Kenya is a nation of brilliant young minds who are hungry for education. Every year, KCPE and KCSE results are announced, and while many students pass with flying colours only a few are lucky to continue to the next stage. Those from needy backgrounds find it hard to quench their thirst for education and end up doing bad things or being idle due to lack of school fees.
Well, last year 1,088,986 candidates sat for KCPE in 2019 and of those 9,770 scored over 400 marks.
There are some students who passed with over 350 marks but their stars might be dimmed if no one comes to their rescue. Their parents and guardians can’t afford to raise school fees to take them to school and one Levis Otieno Rabah may suffer this fate.
The young boy reported to Kanga High accompanied by his mother, carrying an almost empty metal suitcase that contained two bar soaps .
The story of Levis touched many and media personality Jalang’o highlighted it on air, calling upon Kenyans to join hands and contribute towards his education.
UPDATE ON THE BOY AT KANGA HIGH SCHOOL!! Last Night I spoke to the Principal and also got the chance to speak with the boy Levi Otieno Rabah ! So work begins today!
School fees is around 53k per year we want to pay for the four years. If there is anyone willing to pay and contribute anything just send directly to the school paybill which PAYBILL NO 522123
ACC NO 57871K. Then indicate his name LEVIS OTIENO RABAH
I will personally go to Kanga High school to make sure that your contribution is channelled to his account.
On my side today I will be calling my friends and companies I have good working relationship with and we will do more than the school fees. Looking at the mum things dont seem ok back at home we will go beyond the school fees. Keep it here for all the update!! God above everything,’ read a post by Jalang’o.
The post went viral and Quick Mart chain of supermarkets promised to cater for his first term school fees.
@jalangoo Hi Jalango, Quickmart is willing to sponsor LEVIS OTIENO RABAH a whole term one shopping.
The musician-cum-businesswoman has put a smile on the face of a 13 -year-old who wanted to commit suicide because her parents couldn’t afford school fees.
Akothee together with two other well-wishers have teamed up to enable the girl to study at the school of her dreams and achieve her goals.
SHE IS FINE NOW, OUR GIRL WILL JOIN ASUMBI GIRLS TOMORROW (TODAY) ACCOMPANIED BY HER MOTHER, HER MOTHER ON PHONE, SUCH A HUMBLE EDUCATED LADY. THE SCHOOL FEE FOR 1ST YEAR BEEN COVERED BY A LAWYER FROM NAIROBI, AND THE FEES FOR SECOND YEAR BEEN TAKEN COVERED BY WATER COMPANY DIRECTOR FROM KISUMU, HER UTILITIES, SCHOOL UNIFORMS 3RD-YEAR 4TH YEAR & THE REST OF HER EDUCATION COVERED BY @AKOTHEEFOUNDATION
THE MOTHER SAYS THE GIRL IS VERY HAPPY TO GO TO SCHOOL AND SHE WILL MAKE US PROUD 💪💪
THANK YOU, CITIZEN, FOR AIRING THIS 💪YOU SAVED A LIFE @CITIZENTVKENYA
BE BLESSED 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 NOW I THINK WE SHOULD GET HER MOTHERS RESTAURANT RUNNING SO SHE CAN AFFORD A FEW GIRLY THINGS FOR HER DAUGHTER 💪💪💪🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾THIS SHOULD BE FOLLOWED BY MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKERS VISITING SCHOOLS ❤🙏🏾🙏🏾
THANK YOU VERY MUCH,’ AKOTHEE POSTED.
Grandpa founder and CEO Refiggah has offered to sponsor Kibra’s top KCPE student Odhiambo Dickens Omondi.
Omondi hails from Laini Saba in Kibra slums. Refiggah has promised to pay for his secondary and University fees.
His story was highlighted on Radio Citizen. He will be joining Murang’a High School.
The Embakasi East MP has offered to help a student whose plight was highlighted on TV join High School. The top performing boy from Kerio Valley has repeated class 8 twice because his parents couldn’t afford school fees and he was to repeat again.
Babu has reached out to the family.
He is very passionate about education. He recently enrolled the Baringo trio at a boarding school in Nyahururu. The trio were featured on Citizen TV after a video of them dancing went viral.
Kevin Lekimariki, Andrea Lenapir, and Lepasiron Lekachuma are now pupils at a school in Nyahururu.