Mercy Brenda Odendwa

High School Class of 2020

Although Mercy’s parents are alive, they are divorced and her father has remarried. When she came to Achungo in 5th grade, Mercy’s father helped pay her tuition. When he lost his job, and could no longer pay, Michael Nyangi allowed Mercy to continue her education anyway because she’d proven herself to be a very bright, disciplined and hardworking student.

Her favorite subjects are English, Swahili and Math, but she’s one of the highest scoring girls in the county in CRE (Christian Religious Education, a government course). She’d like to attend Kenya High School, in Nairobi, one of the largest national high schools in the country, and go on to be a doctor. Michael thinks she’s capable of that. Her fellow students have a lot of faith in her, too, and voted her “Girls’ Dorm Prefect”, reporting to the Captain. When she’s not studying, Mercy finds time to draw, sing, tell stories and “jump around” with friends.

Mercy is now at Asumbi Girls Secondary School.