Homeless orphan girl bags masters degree despite having to sleep in lecture rooms

An orphaned lady with a lot of challenges during her childhood recently obtained a Master’s degree even as she had to take on several medial jobs to fund her university education.

The university offered her employment at the science laboratories where she worked and raised funds to pursue her masters degree.

After losing her mother during child birth, Jespher Nyaboke was left under the care of a foster mother, who kept mistreating her to the extent that she lost hearing in one of her ears when she turned age 10.

Nyaboke thought it wise to escape from the house to seek refuge wherever she could feel safer where she was spotted by a compassionate stranger who adopted her.

Born in the small village of Kiong’ongi in Nyamir, Kenya, Jespher managed to continue her primary education and proceeded to Kebabe Girl’s High School and sat for her Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams in 2002. With her certificate, she wanted to enroll in a nursing training school, but before the journey to becoming a nurse could start, the guardian who was taking care of her died mysteriously.

Nyaboke did not give up. She resorted to doing menial jobs to fend for herself, and it was during the struggle that she bumped into a friend of hers one day who gave her a copy of Mount Kenya University’s prospectus in 2009.she applied for a constituency bursary, and received KSh 4,000,” paid and enrolled but left with no money, she had to sleep in the university’s lecture halls at night, using the tables as her makeshift bed.

But had to open up to a friend when hunger became too much took my plight to MKU Students Association Cabinet.

She disclosed that the university offered her a full scholarship and in 2014 to enable her graduate with a degree in Medical Laboratory.

The university was generous enough to offer her employment at the science laboratories where she worked and raised funds to pursue her Master’s degree in the same course.

Jespher Nyaboke defines true resilience, and also affirms despite the challenges life may throw at you, if you are determined, you can attain any feat you set your mind to.

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