My name is Bettlyne Naliaka Wafula. I am thirteen years old. I am the first born of seven children. I grew up with my father and my grandmother. At age six I was told for the first time that my biological mom left us when I was really young. I always thought my grandmother was my mother. Learning this information about my mother’s abandonment made me embarrassed, so I didn’t do well in school. I was taken into Servanthood Community Academy, a private school, where my teachers looked after me very well. They paid my primary fees, bought my uniforms, and shoes. I When I was not worried about these things, I no longer felt embarrassed about and started to do well in school.
I worked hard and earned the respect of my teachers, because of my good performance, cooperation, and asking questions about life and future goals. I was elected as the top student in my class. I tried to get into several schools. I had the grades but my family just could not afford the fees. I learned about Living Hope and applied not expecting to be selected. I was surprised when I learned that my scores put me in the top ten of the class and among hundreds of applicants I was chosen to attend at Living Hope High School. I was so excited when I received my admission letter!
I would love a sponsor who can help me finish my education. I hope to get scholarship to go to college and study medicine. My community really needs medical doctors and I want to give back to my community. p>
God bless you,