These students are waiting for sponsorship
Riamajeshi Bright Start Academy students
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
Mercy was born in 2004 and is in year 5 at school.
Mercy’s mother died unmarried and the father has abandoned the girls. Mercy has an elder sister Sarah and they are under the care of their grandmother who is unable to adequately support them.
Abigael was born in 2011 and is in Pre-Unit class at school.
Abigael’s parents do not have permanent employment and are struggling to care for and support Abigael and her two siblings Obadiah and Janipher. All 3 children are attending Kerobe Joybright Academy.
Deborah was born in 2012 and attends Baby class at Kerobe.
Her parents can only find casual work and really struggle to make ends meet, leaving Deborah, her brother Omoti and her sister Valerian vulnerable to being withdrawn from school.
Purity was born in 2012 and attends the Pre-Unit class at Kerobe.
Her mother Sarah is a single parent and works as house help for others when she has the opportunity. This means that the family struggles all the time. Purity has one sister Yvonne and two brothers Sagwe and Stephen.
Sheilah was born in 2009 and attends Class 2 at Kerobe.
Sheilah’s mother, Zipporah, is a single parent who manages to get sporadic casual work, which means that the family is always struggling financially. There are three children, Sheilah’s brother Carson and sister Moraa.
St Joseph's Academy students
Sydney is a partial orphan born in 2006 attending Class 3 where she has come first in class in recent exams.
Her mother, Mary, has TB and works on her late husband's small block of land as a subsistence farmer. She also works casually as a laborer when work is available and earns about US$2 a day. There are 5 children.
Natasha was born in 2010 and is a partial orphan. Her father passed away and her mother, Easter, is struggling to take care of the family. She works on their small plot of land growing food and takes casual jobs when available.
Natasha's sister is 14 and is now married and her brothers live on the streets.
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.
Emanuel was born in 2006 and is in Class 3 at school. His father died of HIV AIDS and his mother Ester struggles to provide for the 4 children. Ester works on the small plot of family land and takes casual employment when available.
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.
Charcha Esamba (Garthill) Academy students
Cinthia was born on 12 January 2008 and is in Class 1 at school. She has two younger brothers. Her father and mother are very ill and cannot work, leaving Cinthia vulnerable to being forced to stop schooling to help support the family
Purity was born on 13 April 2006 and is in Class 6. She has a brother and a sister and lives with her single mother. Her grandfather who provided for the family died in June 2015, leaving them vulnerable
Saner was born on 8 May 2011 and is in Pre-Unit Class. She has a younger brother and an older sister with special needs. Caring for the older sister uses up most of the family’s meagre income, so they really struggle
Sheila was born on 12 December 2008. Her parents have substance abuse problems and abandoned Sheila and her brother two years ago to the care of their elderly grandmother. Sheila’s brother is 13 and has ended up in juvenile detention, and Sheila is under the additional care of the school.
St Thomas Academy students
Rhoda is 12 years old, born in April 2003, the oldest of 3 children. Rhoda is a very intelligent student always coming first or second in class with exceptional grades. Her mother is a single parent who struggles to provide for the family and Rhoda is in danger of having to leave school to take a job to help support the family.
Gillian is 11 years old and in class 4 at school. She comes from a very poor family and is supported by the school, however she is coming of an age where there will be family pressure for her to leave school and find employment to help support the family.
Hellen is 13 years old born 1 April 2002. Hellen and her siblings live with their single mother who is unemployed. Hellen is a good student who normally comes first or second in her class, and due to the family circumstances in allowed at school without paying fees. Hellen is at risk of having to leave school to look for work to help support the family.
Mary was born in 2001 and is in year 8, her final year of primary school.
Mary comes from a single mom family and her mother is unemployed.She is the youngest in her family.
Mary is very intelligent and does well at school, she is the school student spokes-girl and is the deputy head girl. Unsponsored she runs a very real risk of dropping out of school after primary.
Francisca was born in 2003 and is in year 6 at school.
Francisca’s parents are unemployed and farm their tiny plot of land. She scores very well on class tests and has a bright future if given the opportunity to continue at school.
Abiud was born in 2002 and in his finbal year of primary school, year 8.
Abiud is the school captain and a very bright pupil. We fear that without sponsorship, he might drop out at the end of the year, just as his elder sisters who all left school due to lack of fees.
Charcha Kiomanga Academy students
Riamabana Academy students
Obwororo Academy students
Emily was born in 2007 and is in Class 3 at Obwororo.
Her parents, Helder and Erick, were affected by the 2007 post-election violence and are unable to hold down permanent jobs. Emily has 3 sisters and 1 brother who are also at Obwororo.
Canberra Sunshine Academy students
Charity is 11 years old and wants to be a nurse.
Her father left the family 3 years ago and does not support or contact them at all. Charity’s mother does not have a job and the grandparents provide them with a little financial support to get them by.
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
Obadiah is 7 years old and attends Surgeon Primary. There are 6 children and the parents struggle to provide basic necessities like food. They work on a daily contract basis to earn enough to put food on the table for supper.