Scholar letters are always informative and, as our scholars move on, often inspirational. This from Lucy Mbaire, now at Kenyatta University, caught our attention and we wanted to share it with a wider audience...
Am going on well with the studies and campus life.
I take this opportunity to thank you, Veronica and all the trustees. Your financial generosity since 2013 has allowed me to be steps closer to my goals. By supporting me in education you've enlightened me and my family. Your support will help me concentrate on what is more important to me, education without worrying about the fees. This will help me reach my goal of graduating with a degree in bachelor of Environmental Studies and Community Development.
I hope that one day I'll be able to help other students achieve their goals just as you have helped me. Every passing hour, day, week, and months I get to love my course, Yeah environmental studies! I have joined a school environmental club which has lots of impact. It has greatly helped me recognise that we really need to focus more on our environment. We have lots of activities with other organisations that help us pass information to many about the risks facing our planet.
Like last week we had a movement called save our NNP (Nairobi National Park). You have heard of Standard Railway Gauge? SGR was constructed from Nairobi to Mombasa and unfortunately it passes through the park, thus destroying the ecosystem, our pride, our heritage. Meaning in coming years we may end up losing our wildlife. Imagine taking my grandchild to the museum to see an image of an elephant because they may not be there in years to come.
It hurts and but we are not too late to change. Its horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment. It may take me hours to talk about this but I hope I will always be a part of the solution to my planet and not part of the pollution.
I love this course and even after successful degree, I can't wait to do my masters and PHD. Thank you for leading me in this brightness of education. God bless you. Next time you visit Kenya make sure you visit my school and we will share a lot.
Thank you and say hey to Veronica for me.