Grace is RiseUp Malawi’s first ever scholarship recipient. She is 16 years old and comes from a family of poor farmers who live without electricity. She received outstanding marks in primary school and was chosen to attend a prestigious secondary school but her parents had no funds to pay the school fees. Grace was deeply grieved by this and believed that her life had no meaning without education. Her father, out of desperation, approached RiseUp Malawi for support, and in 2016 RiseUp Malawi intervened with scholarship funds for Grace to attend St. Michaels Girls Secondary. She has been thriving at school and returns to her community during school breaks to teach English to the youth in our free YEP program. Grace dreams of becoming a doctor to help those afflicted with infectious diseases such as malaria and HIV/AIDS.