- Levis Otieno's poor family could not afford to pay his fees or school uniform and he, therefore, showed up in the secondary school with only a metal box and two bars of soap
- His mother had tried to secure a bursary from the CDF but she was denied and therefore had to accompany his son to school with an empty metal box
- Many were warmed by the boy's determination to join school despite his poor state and well-wishers are currently contributing towards helping the young boy
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Secondary schools were on, Monday, January 13, abuzz with over one million Form One students who reported to begin the next stage in their lives.
However, one particular boy from Migori Levis Otieno Rabar warmed the hearts of Kenyans after reporting to Kanga high school with only a metal box and two bars of soap.
According to NTV, the young boy arrived in the national school in the company of his mother and though he was not endowed with the many items required while joining Form One, his head was held high as he remained in hope that a miracle would happen.
His poor parents were not in a position to pay his fees, school uniform and learning paraphernalia.
Instead of staying home and crying over his pitiable situation, an undeterred Otieno turned up in his new high school; perhaps enforcing the Bible verse, faith without action is dead.
"I am appealing to any well-wisher to assist me in paying my school fee. I am worried that I do not have any option as my parents have no income," said the determined student.
The young lad scored 390 marks out of 500 marks and his mother had tried to secure a Constituency Development Fund (CDF) bursary but later failed.
"I do not have any money to pay his school uniform and pay his fees or any other necessity," said Oteirno's mother, Monica Otieno.
His courage to report to the learning facility with only two bars of soap took the internet by storm as Kenyans lauded him for being strong despite his circumstances.
YEN.com.gh has learnt well-wishers are in the process of pooling resources to pay for the brilliant student's fees.
Radio presenter Felix Odiwor, famously known as Jalang'o promised to support Otieno in his four years in school.
Meanwhile, well-wishers paid school fees of George Ingatwa, a 14-year-old boy from Nandi county.
He completed his primary school education in 2019 and garnered a whopping 390 marks, which saw him secure a slot at Kakamega Boys High School.
Ingatwa walked from his Nandi home to Kakamega due to lack of bus fare, a distance of approximately 70 Kilometers.
In other news about needy people pursuing education, Maclean ‘Mac’ Sarbah, a young Ghanaian who recently graduated with a Masters from Harvard University, has had a school block named after him at the Yeji’s Royal Educational Complex.
In an interview with Myjoyonline.com, Sarbah who comes from a poor background said he was “surprised and emotional” when he discovered that his basic school decided to dedicate a building to him.
It is indicated that Sarbah attended the rural school for both his primary and junior high school (JHS) education.
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