Kennedy’s Story

Kennedy Otieno is 15 and is the 4th child in his family of five. Sadly, Kennedy’s father passed on when he was in the first grade. Even when his father was alive, life was not easy for the family, but after his father passed, the burden of caring for the family fell upon his mother, Jenifer Awino.

Even though Jenifer worked hard as a casual laborer, Kennedy and his siblings grew up in absolute poverty. Then, when Jenifer fell ill 4 years ago and could not work as she used to do, things became even worse for the family. They could barely survive let alone afford high school for Kennedy.

Knowing that education is what breaks the cycle of poverty, Kennedy worked incredibly hard in primary school, scoring an amazing 347 on his final exams.  Then he was faced with the same hard fact that kept his siblings from high school and a better life – the family simply could not afford the tuition and fees required for him to go on to high school – Kennedy felt doomed.

Imagine his joy when Kennedy was selected for a P4P scholarship!  As a result of the scholarship, today the bright boy Kennedy is attending his dream school, Migori Boys High School.  Notably, he Is the first child from his family to proceed to high school.

Kennedy vows to work extra hard in school not for himself, but to put smiles on the faces of his mother and for his family.  P4P restored Kennedy’s hopes and dreams, making his new journey to high school possible.  Asante Sana (Thank you)!