Gilah, age 13, is an exceptionally bright student already studying at Semei Kakungulu High School in Senior 2. Gilah lives in Nangalo, meaning that her walk to school is over an hour to and from school every day. Each morning, Gilah wakes up and goes to the garden to dig for Cassava root. On her way to school she eats the Cassava because eating before classes gives her the much needed boost to focus on her learning.
When she graduates, Gilah plans to be an accountant. With her impressive achievements in Mathematics class, we think this is one of the many notable things she could do after school. Simbi Foundation is very proud of Gilah – her positive outlook, her academic excellence, and her confidence as one of the youngest students in her high school make her an exemplary scholar!