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Help Eliza finish her school year!
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Ended Jun 12, 2014
Help a bright, hard-working girl from a Nairobi slum complete her first year of high school!  Eliza loves school and is motivated to excel in the 16 hour school day, but needs support to pay her school fees. She comes from Korogocho (the ...

Help a bright, hard-working girl from a Nairobi slum complete her first year of high school! 

Eliza loves school and is motivated to excel in the 16 hour school day, but needs support to pay her school fees. She comes from Korogocho (the third largest slum in Nairobi, Kenya) and was abandoned by her parents, but excelled in elementary school when taken in by a local children's home. She scored 3rd in her class of 35 on the eighth grade final exam and stays up untill midnight after her 4 am-9 pm school day to study, getting only 3 1/2 hours of sleep each night. She was heartbroken when she heard she might have to leave school, so we are raising funds to make sure she can complete the school year. Her goal is to go to university in the U.S. and become a heart surgeon. 

Eliza's former home: Korogocho-- the third largest slum in Nairobi, Kenya. 

From this mess to these marks!!!

Eliza's eigth grade final exam score (349 out of 500)-- 100 points above the average of 250. She placed 3rd in her class of 35! 

Eliza and her adopted mother, Elizabeth

Eliza and her classmates performing a traditional dance at parent's day

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Details about Funds Needed 

The school Eliza is trying to stay in is very high-quality and disciplined and ideal for university preperation and costs $1,222 a year (32,000-43,000 Kenyan shilings per term--see photo below). The only alternative schools are cheaper but much lower quality and still in the slum environment. 

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