Scholarship Recipient: OPIYA GERRARD
His education level was Primary Seven which is the equivalent of grade 8. He initially dropped out of school due to a lack of finances for further educational needs after his father’s death.
He, his mother and his siblings got forced out of their paternal home after his father’s demise and all the marital property of the mother’s household was seized by the late husband’s parental family members; thus rendering them homeless and left without basic needs.
Opiya Gerrald was a chosen recipient for our scholarship program because of his mother being part of a loan group, Rwot Lakica. He started the Motor Vehicle Mechanics program at Layibi Technical College in 2018.
Scholarship Recipient: OYELLA BRENDA
Her education level was Senior Four which is the equivalent of about grade 10. She dropped out of school because they didn’t have enough money to further her education as the household is home to 10 dependents (three of whom are now school dropouts).
Her father is now detached from the family members despite not formally having divorced, and this created a remarkable gap financially, in the family.
Oyella Brenda was a chosen recipient for our scholarship program because her mother is a loan recepient who supports 10 dependants, so we felt Oyella Brenda was deserving of this opportunity. She has started the program for Tailoring and Designing Garments at Layibi Technical College last year.
Scholarship Recipient: KOMAKECH PATRICK
His education level was Primary Seven which is the equivalent of about grade 8. He dropped out of school due to prolonged financial difficulties since his father’s death.
His mother is also HIV-Positive and serving a medical prohibition from performing her former physically-demanding income generating activities.
Komakech Patrick was a chosen recipient for our scholarship program and started the program for Motor Vehicle Mechanics at Layibi Technical College in 2018.
Our 1st scholarship program is just the beginning for Kleos’ pursuit of education as a cornerstone of sustainable development, with plans to continue offering scholarships every year going forward. Please click this link if you would like to donate to our scholarship program for 2019.