Investing in education for the future
From 2006 until 2010, Glenda received a bursary from Temwa to fund her through secondary school. This covered not just her school fees but also provided her with writing materials, school uniform, and transport costs. Even including some pocket money too.
Her father passed away when she was very young. Leaving her mother as the sole provider for Glenda and her two siblings. It was a very difficult time for the family as her mother wasn’t able to provide enough food, let alone afford secondary school fees. Glenda often did piece work around the village to find the money for school fees and so the time she spent at school was very erratic.
However, she was a very hardworking and dedicated student, and because of her vulnerable position, she was chosen to receive a school bursary through Temwa’s Nick Webber Trust project. Once the financial pressure was taken away, Glenda flourished at school. Five years later, she is now following her dream to become a teacher and give something back to the community where she grew up. She is currently in her second year of teacher training in the northern town of Chitipa.
Glenda has this to say to Temwa;