Twin sisters Susan and Purity were raised by a singlemother,┬áwho died of tuberculosis when the girls were┬ánine years old. A year later, when their grandmother┬ádied, Susan and Purity were taken to a children’s home┬áin Narumoro.
Their life changed when they learned about the Wings┬áto Fly scholarship programme on the radio. When they┬áwere accepted, Susan says, “We thought we would never┬ágo to high school, and the scholarship gave us hope for┬áa better tomorrow.”
Purity and Susan have now completed Form 4 at the┬átop of their class with scores of 75 and 70, respectively,┬áin the KCSE. Purity dreams of studying industrial┬áchemistry, and Susan dreams of becoming a nurse. In┬áaddition to studying at university and pursuing careers┬áin their respective fields, Purity hopes to one day open a
In reflecting upon what they have learned through the┬áWings to Fly program, Purity says, “Dr. James Mwangi┬átaught me that I could shine for the whole world,” and┬áSusan shares, “Reeta Roy inspired me that even when I┬ágrow up to be a great person, I shall not forget to help┬ámy family and others, especially needy children.”