

  • Lafey MP pledged to pay fees for Afifah and other bright students from the constituency who had secured places in national schools.

  • Ms Sophia Wanderi offered to do shopping for the girl ahead of her admission.

There is a ray of hope for a bright girl from Mandera who secured admission to the prestigious Alliance Girls High School after well-wishers responded to her fees appeal.

Fifteen-year-old Afifah Ahmed Sheikh’s plight was highlighted by Nation.

The girl from Damasa Village had said she was likely to lose her chance in the school because her parents could not raise the required fees.

On Tuesday, well-wishers and Lafey MP Abdi Mude Ibrahim came forward to declare their interest in paying fees for the girl.

Afifah scored 354 marks out of a possible 500 in the 2017 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam but was dejected after her parents were unable to raise the required money for her to join Form One.

MP'S PLEDGE

The MP pledged to pay fees for Afifah and other bright students from the constituency who had secured places in national schools.

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