A day after Mellan Njeri who was forced to walk through Nairobi’s city streets with a placard pleading with well-wishers to help her raise school fees, she has received help.
Clad in full school uniform, the teenager moved from one street to the other hoping to raise the school fees arrears of KSh 29,000 (N108,550.53) required for her to be allowed back into school.
Njeri is a form two student at Kihumbu-ini Secondary School in Murang’a county, Kenya. As of yesterday afternoon, her efforts had not paid much though as she had not raised more than KSh 500 (N1,871.56).
That, however, is all behind her as well-wishers led by Ndungu Nyoro have today come together to contribute towards the teenager’s needs. Well-wishers come through In a post on his Facebook page, the philanthropist revealed that he has received funds that will go towards clearing the balance so that the girl sits for her upcoming exams without worries.
He disclosed that he had KSh 30,000 (N112,293.65) from one Dave Kim Kioko, which was enough to sort the arrears.
“We have also received KSh 10,000 (N37,431.22) from a friend in the diaspora towards the same, and another friend also sent KSh 5,000 (N18,715.61),” he wrote.
The good news does not end there as it emerged that the Affecto family had committed to seeing the brave girl clear high school.
In his words, that is a journey of friendship and faith that will, hopefully, bring a different story not only to Melanie but also to her mum and younger siblings.
“I pray one day her tears will be turned to tears of joy. Because she will overcome the shame of poverty. Kihumbu-ini Girls please take good care of our champ,” he maintained.