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Every Chevener has a story!

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I hope you are keeping well, and hopefully, looking forward to the end of 2020. Worry not, we are only four months away. Do not write off your dreams yet, miracles still happen. And yes, you never know, you big turning might just happen in the last four months. We must not give up yet. Each passing day is yet another chance for us to rewrite our stories.

Chevening Scholarships for the year 2021/22 open on the 3rd of September, 2020. I have received a lot of messages from interested applicants. Well, as I mentioned in my blog post three weeks ago, I will be available to look at your essays sometimes end of September or in early October. In the meantime, keep writing, re-reading and correcting your draft essays. Make sure you have a story that speaks for you. The trick is to make sure that your story makes sense and connects in all your essays. Own it, and build it in your own words.

2019 Kenya’s Chevening Scholars

Today, I am happy to bring you yet another Chevener for the year 2020/21. For those planning to apply for the Chevening Scholarship, I believe that these stories will inspire you and encourage you, that, you too can make it. It takes courage to apply, to walk the journey with a lot of patience and then embrace yourself for a tough journey ahead. Stella Nderitu narrates her journey to becoming a Chevening Scholar.

Stella Nderitu is a feminist, youth rights champion and governance enthusiast passionate about meaningful civic engagement. She is the founder of Dadapower Initiative ( ) that works towards equitable access to academic and sexual reproductive health education by all teenage girls and young women in rural public schools in Kenya. Stella holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Communication from the University of Nairobi. She currently works as the Youth Organizing and Activism Inspirator at Action Aid’s Global Platform – Kenya and sits in the Advisory Boards of Youth Agenda and Village to Global Foundation. She will be pursuing MScEcon in Politics and Public Policy at Cardiff University.

Here is the link to her story. Looking forward to your feedback.

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Patience Nyange

I believe in a just society and I am a strong believer in Ralph Waldo Emerson words: “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate and to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”

3 thoughts on “Every Chevener has a story!

  • Michelle

    I have read almost if not all your chevening posts. I am more convinced than ever that life is what you make of it. You remained poise all along even when most of us were quick to point fingers. You came, you saw, you conquered! Thankyou for sharing your journey with us. I love you Pesh!

    • Patience Nyange

      Dear Michelle,
      I love you too. Thank you for walking the journey with us. You have read and guess left your comments on almost all my blog posts. That means something. Thank you for keeping me company. And now, waiting to see you attend my graduation. I can’t wait.



  • Jemimah Nyangasi

    Hello Patience,

    You are one amazing lady! I love what you are doing.
    Keep sharing these amazing stories. I am glad I came across your blog.
    I look forward to getting more inspired.I will be your all time guest.


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