Molly Sharone Orinda’s Story

My name is Molly Sharone Orinda. I am 25 yrs old, and I am a beneficiary of the Bala Mercy Children Centre program(BMCC). I joined Bala Mercy for my primary education in 2004, and I was put in the program where I was supported with Tuition fees and food. BMCC catered for all my basic needs, giving me a chance to focus on my studies. Despite coming from abject poverty, I was able to dream big!

In addition to the provision offered at Bala Mercy, The administration ensured that we had highly competent teachers who inspired us to love the subjects from Mathematics to social studies. Our school always ranked first, and this motivated us to keep the hard work going.

By the time I graduated from Primary school, I had scored 373 points out of 500 in the Kenya National Certificate of Primary Education. This gave me a chance to join Asumbi Girls’ High School, which is a National School in Kenya. The spirit of hard work that was rooted in me did not die, and I continued to later finish high school with grade A of 81 points where I was the first girl in the whole of Homabay County!

Both my primary and high school success paved my path to later, join a prestigious university in Turkey (Middle East Technical University) where I was admitted on a full scholarship in 2014. I graduated in 2018 as an Electrical and Electronics Engineer with Honours. I decided to pursue a Master’s in Sustainable Energy systems, and I am currently researching renewable energy systems and energy harvesting for health monitoring systems.

I am very happy with the chance I was given in BMCC, which helped me build a strong foundation for success. I wish one day when I am stable, I can give back to this incredible fraternity.

My heart goes out to everyone who has invested in this great cause, and may they be blessed tenfold!


Molly Sharone Orinda