Last Updated on Monday, 06 September 2010 20:10 Written by Administrator Sunday, 05 September 2010 00:28
Carolyne Atieno Okonji:
Eager to learn, but who will pay her school fees?
“I thank God who gave me the opportunity to be at TEMAK. I count it as a privilege,” says Carolyne Atieno Okonji, a former student at TEMAK. At 18, Carolyne is set to join high school in February 2004. Most of her age mates are actually finishing high school. Carolyne’s life has been remarkably tumultuous for her tender age and late schooling is a consequence of circumstances she absolutely couldn’t control.
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Despite adverse circumstances, Carolyne is a determined young woman eager to make something of her life. In order to qualify for high school, she had to work to pay examination fees. She had to resist family pressure to get married.
The slums where Carolyne currently calls home are not conducive for learning but Carolyne has strived to overcome the odds against her. Clearl