Fanny always wanted to be different from the other girls in her village. While many of them were forced to drop out of school in order to get married, Fanny dreamt of continuing her education and becoming an agricultural advisor in her community. In 2013, Fanny was selected to attend Thuchila Community Day Secondary School, but just two weeks into the term, she was sent home because her family could not afford to pay her school fees. One week later, she returned to Thuchila to meet with the head teacher. “I remember my mother dancing when I told her I was among the girls that would be supported by AGE Africa!”
Now, Fanny is in form four and a top student at her school. “Without the AGE Africa scholarship, I could have been married or had children by now” She has learned that hard work and determination pays off, and she is determined to stay in school and work as an agricultural advisor after college.