A family in Juja, Kiambu county is calling on well-wishers to support their kin, Francis Macharia who is yet to join form one after scoring 373 marks despite his background.
14 year old Macharia expressed distress seeing his former classmates and friends having gone through admission in various schools countrywide even as he looks forward to being admitted at Chania Boys High School where he was placed.
Due to extreme poverty, Macharia’s mother is unable to cater for his son’s financial needs that will see him continue with his academic journey.
Macharia’s story is amongst many other cases of students who had an exemplary performance in the KCPE 2023 exam but are unable to transition to the next academic level due to financial constraints experienced by parents and guardians.
By Arnold Fedha.