40-year-old housemaid goes back to school years after caring for others, wins full scholarship to university
A 40-year-old housemaid named Gladys Gaki has returned to school after years of caregiving to earn a diploma and was awarded a full scholarship to further her studies at the university.
Gladys had it tough growing up as she was abandoned by her mother at a river bank. She was abused sexually and lost her businesses and home, which made her sink into depression.
She was rescued by a clergyman and his wife, who ensured that she went back to school at the age of 40. Despite all her challenges of not having a home, food, and all the other basics, Gladys persevered in her quest for education.
Gladys earned a Diploma in Criminology from Tharaka University, Kenya, and successfully graduated with a certificate in Criminology and Security Studies from the same institution. ”Against all odds, see the doing of God. I am currently doing a Diploma and in the second semester,” Gladys said.