It is the dream of every young girl to be independent and beat all odds to become a successful woman in Kenya. This is the case for our sponsored girls who have the opportunity to transform their lives which is a stepping stone for becoming self-reliant and independent. Mercy is one just girl and has become our first nurse graduate.
Mercy joined the NRCF program in 2007 after both of her parents died of HIV/AIDS. She stayed with her aunt at Satellite (a Nairobi slum) where they lived in a two-roomed house with her sister, brother, and three cousins. She enrolled at G.S.U primary school in grade 3 where she performed well in the final KCPE (Kenya Certificate of Primary Education) exam and joined Mirithu Girls High school.
While in high school, she was focused, neat, and disciplined with an independent mind. She performed well in science subjects which was important as she has had a passion for nursing as a future career so she could help the sick and poor in the slums. She took the final KCSE (Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education) exam and passed.
Following her dreams, she applied to a Nursing program and secured a vacancy at Clive Irvine College of Nursing at Chogoria to study for a Diploma in Nursing. She was determined in her studies. She was slated to graduate in 2020 but due to Covid-19, her graduation was pushed to June 2021.
She recently started an internship at Melkzedek Hospital to gain more experience. She is a role model to other young women in the program. She has managed to transform her life with the help of NRCF and her dedicated sponsor. She is attached to the outpatient department where her main role is as a triage nurse, Administering drugs and injections, and admissions for emergencies. We hope that she will be able to secure permanent employment upon completion of the internship which takes 6 months.