Collins’ Story

Collins Otieno is 14 and is the oldest in a family of 3 children. He lives with his parents in Magongo village and managed to attain an amazing score of 383 on his 2023 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education at Magongo-Ribe primary school.

Collins’ parents are small scale farmers and casual laborers in the neighboring communities, but their income is not enough to pay for Collins’ high school, junior school fees for his two siblings and other expenses at home.

So Collins and his family tried to stay hopeful, but thought he would be unable to go on to high school.

“No one in my village thought that I could go to high school regardless of how high my exam scores were.” Collins said. But he still kept hope that at some point his hard work would pay off and he could achieve his dream of becoming a doctor.

Because of a P4P scholarship all of Collins’ hard work and determination finally did pay off!

“Many thanks to P4P, for you have lit up my candle, I have an opportunity to join Mbita Boys’ High School, one of the best schools in Kenya.”