Posted by Lynda Mayes on Apr 26, 2018
In 2013 the Rotary Club of Bowmanville received an appeal for funding to help with tuition costs for a deserving foreign student.  Her name was Esther Okode and she was the youngest of a family of ten hoping to attend The Technical University of Kenya to pursue a five year degree in Civil Engineering.  We were told she was a bright diligent student but did not have the money for a university education.  The members of the International Committee of Bowmanville Rotary Club decided to support Esther to obtain her degree.
The road for Esther has not been easy mainly due to the ever changing political climate in Africa but she worked hard and at every opportunity tutored and taught to raise what money she could to put towards her education.
Today, Esther is a few months away from having her degree in Civil Engineering conferred.  It has been an honour to have been part of her journey every year since we first learned of her.
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Esther Okode (in yellow)