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Helen's story

Helen loves science and you can often find her in a quiet corner of Lubuto studying. Last year, she was forced to miss the half of school year because her family didn’t have money for the school fees. Helen was desperate to get back. When she heard about the DREAMS scholarships from a Lubuto staff member, she put in her application immediately. On hearing the news that she had been accepted, Helen was thrilled: “I didn’t even know if I could ever go back to school… I’m so happy!”

Helen is the third of four girls in her family. Her two older sisters had to drop out of secondary school due to the family’s financial difficulties. At the end of 2017, Helen will be the first child in her family to complete secondary school! Helen is really proud of herself for getting this far and most importantly, “I really want to make my mom proud by being the first to graduate.”