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Help comes for to student who had dropped out of school to dig trenches to raise varsity fees

By James Wanzala | Published Wed, August 8th 2018 at 00:00, Updated August 8th 2018 at 00:21 GMT +3
William Tsuma at the road construction site where he took up menial jobs to raise his university school fees. [Courtesy]

A student who dropped out of the university and dug trenches to raise school fees now has a reason to smile.

After William Tsuma's story was highlighted in The Standard on June 14, well-wishers donated money for the 23-year-old to continue studies at Technical University of Mombasa.

Lucy Wanjiku, a well-wisher, shared Tsuma's story among fellow engineers, who then began to raise funds. Tsuma was a second-year Civil Engineering student when he quit last year.

“So far Sh161, 800 has been realised and the Transformed IEK members continue to send contributions and share his story on social media,” said Ms Wanjiku.

Tsuma needs more than Sh600, 000 for the remaining four years.

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