- Derrick Nyala Booker has been admitted at Ambira High School after staying at home for one year due to lack of school fees
- The 2018 KCPE candidate's dream of completing his studies have finally been fulfilled
- Connie Kabarry, the Kenyan Nollywood actress who led the mission, thanked her friends for joining hands to support the boy
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A 2018 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) candidate whose dream to further his studies had nearly been killed due to lack of school fees is excited after well-wishers came to his rescue.
Derrick Nyala Booker was admitted at Ambira High School after Consolota Mbogo alias Connie Kabarry, a Kenyan Nollywood actress, joined hands with her friends to sponsor the boy’s education.
In a series of Facebook posts shared on her page Monday, January 14, the award winning actress thanked her friends for helping the boy who comes from a humble background.
“When God says yes! I brought Derrick's issue here, he did KCPE in 2018 and he was to join Ambira High school but he didn't join due to lack of school fees. He is already admitted at Ambira High school, it can only be God! Team Connie Kabarry and friends you are the best, God bless you my friends, best friends ever,” she said.
Her kind gesture came after well wishers led by comedian and radio presenter Jalang'o helped another needy boy named Levis Otieno Rabar after he reported to Kanga High School with only a metal box and two bars of soap.
"Last night, I spoke to the principal and also got the chance to speak with the boy Levi Otieno , so work begins today. School fees are around (KSh) 53,000 per year, we want to pay for the four years," he said.
Kabarry's gesture was appreciated by netizens on social media.
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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