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Meet Maria

Meet Maria

Born and raised in the slums of Nairobi, Maria managed to finish her primary and secondary schooling, though her attendance was always on and off. Her parents are both day laborers who had no means to keep both Maria and her sister in school. The family depended on

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Meet Fred

Meet Fred

Fred is the living embodiment of the phrase “persistence pays off”.  He is now in his third year of school at Jomo Kenyatta University, and has struggled to pay his school fees from the get-go. He has managed thus far with the help of his generous friends and

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Meet Charles

Meet Charles

Charles is a standard 8 pupil at Real Peak Education Center in Nairobi. He attained a mean grade of 392 out of 500 marks in his last round of exams, making him a strong contender in the upcoming KCPE exams.
Like most candidates sitting their exams this year,

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Meet Jedidah

Meet Jedidah

Jedidah, a standard eight pupil, is a true environmentalist at heart. As the prefect in charge of environmental conservation at her school, Jedidah has been instrumental in leading her class mates in planting trees and cleaning up her school’s grounds. Not content with doing the bare minimum, Jedidah

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Meet Agnes

Meet Agnes

In traditional African societies, male children are highly valued. A party is often held for the birth of a boy. Unfortunately, the same cannot often be said for the birth of a female child. In this case, women may even be driven out of their homes for failing

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Meet Collins

Meet Collins

Collins’ education is in jeopardy. A class 8 pupil at Baraka Benchmark Academy, he was able to navigate his primary school years with support from his family friends and teachers, who were very impressed with his high grades. Unfortunately, this support cannot take him all the way to

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Meet Brian

Meet Brian

Brian aspires to be an architect in the future, an aspiration that stems from the need to help not only his family, but society at large as well. Brian’s parents are both day laborers, and the family of six depends entirely on their meager income. He explains that

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Meet Peris

Meet Peris

As a class 8 student, Peris will be sitting for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education later this year with the hope that she will proceed to high school for her secondary education. Her parents, who are casual laborers, struggle to make ends meet for Peris and her

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Meet Aineah

Meet Aineah

Aineah, a class 8 student at Mirera Primary School, lives with his parents and his younger brother in a single, mud-walled hut in the slums of Naivasha. His father is a hawker who sells assorted merchandise including candy and pens. He makes a paltry 200 Kenyan shillings (less

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Meet Maryanne

Meet Maryanne

When Maryanne wakes up every morning and prepares for school, she is starkly reminded of how poor her family is. This reminder is once again driven home whenever she is turned away from school due to outstanding fees. Once at home, she is likely to find her stay-at-home

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