AiduFelllow Profile: Priscilla, Future Doctor (Kenya)
At Aiducation, we want to make real and lasting impact through education.
Our aim is to help yount talents achieve their full potential, so that they can grow and help their communities. Priscilla is 15 years old and studies at the Kombeni Girls' secondary school in Kenya. While primary school is free of charge and accessible to everyone. In Kenya, secondary school is paid for and about 40% of the students each year are unable to attend due to mostly financial reasons.
Thanks to the generous support of "The Hofer Family & Nova Kuesnacht Scholarship" Priscilla will be able to continue her studies at secondary school for one more year. Despite economic hardship Prscilla workes hard during her studies at St. Paul Primary school and earned high grades. She is now eager to continue her studies at the Kombeni Girls' secondary school.
Priscilla wants to become a doctor and free sick people, particularly her brother, who was born with a birth defect, from the social isolation.
Words by Priscilla
Age: 15 years
Location: Malindi District in the Coast Province of Kenya
What do you like doing during your free time?
I love dancing during my free time because my sister was a dancer and I picked up from her. I also love netball because I feel much better when I play it.
What other skills would you like to learn in secondary school?
In secondary school I would like to study first aid skills.
What would you like to become when you grow up?
I would like to be a doctor because I want to gain more skills to treat my brother. He was born with fistula and people laugh about that. He feels isolated, and he does not like to stay with other people because of his condition. I would also like to treat this type of disease in the country and make sure I eradicate this type of disease.