Upon joining the programme, Royce was struggling academically and sadly, dubbed herself as ‘dull and unimportant’. She and her family did not believe that she would pass the final exams needed to reach secondary school. Over the course of two years, Royce attended over 50 hours of Time + Tide Foundation’s Girls Club sessions as well as all the field trips. By the end of 2019, Royce had written her final exams and was sent to get married in a village approximately 5 hours away; her family assumed she would not pass and would find a better life with a husband. However, the following January she discovered she had passed and beyond that, been accepted into one of the top secondary schools in Zambia’s Eastern Province. The Foundation team spoke with her family asking them to reconsider allowing her to attend Secondary Schooling. With the added incentive of a place in the Time + Tide Foundation’s scholarship programme, the family agreed, which has opened up a new, bright future for Royce. When they met with her family to discuss the details, Royce fought back happy tears and her grandmother danced in celebration.