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Gracious Secondary School Student Bio: Sara’s Story

Another amazing and inspiring student biography from MCV’s Gracious Secondary school.

Gracious, like all secondary schools in Malawi, educates students in forms 1 – 4, the equivalent of grades 9 – 12 in the United States. Gracious currently has two classes per form, comprised of approximately 70 students per class, for a total of of approximately 560 students. Typically, 80 – 100 of these students are orphans and vulnerable children sponsored by MCV. The other students pay school fees, with the hope that the school will one day be self sufficient. While the non-sponsored students pay school fees a majority of these students are still impoverished, as 74% of Malawians are living on less than a $1.25 per day. Many of these students often struggle to pay fees on time, and some are sponsored by other non-profits in Malawi.

Sara Benson (Form 3)

I was born in the family of five children (three boys and two girls). My father died when I was young. I live with my mum at Michesi village.
MCV has played an important role to the community because it supports orphans with education by paying for school fees, buying school uniform and learning materials. In addition it also give support to disabled children.
When am free, I like to sing, and reading novels.
The thing I like about Gracious is that it has social clubs which encourages good behaviour, and also religion clubs which helps us to grow spiritually. I also like gracious because it has good and well qualified teachers.
I want to do medicine and be a Medical Doctor. I want to help in reducing death from
curable diseases. -Sara

Read more about the school and how you can help here.