Her parents do not have reliable jobs meaning that things are always a struggle for the family. Happiness has 2 brothers and 2 sisters all of whom are at Canberra Sunshine Academy.
Meliza is 9 years old and is hard working and very bright.
Her mother left the family and her father struggles to find enough work to support the 3 children. This means that Meliza and her siblings are largely being brought up by their grandmother who is very old.
Shailor is 8 years old in Class 3.
Her father died of HIVAIDS 3 years ago. Shailor is the only girl in the family with 4 brothers. Her mother prioritises the boys so there is a very real risk that Shailor will be withdrawn from schools and receive no further education.
Saida was born in 2010 and unfortunately is now a total orphan with both her parents having passed away. She does well in class and loves to sing. Saida's guardian is Sunday Kemunto.
Abigael was born in 2007 and is in Grade 6 at school. Her parents are unable to care for her and she is cared for by a guardian. Abigael does well in class, but things are very difficult for her given her family circumstances.