Kisumu’s Form 4 Student Considering to Work as Maid After Failing to Raise KSh 120,000 Second Term Fees

Maryline Brenda Achieng’s educational journey embodies resilience amidst adversity, yet her path is imperiled by the burden of accumulated fee arrears.

Orphaned at nine months old in Kisumu, Maryline was raised by her sister, Emily Judith Akoth. Her narrative mirrors the challenges numerous young scholars face in Kenya’s pursuit of education.

Despite financial constraints, Emily has strived to support Maryline’s schooling, despite navigating the hurdles of single motherhood and tending to seven other siblings.

Maryline’s academic excellence persevered despite frequent setbacks of being sent home due to unpaid fees.

Her success in the KCPE exams secured her a coveted place at Achego Girls High School, thanks to the intervention of Dr. Joshua Oron, the local Member of Parliament.

However, the weight of fee arrears has overshadowed Maryline’s ambitions.

Despite her resolve to excel, the recurring financial strain has led to frequent school absences, adversely affecting both her academic performance and morale.

With her outstanding balance nearing KSh 120,000, Maryline stands at a crossroads, contemplating drastic measures such as seeking employment as a maid to finance her education.

Deeply concerned for her sister’s future, Emily has issued a heartfelt plea for assistance.

As the second term approaches and additional levies loom, Emily fears that Maryline’s educational aspirations may be dashed without timely intervention.