- Atheists group launched an online fundraiser for one of Baringo top students
- The learner, Idriss, garnered 401 marks to secure a place at Maranda High School
- His worried mother appealed for support from well-wishers to raise the required fees
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Members of Atheists Society in Kenya (ASK) have raised over ¢1700 towards a Form One student's school fees.
The organisation which does not believe in God, conducted an online funds drive to finance the education of Baringo county bright candidate Idriss Saidi Lutta who is set to join Maranda High School.
The society's president Harrison Mumia confirmed sending ¢1,500 for term one fees and an additional ¢500 for shopping even though the learner still needed ¢800 to purchase uniforms and kits.
"We are requesting atheists, humanists and even believers to pull together to help us assist this child to go to school. As a society, we want to have a positive impact on society. Idriss now needs ¢800 to buy uniform by Friday. He's reporting to Maranda High School on Friday," Mumia appealed.
Idriss' mother Lillian Ayabei thanked God for the good gesture but upon being informed of the well-wisher's activities, she noted the intent was all that matters not the source.
"I am grateful someone has offered to help. I was worried my son's education was coming to an end because I could not afford to pay school fees but now I am grateful to God. As long as they are not devil worshipers, we are grateful they have offered to help us and we accept. The intent is all that matters," she told The Standard.
The former Mining Primary School pupil scored 401 marks in the 2019 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exams.
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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