Fundraiser held for Kenyan university scholarship

A fundraising event held at Avoca Beach Picture Theatre on Monday, June 23, has raised over $5000 toward sponsoring a university education for Kenyan high school student Rose Mugo.

The screening of ‘Girl Rising’, which saw over 120 people attend, was held by the Heart4justice team in partnership with St Philips Christian College, Gosford.

St Philip’s Christian College principal Ms Michelle Kelly said the school had supported Rose through high school in Kenya where she graduated with outstanding results from Limuru Girls High School last year.

“The process for university admissions can take up to a year in Kenya but we want to support Rose in her dream to become a neurosurgeon,” said Ms Kelly.

“Sadly, Rose’s mother died of a neurological disease whilst Rose was still at school but she has inspired her to pursue her dreams so that others do not have to suffer in the same way.”

Newsletter, 27 Jun 2014

Michelle Kelly, St Philip’s

Christian College