When it came to the all important decision of choosing a secondary school as an 11-year-old, I remember having my heart set on LEH entirely. I also knew that, given my family’s background, the option of attending this school would be near impossible due to the financial burden it would place on us; that is, until I found out about the school’s bursary scheme. Throughout my school career, I have been very fortunate to be a recipient of this bursary, making it possible for me to study here.
I often think about how different my school experience has been to my parents’. Although they have suffered a lot of hardship for us to live a comfortable life, I hope that one day, I will have accomplished enough in my life to prove to them it was worth it all. The opportunities that I have been presented with at LEH have given me the confidence to take my aspirations way higher than they may have been if I had not studied here. It is immensely humbling to know that the Bursary Fund has played such a significant role in this, and for that reason I am eternally grateful for the generosity of all the donors to the scheme.
I hope that there will come a time when the Bursary Fund is sufficiently funded to overcome financial barriers and educate every girl deserving of a place at LEH, and so I sincerely urge all those who are in the position to do so, to donate and give more girls like me an opportunity that I have been so privileged to receive.
- LEH Bursary Fund