Carol comes from a “home without means”
although it is lead by a wonderful and kind
grandmother, according to this Daraja girl.
She is a one of three children that was
abandoned by their mother to live with
When Carol was in the
sixth grade, her grandfather passed away
after being run over in a road accident.
Carol was so traumatized from the
experience she developed severe anxiety.
She is a gifted student and her primary
school teachers saw this and helped sponsor
her at school. Carol studied hard, and
scored very high on her 8th grade exams.
Because of the poverty of her family, there
was no hope for secondary school unless she
received a scholarship. Luckily she heard
rumors about Daraja Academy and applied.
In her interview, Carol shined. She sat
straight and conﬁdent and looked the
admissions team in the eye. For a girl with
anxiety, she overcame her inner turmoil to
show us the best side of her. With a little
counseling, and our WISH program, she
can achieve her dreams of becoming a