Aneni*, 14, is a scholarship student at a boarding school in a remote village of Manicaland, Zimbabwe. She is one of three children and the only girl in her family.
Without a scholarship, Aneni would have been forced to drop out of school because her parents couldn’t afford the fees. She was also at risk of marrying early.
Unfortunately, this is common for girls in Zimbabwe. There are only half as many girls as boys enrolled in secondary school, with poor families prioritising their sons’ education.
“Without the scholarship I would not be proceeding with my education,” Aneni said. “Only the boys would have continued.”
By partnering with the Gomo Foundation, we’re supporting eight girls, including Aneni, to finish their education. Together, we aim to support another 12 girls by 2020.
Aneni loves school and is excited to move up a grade so she can begin taking science classes. Her dream is to become a scientist or pharmacist.
When we asked her where she sees herself in five years’ time, Aneni said: “At university, studying in a science or technology field.”
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