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Obwari Academy students
Lydia was born in 2011. She lives with her sister, three brothers and her mother Teresa. Lydia’s father died in a road accident in 2016 and her mother tries to sustain the family through casual, manual work on other people’s farms.
Ruth was born in 2011. Ruth has a sister Gertrude in class 5 and lives with her parents Mercyline and Dennis. Her parents find casual work whenever and wherever they can, and life is a constant struggle to make ends meet.
Ezra was born in 2011. Ezra’s father walked out when he was a toddler and has not been seen since. Ezra lives with his mother Billiah who works as a casual farm labourer when she can find work.
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.
Doreen was born in 2011 and has two brothers Peter and Brian. Her mother Kemunto, works on a tea plantation for a meagre wage. they live with Doreen's grandmother Sabina in a tiny home.
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.
Benard was born in 2009 and has two sisters Mary and Bisiani and a brother Fred. His mother Jackline sells vegetables in the street market and his father Thomas is a casual labourer, when he can find work. They struggle.
St Gavin's Academy Students
Malkia was born in 2008 and has 3 siblings and lives with her mother. Her father abandoned the family in 2016 and has not been seen since and provides no support. Malkia’s mother tries to get by cultivating their tiny plot of land but the family has no funds.
Miriam was born in 2007 and is the 6th born of 7 children, with her eldest siblings having finished school. Her parents are subsistence farmers and are unable to support the family with the meagre earnings they achieve.
Deborah was born in 2007 and is the youngest of 7 children, with her eldest siblings in secondary school. Her parents are subsistence farmers unable to pay for schooling and St Gavin’s Academy allows them to attend school without contributing.
Elvin was born in 2007 and is the 5th born in a family of 6 children. Her father has abandoned his responsibilities and left the family, with Elvin’s mother struggling to provide for herself and the children as a subsistence farmer.
Stecy as born in 2008 and is the 4th born of 5 children, with the eldest 2 children in secondary school. Her mother is a single parent who struggles to get by as a very small scale farmer, on a tiny plot of land that cannot support the family let alone provide extra produce for sale.
Precious Talent Academy students
Alimo Academy students
Joan was born in 2013 and has two brothers Tom and Simon. Her parents Consolata and Joseph are casual workers on other people's small farms. The family income is insufficient to adeqautely feed and clothe the family.
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.
Kalvin was born in 2011 and has two brothers Jackson and Kirion and a sister Piuda. His mother Janet works as a casual labourer on small farms. His father left when he was born and has not been seen since.
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
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.
Martha’s is 4 years old and really enjoys school. Unfortunately her father, Josiah, lost his job in a company restructure and was attacked by robbers shortly afterwards. The robbers maimed him during the attack and he is incapacitated and unable to work.This has the left the family in a precarious position and Martha’s schooling at risk.
Sharon is 4 years old and performs well in school. Her father, Jason, was the bread winner for the family but was in a motor accident and is unable to work. This has left Sharon’s mother, Naom, struggling to cover the basics for her family, meaning that frequently they have no food and go hungry.
Mwamba Mixed Academy students
Violet was born in 2009 and has a brother 3 years younger. Her father passed away and that has left her mother Agnes struggling to sustain the family. Agnes works as a casual labourer on local small farms when possible, but this does not bring in enough income to provide the basic needs of the family.
Melvin was born in 2012 and she is the youngets of three children, living with their mother Marsellah. Unfortunately her father passed away leaving the family without an income. melvin loves to dance and sing and enjoys looking at reading books.
Joy is 5 years old and has a brother Vincent in year 2 at school. Joy’s father died in a road accident and now her mother struggles to provide for the family, which also includes their ageing and unwell grandmother.
Vincent is Joy Kemuma’s brother, he is in year 2 at school. Their father died in a road accident and now their mother struggles to provide for the family, which also includes their ageing and unwell grandmother.
Bruce was born in 2012 and lives with his younger sister and his mother, Annah. Bruce's father Gesore passed away and his mother finds casual work on farms as a labourer when she can. Bruce likes doing athletics at school.
Samuel is nine years old and is a good performer both academically and in sports at Mwamba Academy. His father Bernard has passed away leaving his mother Everline to cope with the family of four children. Everline struggles to find casual work as a farm labourer, but is determined to give her children a start in life through education.
School of Hope students
Magdaline is a partial orphan and lives with her mother, she is 7 years old in class one at the School of Hope.
Phyllis is 8 years old and a partial orphan
Polycarp has a twin sister Purity and an older sister, Faith. His parents do not have jobs and their small plot of land does not produce enough to feed the family
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.
Consilatah was born in 2009 and she has six siblings. Her mother Lydia works as a subsistence farmer on her late husband's small plot of land and she does casual work when she can. Life is tough.
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.
Mourine was born in 2009 and is in Pre-Primary 2 in St Joseph’s Academy. Both her parents are deceased and she lives with her grandmother - her grandfather is also deceased.
Her grandmother works on construction sites doing manual labour to earn a few dollars a day to support herself, Mourine and her siblings.
Garthill Education Centre 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.
Faith was born in 2007 and has two brothers, Simon and John both older than her. Her mother Mary sells tomatoes in the street market to make ends meet. Life has been tough for the family since Faith's father died last January.
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.
Braviour was born in November 2009 and she is an intelligent, good student who generally comes first or second in class. Her parents, Doris and Thomas, are unemployed and they struggle financially to keep her in school.
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
Sharon was born in 2005 and is in year 4 at school.
Her parents are very sick and are both living with HIVAIDS. Sharon has 3 sisters and 2 brothers and the parents are unable to care or support them.
Shadrack was born in 2010 and is in year 1 at school.
Shadrack’s father spends much of his time caring for 2 of his brothers who are blind and the grandfather attempts to provide food for the family, his wife is lame.
Naomi is in year 6 and has 6 siblings.
Naomi’s father died last year and her mother is really struggling to care and support the family. Without sponsorship Naomi will probably be taken out of school and sent to work.
Riamabana Academy students
Eunice was born in 2010 and attends Class 1 at Riamabana.
Her father died 3 years ago and her mother Pamela struggles to financially support the family. Eunice has 2 sisters Gloria and Alice and 2 brothers Dan and Abel.
Obwororo Academy students
Judy was born in 2008 and she and her two brothers Jeremiah and Bjorn are recently orphaned. Her mother died following a miscarriage and her father died some years ago. They live with their grandmother Monica.
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.
Canberra Sunshine Academy students
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.
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.
Surgeon Primary Academy students
Ruth was born in 2010 and has a younger brother Amos. Her mother Rael is ill and stays at home, while her father Clavous looks for work where he can. The family is struggling to make ends meet.
Kesia was born in 2007 and has a brother Sammy. Her parents Hellen and Brandon find it hard to support the family, particularly when work is short for Brandon who is a casual construction worker.
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.