23 August, 2017-Pamela Kainja is a 17-year-old girl from Chimwaza Village, TA Mkukula in Dowa. She commutes to Senga Community Day Secondary School for a distance of six kilometers and she will be starting form 4 come the next academic year.
Pamela’s Parents struggle to raise her school fees plus learning materials. Growing up in a community that fails to support girls and advances child marriages, education has motivated her to become a doctor when she is done with her education. She wants to be a doctor because that will give her an opportunity to be a role model to girls from her community while on the same stand help build a health community.
Pamela has been awarded the Maranatha scholarship.
When Pamela heard that she has been singled out as one of the beneficiaries of the scholarship, she responded; “This is a dream come true. The only way to say thank you to the scholarship providers is to excel and succeed and find myself in college within two years. Being at a CDSS, I face a lot of challenges especially in line with science subjects but now I am optimistic that the scholarship will iron out some of them as I cruise towards the road of becoming a doctor.”