Recently, the International School of Kenya (ISK), a highly esteemed school near Nairobi, Kenya, launched an essay writing competition. Winners would receive the “Global Hearts Scholarship” (GHS), a prize of free attendance to an academic conference for young leaders. The competition required high school students throughout the country to write essays based on how they were making a difference in their communities. One of New Dawn’s students Rosslyne Anyango, a 12th grader, was among those chosen to win the scholarship and attend a four day conference organized and hosted by ISK. Rosslyne was truly overwhelmed by her win and came back from the conference full of new ideas and learnings that she was eager to share.
“Attending the conference motivated me to realize that I can do things I otherwise thought impossible. It also developed in me a keen sense of community responsibility and engaging in various ways to make a difference. I felt empowered. I need to be idealistic and have a passion for what I hope to achieve in life,” said Rosslyne after returning to New Dawn.
Mocha Club members investing in the future of Africa’s youth through education continue to make it possible for students like Rosslyne to not only have access to education, but to excel and reinvest in their communities.