Mercy Wanjiru Mwangi
Mercy’s parents worked as farmers when she was young to support their large family. She is the eighth of nine children. Mercy was in class 7 when her mother passed away. She completed primary school and was told about New Dawn Secondary School by a friend who lives nearby. Mercy was interviewed and accepted at New Dawn.
After she had started her education at New Dawn, when Mercy was in form 1, her father said that she and her siblings were not his children and he chased them away. During her school break, she went to live first with her older sister and then with her older brother who does not have a job. Mercy has not told anyone about the actions of her father but knows that she could share with Madam Susan if she desired. Her brother has advised her to forget about home and concentrate on her education when she is at New Dawn Secondary School.
Mercy is in her second year at New Dawn. She grew up going to church and was baptized while she was in primary school when her mother was still living. She would like to become a surgeon and help her family with their struggles.