This Saturday, roughly 30 primary school (Standard 7) graduates came to Kilimahewa to complete the essay portion of their application for an EdPowerment Discovery Sponsorship. This is the third year that EdPowerment has offered two scholarships to one female and one male outstanding primary school graduate with no financial – and often no parental – support. This year we asked the students to write about the importance of water to their family, community and country. They write two essays, one in Kiswahili and one in English. This process helps us to evaluate their thinking and their command of English.
Look at these young people as they struggle to write about water – and then think of them as businesspeople, computer specialists, teachers, lawyers and other professionals. This is the dream that an EdPowerment sponsorship transforms into a reality.