Former Zambia Scholarship Fund Sponsored Student, Fridah Mwenya, is Hired as a Nurse by the Zambia Ministry of Health
Fridah Mwenya, 22, was born to an underprivileged family that resides in Chitila village of Mungwi District in the Northern Province. Incredibly, Zambia Scholarship Fund paid for Fridah’s education at Kasama Girls Secondary School from 8th grade through high school and for a 3-year nursing course at Chilubi Island School of Nursing. In less than a year of her graduation as a certified nurse, she was recently hired by the Zambia Ministry of Health to be a nurse midwife in the bush.
Fridah expressed with tears of joy that had it not been for the generous financial support from Zambia’s Scholarship Fund and its sponsors, she would not have obtained the nursing job.
“l am really grateful to Zambia Scholarship Fund for considering me for a period of eight years, without which, l do not know what would have become of me if the organization did not adopt me for education sponsorship at both secondary and tertiary – considering that l come from a very poor family. At one point I was at risk of not making it due to lack of school fees. Frustrated, l opted to drop out, but Zambia Scholarship Fund stepped in and sponsored me.”
Fridah’s father, Abraham Mwenya, is blind and disclosed that he has been struggling to support his family as he does not have a sustainable income to provide basic household needs such as food and soap to his family.
“Taking care of my family has been a challenge especially that l am blind. I would not have managed to pay for my daughter’s education. I was relieved when Zambia Scholarship Fund selected my daughter as one the beneficiaries for student sponsorship.”
Abraham further expressed his gratitude to Zambia Scholarship Fund for enabling Fridah’s success.
“As a family, we are so happy for the gesture by Zambia Scholarship Fund. You, see, the eight years it has sponsored my child is beyond what words would ever say, we can only say, many thanks and continue with your humanitarian generosity aimed at bettering the lives of many vulnerable citizens.”