Kenya: Young Female Student in Mandera to Miss National School Due to Fee Constraints, Family members Ask for Assistance

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Sunday December 31, 2017 - 16:45:31 in Latest News by Staff Reporter
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    Kenya: Young Female Student in Mandera to Miss National School Due to Fee Constraints, Family members Ask for Assistance

    Mandera (Horn Observer) Young Female student Afifa Sheikh remains sad and depressed pupil as she cannot join Alliance Girls high school due to lack of school fees.

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Afifa, one of the best female students to miss school over school fee. Photo credit: Ahmed Abdirashid
Mandera (Horn Observer) Young Female student Afifa Sheikh remains sad and depressed pupil as she cannot join Alliance Girls high school due to lack of school fees.

Afifa scored 354 marks out of the possible 500 and was the second best girl in the county, but now her chance at the school may be given to other student as her family cannot raise the Sh78 ,000 required as school fees.

Time is against the Afifa as she is expected to report on 10th Jan 2018. Should that fail to happen , she may lose her slot at the school.
Her family lives in the bushy and dusty border village of Damasa as they struggle to raise other 10 children.


On the other hand , her efforts to seek help of hand from potential sponsors such as Equity Bank and Kenya Commercial Bank Foundation and other organizations did not bear fruit.

Afifa's elder brother is Abdi Qani Sheikh the student from M.S.S who topped the recent released KCSE result in the region. He suffered similar fate back 2013 when he was to join high school. He was rescued by KCB foundation later which funded his entire high school learning.

Her family called on well wishers to assist their daughter's education before she loses her chance at the school.

Affifa hails from DAMASA village where early marriages is part the social norm and Affifa's family now fears their daughter may become part of the grim statistics if she fails to join her dream school.

By: Ahmed Abdirashid Haji

- Horn Observer -


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