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. She stayed with her aunt, 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 maintained focus, kept things neat, and exhibited discipline, all while possessing an independent mind. Excelling in science, she pursued nursing due to her passion for aiding the sick and impoverished in urban 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 determinedly pursued her studies. Due to Covid-19, her graduation, originally slated for 2020, was pushed to June 2021.
Mercy 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.
In the outpatient department, her primary role as a triage nurse involves administering drugs, injections, and managing emergency admissions.
We hope that she will be able to secure permanent employment upon completion of the internship which takes 6 months.