"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

Nelson Mandela (1918 - 2013)

 

Martin: Our First Graduate

One of the first students to be taken on to the student sponsorship scheme when it began, Martin Ogondi has been an orphan since the age of 7.

A very bright young man, Martin did not have relatives to look after him when the last of his family died and was passed around several schools before settling at Miriu Mixed Secondary.

Following his success at KCSE, Martin was offered a place at Maseno University to study IT and Maths. Supported by a Zest for Life Bursary, Martin completed his degree becoming our first graduate in 2015. Martin went on to complete a teaching qualification and now has a permanent post at a high school in Butere.

He married in 2016 and now has a family of his own, a daughter born in 2017. When he is home (his school is 120km away), Martin volunteers for the charity helping us to keep in touch with former students and the community groups we work with.