02 Jun Feature on 2013 WAAW Scholarship Recipient – Rose Macharia
The WAAW Foundation Scholarship Initiative has benefited nine girls since inception. Every year at least four girls receive $500 towards their tuition. These girls must demonstrate need through strong academic progress and financial need.
For the 2013 Scholarship program, we went further, we also decided that the girls should either be giving back or be willing to give back to their community by joining our STEM Cell Outreach program. One of the girls Rose Macharia is already doing something to enrich the lives of other girls in her community. Before we share the wonderful job she is doing, read in her own words about her and how WAAW Foundation’s scholarship will benefit her.
I am a 19 years old Medical Student at Kenyatta University, Kenya, majoring in Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB). I was born on 7th October, 1993 and I have two younger brothers. I hope to graduate in the year 2018 and pursue masters in Obstetrics and Gynecology. I went to Karima Girls’ High School for my secondary education, graduated at the top of the class and was the best student in the district and the best student in Agriculture in the nation.
I play hockey, chess and volleyball as well as athletics. I am a great lover of books and I subscribe to medical can you really buy modafinil online journals and read lots of motivational books. I also carry out peer teaching, motivational talks and mentorship in local schools. I am grateful to WAAW for their initiative through the STEM program for uplifting the young school girls to take interest in science related fields.
Through the WAAW scholarship, I will be able to pay my tuition fees, something that has been a challenge in the past. I am a strong believer in girl child education and in dreams that I have. I will soon become the Obstetrics and Gynecology specialist I have always wished to be. I will be able to help women and children lead better lives through improved health care systems especially through treatment of preventable and curable diseases that have more often than not been a killer for women with low living standards.
WAAW, through the STEM program, will offer me support in empowering young school girls through motivational talks and community events to enhance Science skills. This will grow my social and communications skills even further. I will also get a chance to put my leadership skills to practice. I will forever be grateful to WAAW for this noble course and for their support.
WAAW has basically given me wings to fly!