Lenyuuga Florence




Florence was born in 1999 at Mewa, an area about 20 kilometers from Ndonyo Wasin village and 50 kilometers from the road. She is the only child who has completed a primary school education in a family of nine children. Neither of her parents had ever attended school. When Florence was 6 years old a preschool/kindergarten opened in the Mewa area. Classes took place under the shade of a large thorn tree with a blackboard propped against the tree trunk. A warrior who had only attended a few years of school was the teacher. The warrior was related to Florence’s father and had a serious discussion with her parents on the importance of educating children, especially young girls. It was then that her parents decided to send her to school. Both of her parents have encouraged her to do well. Although she had to spend time during holidays helping her parents look after her younger siblings she always made sure that during term time she did as much extra studying in the evenings and early mornings as she could.
Florence achieved marks of 326 in her KCPE exams. She likes reading books in the school library. One of her favorite books is titled “Precious Blood,” it is about a young girl who suffered at an early age but perservered against many difficulties and became successful at long last. She said this story inspired her to work hard every day so that she too could “achieve her dreams.” She was head girl last year. She was also a Girl Guide leader and dormitory prefect. She likes to play volleyball when she is not in class.


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