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Anita has so far had a very difficult life. She is an only child, although this wasn't always the case. A younger brother died of cancer four years ago and her father also died a few years previously. At the moment Anita lives with her mother. She is very dedicated to her studies. When she first came to the Condor Trust two years ago, she was very sad and shy, but this is changing little by little. Now she is beginning to dream about the future and what she might be able to do.
Active and confident, Amina is a determined
young woman who is very committed to her
studies. In the classroom, she is a strong
listener and a thoughtful student, crafting
her answers and defending her points well.
Smiley and curious, she asks questions
frequently and is a leader amongst her
peers. Amina lives with her step-mother
and her father, who is a driver for Orkeeswa
John's father died in 2011. at the time of his death, his father had been diagnosed with throat cancer and also kidney failure. HIs mother is a sells vegetables and it is this small business that supports the family of 10. He has 1 brother,younger and 8 sisters, all older. The eldest sister is studying accounts at a nearby college while the second born is married and dropped out of high school. Three of his sisters are in high school where the fees are paid for by well wishers and relatives. his younger brother is still in primary school. He had problems paying small fees required in primary school for lunch and exams.
Before he came to Wema, John had to walk long distances to and from school and rarely had two meals a day. He is glad to be in boarding school, he no longer has to walk to and from school and he is guaranteed of three meals a day.
" i would like to thank Wema for giving me the opportunity of an education without challenges that pull me down"
Ndajiri is a bright and driven young woman who dreams of reaching her goals. She loves to study math and play netball. Ndajiri is determined to be successful in her education so she can one day become the Headmaster of Orkeeswa. She lives with her mother, father, grandmother and five younger siblings. Ndajiri’s grandmother is the biggest advocate for her education and deeply supports her pursuit. Her mother and father are unable to provide for Ndajiri’s school fees.
Faithâ€™s parents are unemployed and cannot support her. Therefore, she lives with her grandmother. She loves to read in her spare time and is one of few women who wants to join the police force. She has three brothers.
I have been staying with my mother after she got divorced with my father. This forces my mother to take care us without any support from my father. My mother being the only bread winner, works as a housekeeper everyday. She fights hard to put food on the table, which sometimes is not easy to manage feeding the five of us. My mother always prays for us everyday so that we receive blessings. I got lucky after applying for the scholarship program for less fortunate children in Kibera. My hope is to become a neuro-surgeon and in the future I will help my mother and other children come out of poverty.
Rebeccaâ€™s parents are unemployed and cannot afford her school fees. She loves to sing and wants to become a lawyer someday.
The family cannot satisfy basic need since they are poor and no source of income
Florenceâ€™s mother is unemployed and homeless. She lives in the townâ€™s market and is unable to provide for her daughterâ€™s education. Florence works hard in school and wants to become a doctor someday.
Anghelo has a lot of determination to succeed at whatever he does. He has begun to play the guitar, and practices for two hours every day. He also sings in the school choir. Apart from music, he is keen on mathematics and would one day like to become an accountant. He is close to his immediate family and likes to spend the weekend playing with his cousin.
Davis lives with his 8 siblings and unemployed parents. He enjoys math and science and wants to become doctor someday.
Vincent is a disciplined and intelligent boy. His dream to become an electrical engineer started early in life when he learnt the skills of radio repair from a neighbor. He developed great interest in repairing radios that had been thrown away. Out of his curiosity, he repaired his first broken radio for his uncle and it worked! Later he repaired yet another broken radio for his grandfather and it worked too! Vincent's good performance in school did not come on a silver platter. He was able to sacrifice his sleep by sleeping late and waking up very early to study. He also consulted his teachers much on subjects he felt he needed help. He believes that hard work pays.
Vincent is the only son to his single mother. He currently lives with his grandparents. His grandfather has suffered stroke and has not been able to help provide for Vincent.
Nzioka is the lastborn child in a family of six. His parents are aged and only depend on subsistence farming to bring up their family. Although Nzioka faced a myriad of challenges in school, including being send home for school levies, he emerged the best student in his school. He aspires to be a doctor in future in order to help the less fortunate students in the society who suffer from various ailments so that they can study comfortably. Nzioka believes that working hard and believing in God makes everything possible.
During primary school, Lawrence stayed with his grandmother who was visually impaired. He used to do small jobs to pay for his school fees. Despite the challenges, he managed so score very well on the primary school exam in 2015. However, he was not able to attend high school in 2016 because he couldn't afford the fees. He is very grateful to receive a scholarship and now he is facing no challenges at school.
"i am working extra hard to make sure i score an A in my KCSE exam and become an engineer in future. Then i will assist the needy and the orphans through Wema."