13-year-old Kimberly Betty scored 411 in her KCPE exam!

For 13-year-old Kimberly Betty, her brilliant mark of 411 in the 2020 KCPE exams is a wonderful base for her dreams of going on to a career in medicine.

Kimberly comes from Kuriot village, Kipkaren River in Uasin Gishu county and was a Bridge Kenya pupil for 10 years. She says that Bridge teachers are good and make it easy for pupils to understand all the details. Her elder sister is a student at Mukumu Girls High School.

Kimberly used to trek on foot for nearly an hour to school every day, but when Covid-19 hit and schools closed she turned to the free Bridge@home programme to keep learning while at home.

She said:

“Bridge Kenya has made me a better person. I gained confidence and was able to speak in public. I will be forever grateful for what my teachers did to help me to perform so well in the KCPE. I prepared for KCPE by doing a lot of revisions and praying to God. My dad, family members and friends always encouraged me.”

Kimberly lives with her dad, who brings her up alone after she lost her mother. At school she was head girl and loved science best of all her subjects. She hopes that her superb KCPE result will bring her a place at Kenya High School.