Statistically, what should be their fates?
In November, our eight 8th graders sat for the national exam, or KCPE. Despite last year’s results, it is an incredibly difficult exam. No matter how bright and ambitious our candidates are, Kenya’s statistics don’t allow us to feel confident.
The demographic we serve would be in public school if they could afford Kenya’s ‘free’ primary education, but the cost of books, school supplies, exam fees, uniforms, and shoes have kept them out.
Our students’ families can’t afford public school, let alone private school. So they found Hamomi – a small organization functioning on a shoestring. This should disqualify them almost entirely from passing their exams. But instead…
Caren, Celestine, Melon, Isaac, Gladys, Lewis, Mercy and Gaylord will all continue their educations in 2014 on Hamomi Secondary School Scholarships.