March 2011 – Updated June 21 2011
Student Applicants are Awaiting the News – “Did I get the scholarship”
There was dancing! There was singing! Laughter and smiles dotted the air and the faces of Fanaka High school students in the town of Narok, Kenya as they reveled with the townspeople. Results for the senior grade exit exams had just come in, and one of their own passed at the top 1% of all Kenyan high school students with an ‘A’ grade!
Samson’s success is everyone’s success. His achievement is an inspiration to his classmates as they realized that their new school will gain reputation for its students attaining high marks and success. Receiving high marks on the senior exit exam means an opportunity to receive a scholarship for university and a brighter future.
If Samson can do it, surely any of them can!
Samson’s path to a brighter future has not come easy. Paved with personal obstacles, Samson’s determination and motivation to pursue his dream of becoming a lawyer did not waver. After the deaths of his parents and the Kenyan Political Conflict, Samson found himself lost and alone in a refugee camp. That was three years ago. Since then, armed with an Asante Africa Foundation scholarship; Samson has proven that despite the odds, he can achieve his dreams.
With college in his sights Samson won’t soon forget the supporters here in the USA who believed in a young person’s dream of a better life and a promising future.
Kenyon Press (Star Daily) Article of June 16th 2011
This article was written for “Day of the African Child” and was also featured on MediaDiversityAfrica.com in their online issue 42