“I stand among my fellow village girls who thought I might not finish school because of orphanage and declare that ‘I have forgotten the past.’ I am enjoying the present and I am not fearing the future.
“With AGE Africa I have learn so many things and I am proud of it I want to be qualified doctor someday and I will make it. I DON’T LIVE AS AN ORPHAN AS IN THE PAST BECAUSE OF YOUR SUPPORT.”
Mary is a recent graduate of AGE Africa Programs, and has spent all four years of her secondary school career as an AGE scholar. After finishing high school, Mary qualified for Teacher Training College, University and Nursing School She recently sat for her university entrance exams and we expect her to be admitted!
Before AGE Africa, Mary faced difficulties including lacking fees, books, groceries and even encouragement. She told AGE that “Being an orphan, I was only hoping to be somebody in the future but did not know how.” She is the only person in her family and village to finish her secondary education. One year ago she told an AGE staff member: “AGE Africa influenced my life in both physical and emotional ways. This organization is contributing a lot to my life because for sure I know the ‘road to success is still under construction’ and it’s like dream when I stand among my fellow village girls who thought I might not finish school because I am an orphan. With AGE Africa I have learn so many things and I am proud of it. It gives me courage to see that amongst my family and village I am only person who is still schooling and I am about to finish my secondary education.”