Educate! Scholar Olga Ayugi is no stranger to hardship. From a young age, Olga’s family has struggled financially, particularly after the death of her father. However, these obstacles have made Olga persevere and work harder at her goals. Being resourceful and using her skills, Olga has earned a modest and inconsistent income by selling bread at the local market, and by helping people with odd jobs such as weeding neighbors’ gardens.
Since becoming an Educate! Scholar, Olga now knows that she can take the skills she already has, plus use her knowledge from the Educate! Experience, to continue to make changes in her community and for her family. Her main goal is to stay focused on her education and help members of her community while working towards a degree in social work.