Barbara grew up in Eastlands, a low income settlement in the heart of Nairobi. The area is infamous for drug abuse and early pregnancies, issues that Barbara is all too familiar with after seeing her friends fall into these traps. In addition, residents of Eastlands also have to contend with
In a perfect world, a fourteen-year old would be occupied with school work and enjoying their teenage years. However, this does not apply to Benson, who unfortunately was thrust into the harsh realities of life when he was very young. When his parents separated, his mother committed suicide and he
When you first meet Brian, two things stand out: one is that he is very outspoken and confident, and the other is that he is a true leader. This Naivasha-born candidate is meant to go very far in life!
Brian lives in a single room with his mother and younger
Cornelius hails from Naivasha in Nakuru county, where he lives with his single mother who works as a day laborer in the nearby flower farms. Her pay is meager and barely enough to keep a roof over her family’s head. A huge chunk of her income is eaten up by
Cyril’s single mother works as a cleaner at a neighbor’s home. Needless to say, her wages are meager and the family finds it difficult to put enough food on the table, let alone pay for Cyril and her sister’s school fees. Luckily, their neighbor is always kind enough to pass
Edwin is a brilliant student whose performance speaks for itself. He has consistently held the top spot in his class with a solid A average. He has also been a prefect in his school for several years, and many of the younger students look up to him as a great
Over the course of her life, Esther has watched her parents, who are day laborers, struggle to educate her siblings. Their greatest achievement was being able to send her brother to a nearby day school – however, even this did not last, as he had to drop out of school
Evaline lives with her single mother and older siblings in a mud-walled, three-room house in Laikipia county. Her elder siblings work as day laborers in the nearby marketplace. Her mother is well known for rallying the women of their tiny village together whenever there is an opportunity for civil education.
Faith comes from a very needy family situation. Her parents work as day laborers in Makueni, and her father’s brain health appears to be deteriorating. It may be that only her mother will be able to provide for the family in the near future. Despite these challenges, Faith keeps her
Smart, outspoken and confident are just a few adjectives you could use to describe Faith. Upon interacting with her, you will also realize that she has strong leadership capabilities, something that she is aware of and uses to her advantage. Faith never shies away from standing out in a group.