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The family lives in abject poverty. Parents have no source of income.
Favour is a very bright girl who has been pegged back by consistent issues at home and lack of money to pay her school fees. She needs help to overcome these challenges.
Vaati is the third born in a family of four. His father has been ailing and cannot perform heavy tasks. His mother has been supporting the family through casual jobs. Vaati dreams of becoming a doctor in future because he wants to help the less privileged like his father to access medical services. Covid-19 pandemic was a blessing in a disguise for Vaati. When schools were closed indefinitely, he used to wake up early in the morning to study and revise. He also attended the online classes. He utilized the opportunity well knowing that every cloud has a silver lining and emerged as the best student in his school. He enjoys playing football. Knowing his purpose in school was his secret advantage.
Father died, mother is jobless not able to sustain their basic needs.
Her mother sweeps and cleans streets. Barly has one meal a day
Genesis was the best student in her class this last year, and she enjoys school very much. She is the third of four children, and lives with her brothers, sister and mother, after her parents separated last year. She does not yet know what she would like to do when she finishes school. At the moment, she enjoys music and has begun to learn to play the cello at school.
Faith is the last-born child in a family of three. She did her final primary school exam in 2018 and passed well but she could not proceed to high school due to lack of school fees. She however did not give up in life. She decided to repeat grade eight with hope that her mother would take her to school. Due to extreme poverty her elder siblings never went to high school. Her father is a drunkard and abusive. With the little income from casual jobs, her mother has managed to cater for the family’s basic needs. With all these many challenges, Faith has remained focused. She dreams to be a renowned lawyer in future to litigate on matters concerning the poor and especially the girl child. To her determination knows no barriers.
Enoch lives with his 8 siblings and unemployed parents. He loves math and science and he would like to become an engineer.
Nivea is fifteen years old from Uganda. Both her parents have low income. She comes from a family of nine children whereby she's the first born.She has both grandparents living. She got fistula when she was fourteen years old and stayed with it for one year before getting treatment. She's dry now. She is willing to learn, and she will like to become a nurse when she grows up. She likes playing football.
The family is poor and no source of income hence surviving on one meal per day.
Has both parents , jobless, homeless, surviving on one meal per day.
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.
Faith is a 17 year old girl interested in nursing. She has suffered with a fistula for several years and had many difficult surgeries. She is a resilient young woman ready to start form 1 January of 2020. Faith is one of five children and she lives with her parents, who do casual jobs to try to provide for their family.
Father died. Mother remarried. Children abandoned to grandmother.