Mombasa, KENYA:A Kisauni orphan who scored 382 marks and whose story went viral on social media after failing to report to high school can now breathe a sigh of relief.
This is after the young boy received the government orphans scholarship scheme which will partially cater for his school fees.
15-year-old Hamisi Mohamed lost his parents at the tender age of three years.
However, the young orphan was sponsored to study at Little Angels Academy in Shanzu where he received his primary school education.
Hamisi managed to score 382 marks becoming second in the school and got an admission offer to study Ribe Boys school, a national school located in Kilifi County.
While his peers were reporting to school a month ago, Hamisi sat in his brother’s two-roomed muddy house in Vikwatani village of Kisauni sub-county clinging on the hope that someone would consider the various scholarship applications he had dropped.
“ If my family were in a position, I would have already reported to school.” A tearful Hamisi narrated.
The government orphan’s scholarship which is disbursed by the department of children and social services pays 30,000 for every child annually.
However, the Mombasa county Director of Children affairs Phillip Nzenge said that that the department was looking at other stakeholders who would chip in and help the young boy.
“We have already written a cheque to the school and the boy will report to school on Wednesday,” Nzenge told Baraka FM.
However, Nzenge called on well-wishers and organizations to help the young boy attained fulfill his dream of becoming a doctor.
This comes just a few weeks after another boy attempted to commit suicide in Tana River County after his family failed to raise enough money for him to join high school.
Currently, there are 38 orphans in Kisauni sub-county benefiting from the government scholarship scheme for orphans.