Mitchele Atieno, Education Success Story
Today, we acknowledge the role that education plays in ensuring that children from informal settlements become better and responsible citizens in the future, and they stand a chance to breaking the cycle of poverty in their communities.
Meet Mitchele Atieno a beneficiary of our scholarship program from Eastlands Clinic, she is currently a first-year student at Strathmore University, pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering. “In the game of rugby there is a lot of pressure, I feel like this has prepared me to cope with tight and demanding schedule in school.” Mitchele Atieno said.
Mitchele was on a rugby scholarship at Nova Pioneer Girls Secondary School, she got admitted after her excellent performance in Kenya Certificate of Primary School Education (KCPE), She narrated to us that being part of the rugby program at Shamas Rugby Foundation (SRF) provided a platform where her excellence in academic earned her a chance in an international school. This opportunity became a life changing one for her because of the amount of exposure she has got during the four-year stay at Nova Girls Secondary School.
Earlier in the year Mitchele applied and got admitted at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada. However, she could not proceed with Joining this university because she only got the admission but missed the scholarship. For her, securing an admission in one of the best institutions in the world gave her great confidence in herself.
Mitchele joined Shamas Rugby Foundation nine years ago when she was only 10 years old, and has remained part of our rugby program since then. “I was always looking forward to the life skills camp; it was an opportunity for me to be away from home, spend time with my peers in a boarding setup. Through these camps, she learnt lots of positive values that stick with her to date.” She added.
“All I can say is thank you to Shamas, they should continue doing what they are doing because through them, a lot is changing positively for many children.” She concluded. This was made possible our partnership with Nova Pioneer Girls Secondary, we are grateful to Nova Girls, friends and donors for supporting our course of bringing to life the dreams of our beneficiaries.
Through our education program, we have partnered with secondary schools, friends of SRF, well-wishers and institutions, so far we have been able to provide 101 high school scholarships to needy and performing beneficiaries in our programs across all our clinics. SRF is committed in the wholistic development of children and young people, and it is partners and donors like you who make this possible.