These students are waiting for sponsorship
Riamajeshi Bright Start Academy students
Vinick was born in 2011 and has a sister Rister and two brothers Abel and Raphael. Her father Nyangena works as a motorcycle taxi driver which means a meagre income to support the family. Her mother Lilian does what she can to help the family get by.
Emma was born in 2010 and has three sisters, Naom, Yucabeth and Ruth and a brother Elijah. Her parents Caroline and Symphony are casual labourers working at any job that they can, often in the tea plantations weeding and ploughing. The family income is meagre and irregular.
Rachael was born in 2009 and has 3 younger brothers Enoch, Alex and Ben. Her parents Violet and Abel work when they can as casual labourers on other people's small farms. The meagre wages they are paid and sporadic nature of the work means they are unable to provide for basic necessities and education for their children.
St Gavin's Academy Students
Marion was born in 2009 and her parents Joyce and Simon work as labourers on a small plot of land. The family is very poor and are unable to provide the daily necessities for the children, let alone give them an education. Marion is allowed at school by director Erickanah despite not paying fees.
W iden was born in 2011 and his parents Damaris and Dennis work as farm labourers when they can find a job. They desperately want Widen to get an education, an opportunity which was denied to them. However they struggle financially to keep him in school.
Precious Talent Academy students
Ruth was born 24 January 2011 and her parents Jackline and Peter work when they can as farm labourers on small farm plots. The family income is unable to provide all daily necessities, let alone cover school fees. Madam Ann at Precious Talent Academy allows Ruth to attend school despite not receiving school fees from the family.
Alimo Academy students
Lydia was born in 2008 and has a sister Maureen and a brother Nashon. Her parents have separated and her father Justus has left and does not provide any support for the family. Her mother Mary works as a tea picker on a minimal wage.
Yvonne was born in 2012 and she has a brother Brian in Class 3, a sister Delphine in Class 2 and a younger sister Asneth who is under 3 years of age. He parents Rose and Joseph are casual labourers working on tea plantations picking tea, weeding, ploughing etc. The wages are very low and they cannot provide the basic needs of the family.
Cynthia was born in 2008 and she has 2 sisters Sharon in Class 7 and Rebecca in Class 4, plus a brother Alex in Form 4 of secondary school. Her parents Veronica and George find casual jobs whenever they can but work is short and the family income is sporadic so food and other basics are often missed.
St George's Nyamira Academy students
Shirleen was born in 2010 and her father abondoned the family when she was still a toddler and has not been heard from since, Her mother Lydia sells tomatoes in the street market, but frequently they go without basic food when sales are not good. The school curently supplies Shirleen with her iniform.
Daisy was born in 2011 and she has two brothers Derrick and Delmas. Her father died when she was 3 years old and her mother, Sophia, finds whatever casual work she can to try and put food on the table. The school currently provides Daisy with a uniform.
Ivy was born in 2010 and lives with her mother Evelyn. Her father left before Ivy was born and has not been heard from since. Evelyn works as casual labour on farms picking tea, ploughing, weeding and any other work she can find to provide for the two of them. The school currenty provides Ivy's uniform.
Millicent was born in 2012 and lives with her mother Zipporah. Millicent was born when Zipporah was still at school. Millicent is a clever and imaginative young girl with ample potential if she is allowed/enabled to flourish. Her mother works as a tea picker and earns a meagre wage to support the two of them.
Dennis was born in 2008. He has two sisters, Vinick and Divinah, two step-brothers Fred and Dennis and one brother Justin. His parents Hellen and Jared are peasant farmers with a small plot of land, which is too small to yield sufficient produce to support the family adeqautely.
Gesore Preparatory School Students
Esther was born in 2010 and has two sisters Teresa and Mercy and a brother Bernard. Her parents Jackline and James are casual workers doing whatever jobs they can fine. this means that work is lowly paid and irregular, leaving the family frequently going wiyhout life's basics.
Kimberly was born in early 2015 and has an older sister Cara. Her parents Esther and Geoffrey pick tea on a tea plantation on a casual basis. In poor seasons when yields are low the family has no income and they struggle to even put food on the table.
Clemensia was born in 2011 and has two brothers Joseph and Oraro. her parents Eucabeth and Thomas are casual workers doing whatever jobs they can find. this means low and irregular wages so they struggle to make ends meet.
Dennis was born in 2008 and has two sisters Lucy and Mercy and a brother Simon. His father died 3 years ago and was the breadwinner. This has meant that his mother Eunice is struggling to support the family with basic necessities and she sells corn in the street market.
Brian was born in 2013 and has two sisters Faith and Yvonne. His parents Damaris and Sylvester are casual workers, usually working as farm labourers on small nearby farms. It is a challenge to provide food and other basics for the family.
School of Hope students
Angela is 8 years old in Class 5 at School of Hope. Her parents Yuster and Benard do not have permanent employment and try to make ends meet doing casual work when it is available, but life is hard. Angela may not be able to continue with her education.
Loyce is 6 years old and in Class 4 at School of Hope. She has 3 siblings and they live with her single mother, Lilian. Lilian does whatever casual work is available on nearby farms to eke out a living and try to keep the children fed and in school.
Kerobe Joybright Academy Students
Sylviah was born in 2014 and has a younger brother Daniel. Her mother was just a teenager when she was sexually abused, resulting in the birth of Sylviah. her mother works as a housemaid to try and provide for her family. Sylviah and Daniel live with her grandmother Nyamoita.
Miriam was born in 2006 and has three sisters Lydia, Leah and Noam plus a brother Caleb. her parents Ruth and Joshua are peasant farmers on a small plot of land, they work hard but the income and crop yield is insifficient to cover the family's basic needs.
Vera was born in 2008 and has two sisters Venice and Agnes and two brothers Isaac and Amos. Her parents Beatrice and Richard work as casual labour on a tea plantation. The wages are very low and irregular, so they struggle to make ends meet.
Gladys was born in 2008 and has four sisters Faith, Askah, Esther and Grace, plus a brother Benedict. Her parents Jessica and Shadrack are peasant farmers on a small plot of land. The farm yield gives them food but there is nothing left for other basics.
Daphine was born in 2013 and has two sisters Iris and Miriam. Her parents Margaret and Caleb are casual workers on farms or any other jobs they can find. Their wages are very low and irregular making it a tremendous struggle to just provide basics like food for the family.
Joshua was born in 2009 and has a sister Josephine and two brothers Zephaniah and Junior. His parents Linet and George are casual workers on tea plantations doing activities like weeding and ploughing. The wages are very low and irregular, so life is a constant struggle.
St Joseph's Academy students
Shireen was born in 2009. her parents Sagina and Wycliffe are casual construction site workers where they earn low and irregular wages. Wycliffe is ill and is not always able to work, leaving Sagina to try to take care of the family - it is a constant struggle.
Happiness was born in 2011 and has three siblings. Her single mother, Dolvine works as a subsistence farmer and does casual construction site work when she can get it. Happiness is hard working, but is starting to struggle beacuse life at home is hard.
Philis was born in 2011 and has three siblings. Her father Joseph is unwell and has been unable to work for the last year. this leaves her mother Christine to take care of the family. The family is struggling to keep theor heads above water.
Miruka was born in 2009 and is in Class 1 at school. He is a partial orphan since his father passed. His mother Mary has been sick for the past 3 years and is partially paralised. This means the grand mother takes care of Mary and her 2 children.
Petience is 4 years old, born in 2011, and is in Nursery class. Her mother is a teacher at St Joseph's Academy and her father is a laborer earning about US$2 per day.
Her two older siblings are at high school which places tremendous financial pressure on the family.
Charcha Esamba (Garthill) Academy students
Daisy was born in 2007 and has 3 siblings - her younger sisters Gladys and Michelle and a younger brother Gideon. Her parents, Jennifer and Justus, work as casual labourers on other people's farms when they can find work. If there is no work they go hungry.
Sharon was born in 2011 and has an older sister (Syndah) and two brothers (Joash and Ian). Her father died two years ago and had been the family breadwinner, consequently Sharon's mother Immaculate now sells bananas in the street market to bring in a meagre income.
Syndah was born in 2007 and she is sister to Sharon Nyangweso. Her father died two years ago and had been the family breadwinner, consequently Sharon's mother Immaculate now sells bananas in the street market to bring in a meagre income.
Brian was born in 2009. His father abandoned his mother Olpha before he was born. He and his mother, plus his cousin Brian Rachumbi live with his grandfather Michael. Olpha does laundry for people to make ends meet. Unfortunately last year Michael had to have his leg amputated as a result of diabetes and is now in a wheelchair.
Brian was born in 2009. He lives with his cousin Brian Gisoi and his mother, and all live with grandfather Michael. Unfortunately last year Michael had to have his leg amputated as a result of diabetes and is now in a wheelchair. This had made life very hard for the family.
St Thomas Academy students
Venic was born in 2007 and tragically her father was murdered and her mother fled in fear, leaving Venic with her grandmother. The grandmother is old and struggles to cope financially and physically. Venic is intelligent and usually comes in the top 2 in her year.
Caroline is tyhe first born of 4 siblings. Her father Christopher was made redundant 5 years ago and has been unable to secure another job and her mother Lilian works in the house. As the first born Caroline is in a vulnerable position as she may need to cease schooling to help secure some family income.
Musa was born in 2008 and he lives with his parents Mary and David. The family is very poor and struggle to keep Musa at school, therefore he may well be called upon to leave school to search for a job if sponsorship is not secured.
Ivy was born in 2008 and tragically her mother Irene was murdered, and Ivy lives with her father Nicodemus. The family is very poor and currently they are unable to pay any school fees, but out of compassion Victor Kiriama allows Ivy to attend school.
Charcha Kiomanga Academy students
Riamabana Academy students
Obwororo Academy students
Nelly was born in 2008 and has one sister Beatrice and two brothers Amos and Joseph. Her father died in 2015 leaving her mother Jackline to provide for the family. Jackline has a casual job picking tea at a local tea plantation. the wages are very low and life is a struggle to provide basics like adequate food.
Zaidah was born in 2011 and has a sister Trutex and two brothers Julius and Annington. Her parents Eldah and Alex are casual labourers finding work wherever they can such as on tea plantations as weeders. The wages are low and irregular so life is a struggle.
Janny was born in 2012 and has two sisters Neema and Rasoa. Her parents Nyanchama and Rodgers work as casual labourers on tea plantations and small forms. Their income is very low and sporadic and often they cannot provide the basic necessities for the family.
Sheila was born in 2010 and has two sisters Vivian and Caroline, plus a brother Victor. her parents Hyline and Dismas are casual workers whenever and wherever they can find work. It is a huge and constant challenge to provide food and other basic necessities for the family.
Nyantomeri was born in 2012 and has a sister Faith and a brother Atuya. Her father was the family breadwinner and he has died, leaving her mother Ednah to take care of the family with help from Nyantomeri's grandmother Gladys. Ednah works as a housemaid to earn a meagre living to feed the family.
Ian was born in 2013 and has a sister and a brother. His father died in 2016 of HIV/AIDS and his mother also has the disease - the children are mercifully free of the virus. His mother Bosibori, earns a meagre wage by selling second hand clothes in the street market, but life is a constant struggle.
Canberra Sunshine Academy students
Happiness is 8 years old and is in Class 3.
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.
Surgeon Primary Academy students
Bravine was born in 2007 and hse has a sister Cynthia and a brother Stephen. Her parents are Josephine and Kepha. Josephine does casual work at a tea plantation and Kepha find=s whatever casual work he can. Frequently the family goes without food and other necisstities because work is scarce.
Debora was born in 2007 and has two sisters Tabitha and Pauline and a brother Onsongo. Her parents Alice and Joseck are subsistence farmers on a small plot of land which in a god season provides them with enough food. But there is little over to cover other basics.
Sylvester was born in 2009 and has three sisters, Daisy, Nyamisa and Diana and a brother Mokaya. His father died in a road accident and his mother Jackline sells bananas in a street market to make ends meet - there is never enough, not even for the basics.
Leviticus was born in 2009 and has a sister Catherine and two brothers Elias and Titus. His parents Sophie and Zebadiah find whatever casual work they can find, often helping on small farms nearby. But work is infrequent and unrleiable so the family goes short.