Kids

OMAR 

 

Omar is a half brother to Suleiman. We found him left in charge of the house after his mother has gone to look for food with young Suleiman.

His circumstances are similar to his brother. They live in one incomplete house and move to another incomplete house once the owner has completed his house and is ready to rent it.

Omar’s mother cannot afford to pay ksh.500/= ($NZ 7.00) per month even for the cheapest house with no water or electricity available.

A square meal in a day is not assured let alone three. Omar needs assistance to remain at school school and is really a hardworking boy.

 

 

 

GIDEON 

 

Gideon is the first born in a family of six, father, mother and four children. His father is a traditional quarry worker and his income is hardly ksh.200 ($NZ 3.00) per day. He cannot feed the family and afford to take the children to school. The family has to shift from place to place looking for unfinished houses so that they can live without having to pay rent.

Though the whole family currently lives in one tiny room. Gideon does very well at my school. The family is so grateful that Gideon can attend our school.

The rest of his siblings started in a nearby state school but cannot attend school in an empty stomach; they would rather spend the day looking for food until assistance can be found for them too.

 

 

 

ESTHER 

 

Esther is being raised by her grandmother who is now aging. Her mother conceived Esther out of wedlock and couldn’t tell who the father was. She later abandoned Esther with her grandmother and went to a far town to look for life.

Esther’s mother is irresponsible and her grandmother is too poor to take Esther to school. When we found Esther she was playing all alone while the neighbours' children were away in school.

 

 

 

 

 

MWAKA 

 

Mwaka  is attending our school and is part of the school feeding programme.

She has a twin sister who has to be on-off school because of food. On those lucky days Mwaka’s sister is able to get lunch at home she is comfortable to attend lessons but many are the days she has to remain at home because there is no food for her to eat.

Living on one meal a day is not uncommon and attending school is a second priority to getting food.

 

 

 

KANZE 

 

Kanze is a sister to both Salim and Dhahabu and her circumstances are similar.

Kanze’s mother is a traditional local brew seller.

Kanze is likely to change her life and that of her family if she gets the necessary help with her education.

It’s amazing to see how Kanze is able to post good results despite the unconducive environment in which she has to study in the evening. She is a hardworking girl.

 

 

 

STANLEY 

 

Stanley was conceived out of wedlock and his father deserted both the mother and the child.

They roam the streets in search for food and odd jobs.

Stanley, his mother and his 15 year old sister are currently living for free in a 10ft x 10ft unfinished room as caretakers until it’s completed. They shall then have to look for somewhere else to live.

Stanley is a very bright boy.

 

 

 

MUSA  

 

Musa’s mother lives in abject poverty. She trades in various things and seeks laundry jobs from house to house to fend for herself and her five children. Her priority is find food for her children to eat every day.

She is grateful that Musa can be assured of food at our school and good learning.

Musa has a twin brother, Ibrahim, who urgently needs help to go to school. He currently joins his mother in search of various house chores to earn some money to buy food. 

 

 

 

JULIUS 

 

Julius comes from a severely disadvantaged family.  His mother deserted the family because she couldn’t withstand the poverty they endured.

He and other two siblings had nowhere to go but stay with their father who had to change his job as a quarry worker, which would allow not time to see his children, to a water vender. His father earns barely ksh.200/ ($NZ 3.00) per day to feed and take care of his three children.

Julius’s academic ability is quite good and he can make a future for himself if he gets assistance.

 

 

 

SALIM 

 

Salim is a brother to Dhahabu and Kanze

Salim’s mother is a traditional local brew seller.

Today for Salim to be in school is actually a miracle to his mother and Salim quite understands this through the hard work and exemplary discipline he displays.

Salim is likely to change the situation of their home if he gets the necessary help to continue with his education.

It’s amazing to see how Salim is able to post good academic results despite the unconducive environment in which he has to revise in the evening.

 

 

 

MWAMBA 

 

Mwamba is a brother to Baba. They are destitute as their father died while they were young and they now left with their aging mother who is poor and jobless. She gets fish from traditional fishermen and sells them to local drunkards in brothels to make a living. Hunger in this household is not a new phenomenon.

Mwamba’s academic capability is amazing.  He possesses good leadership skills and is just a boy you can’t fail to admire.  

They live in one room hut constructed for a care-taker of a section on which a house is to be built. They will have to look for somewhere else to live when the house is completed.

 

 

 

 

 

BABA 

Like his brother (Mwamba) Baba is destitute. Their father died while they were young and they now left with their aging mother who is poor and jobless. She gets fish from traditional fishermen and sells them to local drunkards in brothels to make a living. Hunger in this household is not a new phenomenon.

Like Mwamba’s, Baba’s academic capability is very good.

They live in one room hut constructed for a care-taker of the section on which a house is to be built. They will have to look for somewhere else to live when the house is completed.

 

 

 

 

AYUB 

 

Ayub is a single parented child, his mother is a poor woman surviving on casual jobs available on daily basis.

When we caught up with Ayub and his mother they were moving from house to house looking for domestic chores for little pay.

He lives in a 12ft x12ft cubical with his mother and his five siblings.

Attending school for him was a dream because every day he had to go out with his mother in search for food.

Ayub needs help to enable him continue with his education.

 

 

MARIAM 

 

Mariam’s mother died while Mariam was at a tender age. The father is a traditional quarry worker and is seldom home.

They move from one incomplete house to another and they have to find another incomplete house once the first one is complete because they can afford to pay rent.

What the father is earns is hardly enough for him and Mariam. Sometimes the meal she gets at our school is the only one for the day. 

 

 

 

 

 

DHAHABU 

 

Dhahabu is a sister to Salim and Kanze.

Dhahabu’s mother is a traditional local brew seller.

Dhahabu is likely to change her life and that of her family if she gets the necessary help with her education.

It’s amazing to see how Dhahabu is able to post good results despite the unconducive environment she has to study in during the evening. She is a hardworking girl.