Going through the trials and tribulations of life and still hold up your head and believe that something good will still come out of your situation, does not come easy for everyone.
For 15-year-old Natasha Wambui Wanjiru, going without food, being chased out of school due to lack of fees, and even lacking a home, did not dampen her spirit.
The 2015 KCPE examination candidate who scored 364 points, to emerge the best in her school, Natasha is now a high school student in the United States after securing a scholarship to study at Episcopal High School.
In the first of a four-part series, Joy Kiruki tells us the inspiring stories of four students who defied the odds and secured scholarships too study in the USA.
Geoffrey Emali Atulo was denied by his father, mistreated by his step father and later abandoned by his own mother. it took the intervention of an uncle for him to get his chance at education. In the second edition of our four part series, ‘Against All Odds’, Joy Kiruki tells us the story of the 15 year old former student of Bridge International Academy in Karagita who won a scholarship to join the prestigious St. Andrew’s school in the United States of America.