Grace's story

“Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds”

                                    Orsen Swett Marden 

Despite the challenges Grace encounters to receive her secondary education, she does not regret her decision to be educated at a PEAS school. The lower fees of PEAS, a result of the PEAS sustainable model, let Grace’s single mother send all her 4 daughters to school.

Grace loves going to school, “the teachers are so caring,” she says. Inspired by a friend, Grace dreams join an institute to become a nurse when she leaves PEAS. To make it become a reality, Grace is determined to get good grades and focuses her efforts into scientific subjects, “I want my dream to become true!” she exclaims. Despite having to contribute to household chores, Grace is always exited to revise for school every day when she gets home. She is committed to her dream. Each year Grace attends secondary education she is improving her prospects in later life; per additional school year a woman's earnings can increase by 10-20%.

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“PEAS gives me an opportunity to get a high quality secondary, using appropriate text books that help me revise my subjects outside the classroom,” Grace says. The average O Level pass rate is 95% for PEAS schools in Uganda, a testament to the quality of teaching. Grace is clearly so happy to be a part of PEAS, despite the challenges she faces to get there. She believes her struggle to attain a secondary education is represented by a quote from Orsen Swett Marden, “Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.”

 

 

 

Emmi Matsunaga