Stella, Story of Hope
Stella is in grade 11 at Chainda Secondary School which is located about 10 kilometers from her home in Kabulongo village. After her daily walk home, Stella was exhausted, but still had to do homework, wash her uniform in preparation for the next day, and help with household chores. Stella was struggling in school and wondered if she could finish her education.
Stella received a bicycle that she uses to get to school. It now takes less than half the time for her to get back and forth to school, giving her time to participate in church and school activities. She is a hardworking and committed young woman, excelling in class and in church activities. She loves soccer and poetry. She recently represented her school in a competition of poems on different topics, such as campaigns against female abuse, early marriage, and environmental care. At church, she is on the praise team and teaches children in Sunday School.