The following two testimonials were taken in December 2014 from students who were graduating from Kakenya Center for Excellence that month. We are pleased to report that both girls are now in their second year of high school and doing well!
My name is Christine. I live with my mum and one brother. I am a firstborn in our home. I have just completed my KCPE exams in the year 2014. I used to go to my local school where life was bad because I went to school without shoes and sometimes went to school without breakfast. When I joined KCE, I found life so easy because my needs were provided for and that made me learn without any problems. The thing I like most about KCE is that it created workshops that empowered me and gave me knowledge about myself.
I am the first girl in our home to complete primary school. I have hopes and dreams for the future! I will work hard so that I can come back to help my community and my country like Kakenya Ntaiya.
Without KCE, my education could have been destroyed and I would have been married off. I am proud of my education at KCE. We have extra classes and help every week. After my studies, I would like to be a pilot.
My name is Cynthia. I am 13 years old. I come from the Isampin area in Transmara. I live with both parents and three siblings. My life at KCE has been good and changed. I like KCE because it has empowers girls to be good people in the future. KCE is unique from other schools because it gives Maasai girls an opportunity to shine. Unlike other schools, girls at KCE get efficient time to learn and study. KCE has kept me focused to change the dark side of my family and community and I am thankful for that. I am proud of being Maasai and getting the chance to realize my potential. In the future, I aspire to be a doctor. I will not forget my community. I say thanks to KCE for giving me the chances I have!