Joseph was thrust into the working world when he was very young. His parents, who were casual laborers in Makueni, worked on the large farms nearby in order to put food on the table for their children. At the end of the day, they had nothing else to spare, making education an unnecessary luxury for the family. Knowing that an extra set of hands working meant a little more money, Joseph joined his parents in working on the farms in order to pay for his school fees and essential supplies, such as a uniform. In doing so, Joseph learned the value of balancing work and school and managing his time wisely.
Though it was not an ideal situation, Joseph was able to keep himself in school by working alongside his parents. This all came to an end, however, when Joseph’s father passed away from a stroke at the beginning of the year. The devastated family had to split up in order to survive; Joseph went to live with his aging grandmother, who struggled to meet their daily needs. After meeting Joseph and hearing about his struggles, we brought him to Dream Children’s Home. Here, Joseph will be able to grow up with his needs met, and he can focus on his education without worrying about how much he will have to work to pay for it.
Despite these challenges, Joseph has managed to maintain a high average in his classes. Last term, he earned 347 out of 500 marks, putting his score at a solid B+. Though he will need help to process the loss of his Dad, Joseph has shown us that he is not giving up on his education, or his future
Joseph has so much potential, and needs the support and love of a sponsor to help him realize this. Help Joseph realize his dreams by sponsoring him today!
Sponsoring Joseph’s education is $85/month. Thank you for supporting Just One!