Zimbabwean star-student comes out top with UK GCSE passes

Moesha Gumpo

LONDON – Moesha Gumpo’s journey to academic success has been a long one – starting when she left Zimbabwe to come to the UK as a refugee. She was brought up, along with her two sisters, in a small flat in Northolt, north-west London, by her mother Sharon.

Then, in 2009, the family appeared on the Channel 4 documentary How the Other Half Lives. In each episode, a wealthy family assisted one that was living below the poverty line.

The Gumpos were sponsored by the Brotherstons, a wealthy couple who had children at Brighton college. The relationship between the families grew and the Brotherstons introduced Moesha to the school.

Recognising that she was academically gifted, the school awarded Moesha a 110% scholarship when she was 13. And its faith was repaid on Thursday when she achieved two A*s and 7 As in her GCSEs.

She told South Coast News: “I’m so happy. My hopes were very, very low so I am ecstatic. Thank you so much.” -Guardian

 

 

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