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Manuel is the second of five children. He lives with his mother, as his father has abandoned them. Manual couldn't go to school for two years because his mother couldn't afford it, so he is particularly happy to have the support of the Condor Trust and to be making up for lost time. He is a very responsible boy. His passion is playing the guitar. According to his mother he spends every moment he can practicing. His great dream at the moment is to go to Loja at Christmas. This is a town in the south of Ecuador where his grandparents live, and Manuel wants to play them some songs on his guitar.
"Silvia comes from a small community on the Inca Trail leading to Machu Picchu. Her community is in a beautiful natural area, but unfortunately suffers from challenges like alcoholism, domestic violence and poverty. There is also no option to access secondary education in near her home, so in order to attend secondary school she was chosen to participate in the Sacred Valley Project in the town of Ollantaytambo. Sacred Valley Project provides housing and leadership programming to girls like Silvia. Silvia dreams of one day owning her own restaurant and opening a shelter for abandoned children from in and around her community. To accomplish these dreams she applied and was accepted to Mosqoy. She just began her studies in Hotel and Business Administration and continues to build her leadership skills. We are excited to see Silvia develop into a leader for positive change in her community.
“Si te caes, levántate y seguir viendo tu futuro.”
“If you fall down, get up and continue to look towards the future.”
William lives in a household of seven people: his mother and father, two elder sisters, aged 21 and 16, a younger brother, aged 8, his 75-year old grandmother and William himself, who is 13. His father has a job which pays the minimum wage. His mother sometimes earns money by preparing and selling food at a local school, and the eldest sister has recently also found occasional work.
William is a bright and keen student and enjoys going to school. His favorite subject is science and at the moment his ambition is to continue studying and to become a doctor. When he’s not studying, William likes to play the guitar. He attends the guitar classes that the Condor Trust runs every Saturday, thanks to a donation from the charity Keys of Change.
Davis lives with his 8 siblings and unemployed parents. He enjoys math and science and wants to become doctor someday.
Peter is the thirdborn child in a family of four. His mother abandoned the family and Peter is currently living with his elderly grandmother who can’t work. His older siblings have never gone to high school due to lack of school fees. Peter did his primary exam in 2018 and could not join high school due to lack of school fees. He however did not give up but decided to repeat grade eight. Peter is determined against all odds to succeed in life. He believes that education is the only way to a bright future. His dream is to become a journalist in future. His role model is Citizen TV news anchor Lilian Muli.
Candy Imali is the second of a single mother, she has an older sister who is in high school. She comes from a humble family which is curbed with lots of challenges which she endures daily. She lives in Kibera and she is working hard to be an aeronautical engineer when she clears high school. She is always willing and ready to learn.
Syongwa is the first-born child in a family of four. She lives with her grandmother together with her siblings. Syongwa has been working hard in school. She has remained focused in achieving her dreams. Despite the challenges she faced in her primary education she managed to score exemplary marks. Her grandmother has remained to be her encouragement to do the best in school. Due to poverty her mother neglected the children and left them with their grandmother. Syongwa dreams to be a journalist in future in order to advocate for the plight of girls especially orphans in the media. She believes that hard work never goes unrewarded.
Zeyna is the firstborn child in a family of three. Her parents are unemployed and depend on subsistence farming, which has adversely been affected by frequent droughts. Zeyna is a brilliant young girl who is determined to achieve her goals despite the many challenges she has been going through. Her dream to become a journalist has been her driving force. She has been concerned about many cases happening in the rural areas with no one to report to the world. For her education is an eye opener.
Rachael's father is poor and their livelihood is derived from a small farm. She has one brother, and three sisters. The elder sister is in Form three studying through a bursary and the rest of her siblings are all in primary school where they are catered for by her parents.
In primary school, Rachael was often out of school because her family was often unable to riase money for her school fees. Her life has changed from a life filled with uncertainties about the future to one brimming with hope for a good future for her and her family. She intends to study as hard that as she can so that one day help a student as needy as she is to realize their dream.
"I thank Wema very much for giving me the chance to join this school and I will work very hard to achieve my dreams"
Evet does not know her father,she stays with ailing great grandmother
Sheila is an orphan girl who strongly believes that hard work pays. She has never wanted any student to beat her in school and so she worked hard to be the best student in class. Despite the many challenges she faced in her primary education like going to school with taking a meal, she did her KCPE exam in 2017 and was the top girl at her school. Her ailing grandparents could not afford to pay for her school fees to join secondary school. However Sheila remains quite determined to continue secondary school and achieve her dream to be a doctor. She beliefs that eduaction is the key to successful life.
Stella’s father is deceased. She and and her three siblings currently live with their unemployed grandmother who cannot pay for their food and school fees. She loves all her classes and wants to be a judge one day.
Jobless, poor and they need support.
Sheilla’s father passed away and she does not know where her mother is. She and her three siblings live with her unemployed grandmother. She loves reading books and wants to be a journalist one day.