We first met Patrick when he was 14 years old, and had just started secondary school. Patrick lives with his uncle and five cousins. His father died when he was only ten years old, and Patrick was left with no money to pay his school fees. Now, with EEF sponsorship, he can complete his secondary education.
Patrick dreams of one day becoming a lawyer, and we are so proud of all that he has achieved.
Deodat is 15 years old and lives with his Parents, Grandmother and two siblings. His father is a laborer and tries to support his family but life is difficult for the family. The family home has no electricity and makes studying after school a struggle for him.
Frederick is 15 years old and lives with his Sister and Grandmother. His sister is the sole provider for the family since she was 15. His Father died of a heart attack and Mother of throat cancer. He dreams of becoming an engineer.
Inosent is 15 years old and is an extremely bright and talented. He dreams of becoming a Doctor and we’ve no doubt he will achieve this dream if he continues to get the grades he does.
Jackline is 15 years old and lives with her Mother. She is the eldest of three children and her Father died when she was just 6 years old. Her mother has no formal employment and so it is difficult to provide for her family. She dreams of becoming a doctor.
Jackline’s parents died when she in primary 1. The four children were subsequently split up and Jackline was sent to live with her uncle in the mountains. She ran away from them because she wanted to study and they were not supporting her educational goals. Once she left some neighbors near her old home took her in and have supported her ever since.
Ramadhan is 16 years old and lives with his parents. He dreams of becoming a teacher.
Richard is 13 years old and lives with his Father. His mother left him and his Father when he was 20 months old because of their hardships. Richard dreams of becoming a doctor.