Kenya Dream

Woohoo! Kenya has funded education for 62 students in 1 country.

  • Mildred

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    Mildred

    Kenya

    This is the 9th born among 12 siblings. Mildred's parents have only a small piece of land from which they earn all of their income so her family is extremely poor. Her elder brothers and sisters never completed school. Mildred's family is only able to afford one meal per day. Mildred is a lovely and smart girl who hopes to one day help her family come out of poverty.

    School Year 2016

  • Peter

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    Peter

    Kenya

    Peter's mother passed away in 2006, and Peter was brought to the Flying Kites Leadership Academy along with his siblings Monicah and Elias. Peter has a gift for finding solutions and mediating. His nickname at Flying Kites is Kofi Annan, after the Ghanian diplomat known for his great conflict resolution skills. Though he has a mature outlook for his age, Peter is well known for his playful side. He is quick-witted, loves to surprise people, and is rarely seen without a soccer ball in the yard. Peter has a strong work ethic in his studies and serves as a great role model to the younger children at Flying Kites.

    School Year 2015

  • Eunice

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    Eunice

    Kenya

    Eunice is a student from a humble family brought up by a single mother. Her father died in 2005 and since then they have been suffering. Her mother is a farmer who struggles to make ends meet. Eunice is so determined to become a doctor one day and is working hard to fulfill her dream.

    School Year 2015

  • David Njoroge

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    David Njoroge

    Kenya

    David is a partial orphan whose father succumbed to HIV/AIDS. He was left under the care of his HIV/AIDS-positive, poor, and unemployed mother. His mother was not able to meet the needs of him and his three siblings. He was at-risk of dropping out of school to engage in child-labor. David is happy to be admitted to Ah-Gah-pay Mercy Children's Centre - Kenya where his needs are met. He is doing well in his academic work. His ambition is to become an airplane engineer. His favorite subject is science, while his favorite game is football. His favorite food is chapati. Please sponsor him to help him realize his dream.

    School Year 2015

  • Kennedy

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    Kennedy

    Kenya

    Kennedy is currently living with his mother at Siranga village, Ukwala division. His father died September last year (2012), the mother is a domestic farmer, now struggling to make ends meet and pay school fees for her five children. Kennedy is the first born of the five sibling. He went to Siranga Primary school where she attained 370 marks out of 500marks in 2012. Due to his parents' inability to raise his school fees, he could not join a national school, so he had to go to a district school. Kennedy is an active member of catholic church youth group and organising secretary of Humwend secondary mathematics club. He is thus appealing to you to support him through his schooling and attain his life goals.

    School Year 2015

  • Pamela

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    Pamela

    Kenya

    Pamela is currently living with her grandmother at Nyabeda village in Ukwala- Ugenya district. She is first born in a family of five siblings. He went to Sindo school where he finished in 2012 attaining 224 marks out of 500marks. She wishes to develop into a prominent business woman. She is an active member of Humwend catholic church where he participates in youth services. She is thus appealing for your continued support, so that she can graduate and attain her life goals.

    School Year 2015

  • Ann

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    Ann

    Kenya

    Ann is a genuine leader and a lover of life in every sense. She is a gifted learner in school and is always among the top of her class. Ann is thoughtful in nature and cares deeply for the people in her life. Ann has a strong drive to succeed, and puts her heart into everything that she does. As one of the oldest girls at the Flying Kites home, she gives guidance to the other children and often leads family meetings. Ann is the one to whom the younger children go if they don't understand a math problem or need a word defined. Ann has a love for movement and enjoys learning yoga and dance. She has a beautiful spirit and a passion for singing. Ann was just a young girl when her mother passed away in 2009 leaving her orphaned and without care. She was brought to Flying Kites and is now enrolled in grade seven at a competitive primary school.

    School Year 2013

  • Hannah

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    Hannah

    Kenya

    Hannah is remarkably grounded by nature. Her calm and kind demeanor makes her a wonderful and understanding role model, and the smaller girls at Flying Kites look up to her with unwavering awe. Hannah enjoys singing and spending time with the housemothers while they prepare meals for the family. She is a sister and mentor to each of the children in the house and a source of light for everyone. Since coming to Flying Kites, Hannah has blossomed in school both academically and socially and she is now in grade eight at the Good Shepherd Academy. She is quickly growing to be an extraordinary and compassionate young woman.

    School Year 2013

  • John David

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    John David

    Kenya

    David would like to be an engineer after schooling. He is living with his father who is elderly and a peasant farmer. His father is unable to to take him to secondary schools because of his little earnings from farming.

    School Year 2013

  • Alsam Ochieng

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    Alsam Ochieng

    Kenya

    Alsam lives with his parents. His father is a fisherman and his mother is a peasant farmer. Their earnings cannot cater for Alsam's education as well as for his other brothers and sisters.

    School Year 2013

  • Phelistus Graca

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    Phelistus Graca

    Kenya

    Phelistus lives with her mother who is unable to pay for her education. Her mother has a small shop and sells vegetables. Phelistus would like to be an accountant.

    School Year 2013

  • Fabrice Rebecca

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    Fabrice Rebecca

    Kenya

    Fabrice is partially an orphan. She lives with her mother who is a peasant farmer and who is not in the position to take her to secondary school due to her poor earning. Fabrice would like to be a jounalist.

    School Year 2013

  • Caroline Waithira

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    Caroline Waithira

    Kenya

    Caroline is a partial orphan. Her mother is HIV/AIDS positive and her father, who had divorced with her mother, died when Caroline was very young. Growing up Caroline lived with her mother in a rented one room house. Due to being HIV positive, Caroline's mother is unemployed. Due to financial constraints, she has been living at AMCC for three years, and hopes to attend Nairobi University after completing Secondary School. She is looking for a sponsor to help with school fees. Currently, she is often sent home from school due to a lack of finances for tuition. Without the help of a sponsor, it will be very difficult for her to continue her education and reach her dream of becoming an accountant.

    School Year 2013

  • Joseph Kamiri

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    Joseph Kamiri

    Kenya

    Joseph is an orphan who has suffered many things. After the death of his father, who was always quarreling with the mother, he went back to his mother's father. Later, the mother remarried in the Western Province of Kenya and took back custody of Joseph. The second father disliked the boy and refused to provide for the basic needs. Now he is happy to be at the Ah-gah-pay Mercy Children Centre Kenya where his needs are met. He is a very bright boy in his academic work. His ambition is to be a bus driver. During the 2008 violence, Joseph and his family were kicked out of their house and went back to his grandfather. The mother is unemployed and the grandfather has no source of income to care for the family and educate the boy. He was at-risk of dropping out of school and going to the streets to seek ways of survival. His favorite subject is English. His favorite game is athletics while his favorite food is chapati and cabbage. Please sponsor him to help him achieve his dreams.

    School Year 2013

  • Kevin

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    Kevin

    Kenya

    Kevin is a partial orphan and the third born in a family of four. Their first born had to drop out of school due to lack of school fees. An excellent performer in school with an outgoing nature, he aspires to be a cardiologist. However, this dream might slip from Kevin's fingers if he does not get support to stay in school.

    School Year 2012

  • Michael

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    Michael

    Kenya

    Michael is the first born in a family of three. His sterling performance in Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) earned him a spot at a top boy's provincial school in Nairobi county. High school education being very expensive in Kenya, his father, the sole bread winner of the house finds it very hard to make ends meet since the second born child is also in a top girls provincial school, at times, he says that he might end up only supporting one of the two trough high school. Supporting Michael will definitely keep his sister too in school.

    School Year 2013

  • Evangelist

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    Evangelist

    Kenya

    Evangelist Ah-Gah-Pay is 17-years-old and the first born daughter of Rev. John Muhika who is the founder and CEO of AMCC. Her vision is to become a Veterinary Doctor after graduating from a recognized university. Evangelist was at risk of dropping out of school because her father has been a volunteer at AMCC after founding it. Ah-Gah-Pay did her Kenya Certificate of Education (K.C.P.E) in 2009. She was admitted to a Provincial Status Secondary School called Kiburia Girls, which is a very competitive Secondary school. She is bright and is very driven. Her favorite food is rice with beef stew. At Kiburia Girls she is the Bible Study Coordinator. At AMCC she is the vice chairman of AMCC fellowship.

    School Year 2013

  • Anne Wanjeri

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    Anne Wanjeri

    Kenya

    Anne Wanjeri is a 17-year-old bright girl. Her father works as a hawker, but does not earn enough to support the family. Anne's mother does not work, so the burden to meet the family's basic needs - including school fees for Anne and her siblings - lies on the father's shoulders. This limited Anne's ability to achieve her goals in life, and her vision was almost shut down until she was thankfully admitted to AMCC in 2008. Her favorite food is rice and beef stew and she wants to be an accountant after she graduates from university. This can help her support her poor family to meet their basic needs and provide an education for her siblings. At AMCC, Anne is the Bible Study Co-ordinator.

    School Year 2013

  • Naomi Wanjiru

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    Naomi Wanjiru

    Kenya

    Naomi is 15 years old. When she was a young girl her parents got a divorce, so she does not know her father. After the divorce, the poor and illiterate mother went to stay with Naomi's grandparents. The grandfather died in 1999, so the elderly grandmother and unemployed mother have been struggling to feed, educate and provide for Naomi and her siblings. Naomi was brought to Agape Mercy Children's Center and sent to Gathanji Primary School. After graduating class eight she was admitted to Giachuki Secondary School where she is now enrolled. She is able to return to AMCC during holidays. When she is not partaking in athletics, she enjoys her favorite foods: chapati and beef stew. She has a vision of becoming a university lecturer after completing her PhD at an international university.

    School Year 2013

  • Clive

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    Clive

    Kenya

    Coming from a family of eight siblings, Clive's journey through education is a constant struggle since both of his parents have no permanent reliable jobs. Through casual jobs, maintaining all the children in school and providing for the family is a challenge. On several occasions, Clive has been sent home for school fees and he has to help his parents in doing menial jobs before he can save enough to be accepted back in school. Clive is a brilliant student and having uninterrupted school terms will definitely have an impact on his performance and have him stay on course of landing his dream career: being a doctor.

    School Year 2013

  • Sarah Njoki

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    Sarah Njoki

    Kenya

    Sarah's parents divorced when she was a young age and Sarah grew up living in her Grandmothers house. The house had three rooms, in which she shared a bedroom with her sister. Her Mother worked and continues to work as a House Help in Thika, but her father was not involved in her life. Due to financial constraints, she has been living at AMCC for six years, and hopes to attend a general university in America once she has finished secondary school. Here she hopes to become a lecturer. Sarah is looking for a sponsor because she is often sent home from school due to lack of finances for tuition. She is excited to continue her education, but needs a sponsor to help her to have the opportunity to continue in her studies

    School Year 2013

  • James

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    James

    Kenya

    James has been under the care of his elder brother after the death of his father in 1997. His mother lives in the countryside with the younger siblings. Being a teacher at an informal primary school in Kibera, James' brother struggles to raise school fees for him owing to the fact that he has a young family with two kids to provide for. This situation puts James' future in school in the balance since his brother has already stated that if the load gets too heavy for him then he will have no option but to stop paying his younger brother's fees. Having James on this platform is ensuring his continued stay in school and securing his otherwise bright future in the academic circle.

    School Year 2013

  • Derrick

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    Derrick

    Kenya

    Derrick is the first born in a family of three. They live in Soweto village in Kibera slums. He topped his class in the first exams in high school but now he is not settled in school due to the constant fear of lacking school fees. His future in school is uncertain due to the unreliable nature of his fathers' menial jobs. His school fees are not guaranteed and if he gets support from this platform this will keep his brilliant mind in school.

    School Year 2013

  • Peter

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    Peter

    Kenya

    Peter is a total orphan. He is the only surviving member of his immediate family. Currently, he is under the care of their uncle. His passion and focus in education can be seen in his performance. He says that he can do more if his study times are not disrupted. During the evenings, he usually helps his uncle run the family shop hence he gets less time for studying. Having his school fees catered for will lift extra responsibilities off of his shoulder and he will dedicate more time in his studies.

    School Year 2013

  • Samuel

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    Samuel

    Kenya

    Samuel comes from a family of 6 children, who all stay with their guardians, who are very poor. Their guardians are the ones paying for Samuel and his siblings' school fees, but Samuel is uncertain that this will continue due to many hardships and struggles the family must undergo. At times, Samuel and his family must go to sleep hungry. Samuel is a polite student who takes education seriously and he hopes to achieve his dream of becoming a soldier.

    School Year 2013

  • John

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    John

    Kenya

    John is sixth born of seven children. John lives in a polygamous family causing his father to neglect his family. His mother strives to make ends meet. They live in a single rent house in Maai-Mahiu.

    School Year 2013

  • Denis

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    Denis

    Kenya

    Denis is a total orphan who together with his only sister stays with their uncle in Kibera. He is a confident boy who has his eyes set in achieving his dreams. His performance at Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) - a National Exam, were sterling that earned him a place at one of the top boys' high school in Nairobi County. Being a total orphan and his uncle being a casual driver at a local bus route, this platform is his only reliable assurance of a successful high school education.

    School Year 2013

  • Alex

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    Alex

    Kenya

    Alex lives with his mother, a Volunteer Community Health Worker for AMREF, who supported him throughout primary school. He is her only child. Alex's father has always been absent from his life. During his final year of primary school, Alex, unable to pay for his fees, books, and food, was often sent home. Sometimes, he says, his and his mother's electricity was cut off.

    School Year 2014

  • David

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    David

    Kenya

    David is the second born in a family of three children. They live along Karanja road where the backroom of their shop serves as the family house. His father lives upcountry with his second wife. The responsibility of seeing David and his younger sister through school and providing for the entire family squarely lies on his mother's shoulders. This is proving to be difficult since she gets an average of Ksh 500 (USD 6.25) daily from the shop and pays a monthly rent of Ksh 7,900 (USD 98.75), and Ksh 150 (USD 1.87) for food daily. She had to take a loan from a local women's group to get David into his first year of Secondary School.

    School Year 2013

  • Erick

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    Erick

    Kenya

    Erick is the fourth born in a family of seven. His father is deceased, leaving his mother as the sole breadwinner. She sells vegetables and washes people's clothes in nearby wealthy neighbourhoods to make ends meet. Her income is unstable. Mostly, Erick's mother depends on well-wishers to support her five children in school, two in high school and another three in primary school.

    School Year 2014

  • Dennis Omondi

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    Dennis Omondi

    Kenya

    In school, Dennis is an excellent performer, very obedient and responsible. But all these may go to waste if no extra support is given to him. He is the eldest child in his family with four other siblings in primary schools. His father works as a casual labourer at Athi River (in the outskirts of Nairobi) while his mother sells household items to supplement his father's inadequate income bringing their total monthly earnings to Ksh 10,000 (USD 125). The family lives in a house that amounts to Ksh 3,200 (USD 40) in rent per month.

    School Year 2013

  • Emmaculate

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    Emmaculate

    Kenya

    Emmaculate lives with her mother and older brother in Kibera. The mother works for ASK- Agricultural Services Kenya, so the family lives on the Showground premises. Emmaculate has three older brothers. The first born studied biochemistry at Moi University, but now lives "upcountry" because he's mentally ill. Emmaculate's father was laid off from Kenya Railways and has been living upcountry since 1999. Her mother works to support Emmaculate's father, all four children and Emmaculate's young cousin who is in primary school.

    School Year 2014

  • Magdaline

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    Magdaline

    Kenya

    Magdaline comes from a humble family of four living in Maai-Mahiu. She has been brought up by her mother since 2006 after the death of her father when she was 9 years old. Magdaline's mother was unable to pay for her primary education but fortunately government intervention was able to see that Magdaline could graduate from primary school. She is so grateful to join her 1st year in high school and promises to work very hard to fulfill her dream with your support!

    School Year 2013

  • Sheila

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    Sheila

    Kenya

    Sheila is the second born in a family of three. A very outgoing girl who takes any challenge that comes her way with confidence. She lives in Kibera slums with her family. With both her parents depending on menial jobs to make ends meet, funding her education is stretching her parents' income to the extreme. Having financial assistance to complete her studies will ease of the pressure from her and give her ample time to concentrate on her studies and continue working towards becoming a top lawyer.

    School Year 2013

  • Moses

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    Moses

    Kenya

    Moses performed well in his Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE)-National exams and got the offer to join a top boys' boarding school in Nairobi. The school fees was prohibitive and had to contend with joining a Day government school around Kibera. This has not dampened his spirit since he emerged the best overall in his class in the first exams in high school. Financial assistance offered to him will be invaluable since it will keep Moses in school and if his previous performance index is something to go by, earning a government sponsored university slot will be guaranteed.

    School Year 2013

  • Christian

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    Christian

    Kenya

    Christian is under the care of his eldest brother who is currently a third year student at Kenyatta University. His father is a peasant farmer at the shores of Lake Victoria (Western Kenya). His performance at Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) - a National Exams, was sterling but could not afford the fees to a top boys' boarding school he was admitted at. His family settled on a day school where the school fees is manageable, this has not dampened Christians spirits. He still has his dreams alive and in the first exams he did in form one, he emerged the best overall students. Funding through The School Fund will ensure that he remains in school as he works towards joining university.

    School Year 2013

  • Zena

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    Zena

    Kenya

    A first born in a family of five, Zena is setting the academic bar for her younger siblings high. She is working smart towards becoming a doctor, she says: "I want to contribute to the world, when I see people suffer from diseases around me; I always feel I want to help in their treatment." Secondary education in Kenya is expensive. Her parents' total income cannot comfortably settle all the bills and pay for the children's education. Scholarship will enable Zena achieve her dreams and escape the poverty cycle that ensnares many children in Kibera.

    School Year 2013

  • Hesborn

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    Hesborn

    Kenya

    Hesborn lives with his mother Josephine who is a single parent at Lindi; she earns a living from selling vegetables on the side of the road. Their Father abandoned the family when they were still young. They live in a one roomed house and pay Ksh 1300(USD 16) for both rent and electricity. Hesborn is the second born of three children, the first born dropped out in class seven and the last born is in class eight at Olympic High School. He is a bright young boy who loves to play football and his teacher states that "he comes from a poor background, the mother has other children in school and so she finds it difficult to provide for the family". The opportunity to go to High School through The Children of Kibera Foundation scholarship is overwhelming and he is thrilled to have the opportunity and his aim is to work even harder.

    School Year 2013

  • Bernard

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    Bernard

    Kenya

    Bernard is an A student from a family of eight. He is the second born with 2 brothers and 3 sisters. His father is a temporary bus driver and his mother is a vegetable vendor. The burden of paying for his siblings' fees stretches the family's income to a point Bernard says they don't have enough to eat and that the home environment is not conducive for his studies; thus, he prefers staying at school than being at home. He has his eyes set firmly on becoming an architect.

    School Year 2014

  • Naomi Wanjiru

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    Naomi Wanjiru

    Kenya

    Naomi is 15 years old. When she was a young girl her parents got a divorce, so she does not know her father. After the divorce, the poor and illiterate mother went to stay with Naomi's grandparents. The grandfather died in 1999, so the elderly grandmother and unemployed mother have been struggling to feed, educate and provide for Naomi and her siblings. Naomi was brought to Agape Mercy Children's Center and sent to Gathanji Primary School. After graduating class eight she was admitted to Giachuki Secondary School where she is now enrolled. She is able to return to AMCC during holidays. When she is not partaking in athletics, she enjoys her favorite foods: chapati and beef stew. She has a vision of becoming a university lecturer after completing her PhD at an international university.

    School Year 2012

  • Eunice

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    Eunice

    Kenya

    Eunice is a student from a humble family brought up by a single mother. Her father died in 2005 and since then they have been suffering. Her mother is a farmer who struggles to make ends meet. Eunice is so determined to become a doctor one day and is working hard to fulfill her dream.

    School Year 2013

  • Victor

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    Victor

    Kenya

    We are two boys both at Orero secondary school. Being a partial orphan and my mother's inability to pay school fees for both of us, I am always being sent home. My school fees keep on piling. My brother, who currently is in fourth form, is equally affected. Despite my fee problems, I am a dedicated student who is always working hard. I also yearn to improve the circumstances of my family by working hard in school.

    School Year 2013

  • Millicent

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    Millicent

    Kenya

    Millcent is a young girl with a lot of passion and energy. Her father passed away in 2001 from HIV/AIDS, and since then Millcent and her siblings have been strong and have dedicated their time and effort into doing well in school to pursue their dreams. Millcent is always eager to read more books and learn more until she becomes a doctor.

    School Year 2012

  • Brian

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    Brian

    Kenya

    I come from a very humble background. My current life circumstances are not very good but my mother has been trying to make ends meet. Currently she is operating a hawking business to support us since dad's death. She manages to spare some money from her business to keep us in school and also feed the family. It has not been easy for everybody in our home. I believe that getting any form of support or assistance would enable me stay in school for longer periods than is presently possible since I am always sent away from school. I know my performance would improve. I would also work hard to realize my dream of becoming a Medical doctor. The sky will thus be my limit in achieving prosperity in life.

    School Year 2013

  • Anne Wanjeri

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    Anne Wanjeri

    Kenya

    Anne Wanjeri is a 17-year-old bright girl. Her father works as a hawker, but does not earn enough to support the family. Anne's mother does not work, so the burden to meet the family's basic needs - including school fees for Anne and her siblings - lies on the father's shoulders. This limited Anne's ability to achieve her goals in life, and her vision was almost shut down until she was thankfully admitted to AMCC in 2008. Her favorite food is rice and beef stew and she wants to be an accountant after she graduates from university. This can help her support her poor family to meet their basic needs and provide an education for her siblings. At AMCC, Anne is the Bible Study Co-ordinator.

    School Year 2012

  • Emmaculate

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    Emmaculate

    Kenya

    Emmaculate lives with her mother and older brother in Kibera. The mother works for ASK- Agricultural Services Kenya, so the family lives on the Showground premises. Emmaculate has three older brothers. The first born studied biochemistry at Moi University, but now lives "upcountry" because he's mentally ill. Emmaculate's father was laid off from Kenya Railways and has been living upcountry since 1999. Her mother works to support Emmaculate's father, all four children and Emmaculate's young cousin who is in primary school.

    School Year 2013

  • Jakapeter

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    Jakapeter

    Kenya

    Jakapeter is an exceptional student at the Highway Academy, scoring first place out of the twenty students in his class. He is a very lively, kind and energetic young boy, who is always looking to learn more in the field of science and help others when he can.

    School Year 2012

  • Erick

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    Erick

    Kenya

    Erick is the fourth born in a family of seven. His father is deceased, leaving his mother as the sole breadwinner. She sells vegetables and washes people's clothes in nearby wealthy neighbourhoods to make ends meet. Her income is unstable. Mostly, Erick's mother depends on well-wishers to support her five children in school, two in high school and another three in primary school.

    School Year 2013

  • Lilian

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    Lilian

    Kenya

    Lilian is a very strong young girl who has supported her eight siblings through their father's death in 2000. She is a very passionate young girl, who is always reading about science in order to excel in school and fulfill her dream of becoming a nurse. Lilian Wafula loves to play netball with her friends, and to be outdoors exploring nature.

    School Year 2012

  • Lupao

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    Lupao

    Kenya

    Lubao's father passed away in May 2009 while working as a motorbike rider, so he currently lives at the Wema Children's Centre, in Bukembe, Kenya. Lubao is a young gentleman, always with a smile on his face and ready to play with his friends. He loves reading, it is one of his greatest passions, though his ultimate dream is to become a doctor.

    School Year 2012

  • Judith Katuku

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    Judith Katuku

    Kenya

    Born in 1996 in Ngamba village, Judith is the first born child in a family of two children. Her single mother works hard as a house-help within the village and with her meager earnings takes care of the family. Judith is very determined to continue with her studies against all odds and many times she has do manual jobs like fetching water for people and burning charcoal during weekends and holidays in order to supplement her mother's income to pay school fees and buy food. The family does not own any land because culturally, women are not allocated any portion of their father's land. Judith is an exceptionally brilliant student and given the opportunity to study and get a good education she has the potential to excel in life and become a productive person in her family and community.

    School Year 2013

  • Noeline

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    Noeline

    Kenya

    Noeline is a very bright young girl who always yearns to help others. Her dream is to be a doctor, and she works hard at school to succeed, especially in the social studies field where she tends to shine among her peers.

    School Year 2012

  • Bernard

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    Bernard

    Kenya

    Bernard is an A student from a family of eight. He is the second born with 2 brothers and 3 sisters. His father is a temporary bus driver and his mother is a vegetable vendor. The burden of paying for his siblings' fees stretches the family's income to a point Bernard says they don't have enough to eat and that the home environment is not conducive for his studies; thus, he prefers staying at school than being at home. He has his eyes set firmly on becoming an architect.

    School Year 2013

  • Francis Wambua

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    Francis Wambua

    Kenya

    Francis is the third born child in a family of six children. Born in 1995 in Ngamba village, Francis is a well-behaved boy who has always been out to seize any opportunity that comes his way. Before joining Ngamba Secondary School in 2010, Francis was enrolled in Iiani Primary School where he received exemplary scores in his final exams. Francis is always supportive to his parents and helps in family chores like cultivating. He also does casual jobs to support his parents in paying school fees. His father deserted the family and remarried. Francis' mother takes care of her big family solely through casual jobs like washing clothes for people. Francis is a very smart student in class and earns an A average. For him the opportunity to get a good education is his only hope for a bright future.

    School Year 2013

  • Benjamin

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    Benjamin

    Kenya

    Benjamin is the first born child in his family. Both his parents live from hand to mouth but have been very supportive to Benjamin in his quest for education through doing casual jobs like drawing water for other people. Benjamin has always been very helpful to his parents in paying for his school fees by working casual jobs during school breaks. Despite all odds, Benjamin has stayed at the top of his class academically. He remains focused and is always ready to conquer any challenge that comes his way. For Benjamin, getting a good education is the only means to empower a community.

    School Year 2013

  • Alex

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    Alex

    Kenya

    Alex lives with his mother, a Volunteer Community Health Worker for AMREF, who supported him throughout primary school. He is her only child. Alex's father has always been absent from his life. During his final year of primary school, Alex, unable to pay for his fees, books, and food, was often sent home. Sometimes, he says, his and his mother's electricity was cut off.

    School Year 2013

  • Mary

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    Mary

    Kenya

    Mary Nduta comes from Maai-Mahiu from a family of eight. She graduated from primary school in 2010 but she could not join high school due to the lack of school fees. Mary is being brought up by her single mother after being abandoned by her father when she was a small baby. She visited Comfort the Children International in July 2011 wanting a job so she could support her mother and siblings. Unfortunately, CTC was not recruiting at the moment and she was also under the legal working age. She is currently volunteering in the Malaika kids department (children with special needs) in the organization. CTC have elected to post Mary's bio to The School Fund site so that she may gain financial support for her secondary education fees for next year (2012). Her mother is unable to pay her school fees, even struggling to provide food for her children. Mary is polite, dedicated and determined to get an education to achieve her dream of becoming a Secretary. She prays that one day she may achieve her dream, becoming stable enough to support her family and change their way of living.

    School Year 2013

  • James

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    James

    Kenya

    James was orphaned after his mother died in 2003. He lives at the Flying Kites Leadership Academy with his brother Alex. James is a very hard-working student and a loyal friend to countless peers. When at home, he takes care of the Home's rabbits and tends to the cow.

    School Year 2012

  • Evans

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    Evans

    Kenya

    Evans is the fourth born in a family of five children. His parents are unemployed and their only source of income is subsistence farming which is often challenged by erratic weather conditions. To supplement their income, his parents do casual jobs like sanding woodcarvings and working in other people's farms. Evans is smart student in class. To him, education guarantees one an ability to be self-reliant in life.

    School Year 2013

  • Jackson Musau

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    Jackson Musau

    Kenya

    Jackson is the first born child in a family of five children. He comes from Kaliambeu village in Mwala district. Before he joined Mbaani secondary school in 2010 he was in Kaliambeu primary school. His mother is the sole breadwinner of the family and earns a living through doing casual jobs. His father has deserted and neglected the family. Jackson walks to school every day because he cannot afford to pay the boarding fees. He has constantly been sent home for missing school fees but he is determined to achieve his goals in the future. His mother has never been able to afford any of Jackson's school fees since he joined school in January 2011; thus, Jackson has a large outstanding fee balance. Jackson is quite bright in class and hopes to get a good education to be able to support his family in the future.

    School Year 2013

  • Mary

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    Mary

    Kenya

    Mary's mother, who was her only parent, passed away in 2004 when Mary was still young. Since her mother's death, Mary has been staying with her her grandparents. Her grandfather is not employed and her grandmother is has weak legs, making her unable to work. Mary's grandfather, who is also not strong enough to work long hours, does casual work to help the family meet their basic needs and to attempt to pay Mary's school fees, though the little that he earns is not enough. Mary is a very hard working girl who strives to excel in life.

    School Year 2013

  • Dorcus

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    Dorcus

    Kenya

    Dorcus is a day-school student at Mbaani High School. She is the second born child in a family of four. She joined form 2 at Mbaani secondary school in October 2011. Before joining Mbaani secondary school she was in Mitamboni Girls secondary school but dropped out of school due to lack of fees in June 2011. Dorcus has been staying with her grandparents since she was young and they have been a source of encouragement to her. Her mother is single and earns a living through doing casual labor. Dorcus is a brilliant and determined girl who sees education as the only means and opportunity to achieve her life goals.

    School Year 2013