Abigael’s Journey Continues…

by | Abigael's Journey, Impact On Africa

Abigael Wanjiku enjoys her new computer.
Earlier this year, we introduced you to Abigael Wanjiku, as she began her secondary school studies in January. The recipient of our Impact On Africa four-year scholarship, Abigael was incredibly excited to launch into her studies at Alliance Girls High School. Of course, none of us expected a pandemic that would affect people around the world.

As has happened in countries throughout the world, the Kenyan government closed the schools and Abigael, along with her fellow students, had to return home. As Abigael helped her grandmother, the leadership of her school developed the ability to offer online courses. But access to a computer is exceptionally rare for students in Kenya. When the team at the NYASHEP Education Trust told us Abigael would need a laptop in order to continue her studies, we arranged for them to purchase one, along with a modem and the required data bundle.

As you can imagine, Abigael was thrilled to be able to resume her studies. As I read her letter, I was struck by her words toward the end: “I want to promise you that I will work very much to succeed.”

I have no doubt that Abigael will succeed! – Tom LaRock

P.S. If you’d like to learn more about providing scholarships for students in Kenya, please contact us here or call 800-779-2146.

Read Abigael’s letter here

Abigael helping in her Grandmother’s garden
Learning about her new computer she will use to further her education