Sunday, January 15, 2006

Wilner-Pastor's Daughter Excels in National Exams.

Fourteen-year-old Wilner Makokha who scored 425 out of the maximum 500 points to emerge among the top candidates in the Western Province of Kenya did not believe her eyes when she saw her name on Kenyan dailies.

"I found myself jumping and praising God," said the second-born daughter of Pastor John and Mrs Anne Makokha of the Riruta Chapel-United Methodist Church, Nairobi, Kenya.

Wilner who sat for her examinations at Chakol Girls Boarding Primary School in Western Kenya said she knew she would perform well. “In fact I expected to perform better than this” says Wilner as she points at her scores on one of the dailies.

She attributes her success to hard work, prayers, and support from her parents and teachers. She also thanks her cousins who have completed university studies or are undertaking university studies for challenging her to perform well in her exams. Wilner says she looked at them and saw that they were studying to become lawyers, doctors, IT specialists etc and that gave her a big challenge. She made up her mind to either follow in their shoes or even perform better than them.

She says she would like to be a medical doctor, adding that her best subjects at school were mathematics and Kiswahili.

"I particularly thank my parents for the support they gave me during my studies, because they provided me with everything I needed," she says.

Wilner will be joining Kenya High School in Nairobi. This is one of the best National schools in the country. While this may be an answered prayer, it also needs a lot of money to enable her to undertake her studies there. At least US $ 1,200 will be needed this year to keep cater for her school fees and other related expenses.

Your prayers, moral and financial assistance are needed in order to enable Wilner to pursue her studies at Kenya High School. Any assistance can be sent either directly to her school or via her parents. For more information, please contact her using this e-mail address: jmakokha2000@yahoo.com or Anne.Baraza@ negst.edu

Wilner is a niece to Pastor Gerald Baraza

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