Natasha will graduate in 2025. She loves school, and the colors pink, yellow, and blue. She lost her Mom at a young age and lives with her Father and her siblings, all under the care of her Grandmother. She loves STEM subjects and hopes to take the remaining years of high school to see how she can develop those passions into her dream career.
Theresa describes herself as “a learner with big dreams”. She scored the highest on her grade 7 national exams of any of our 2021 bursary applicants. She dreams of becoming a medical doctor.
Grace will graduate in 2022. She has been with Bakashana program since 2015. She stands out as a committed and active member of our program, as well as our Girls Leading our World Club. She describes herself as a “strong girl” and has ambition to be a Journalist. Her hobbies include reading about other people’s history.
Given will graduate school in 2023. Though both of her parents are alive, they struggled so much to afford school for her that they took her far from home to a school (PEAS) which was offering free education. We found Given there, renting a simple grass thatched house, with dreams of a brighter future. She dreams of providing for herself and her family one day and would even love to become a Social Worker to help other girls who face challenges as she has.
Kalaluka Mwango Emily
“I want to become a journalist so that I can speak for the girl child because a lot of people look down upon us.”
Mwango will graduate in 2022. She is unlike any young lady who we have ever had the pleasure of providing assistance to. She consistently ranks number one in her class and her incredible intellect will take her as far as her circumstances allow. She lost her mother when she was four and has never known her biological father.
Miga will graduate high school this year. She is a humble and bright girl with big dreams. She dreams of travelling abroad, and even pursuing her degree in a foreign land. Since childhood, when she lost her father, she has dreamed of achieving her Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy. Miga lost her Mom in 2014 and has been a part of our Bakashana family ever since.