Meet some of the kids we help
PaulineAge: yearsID: 2
Pauline is currently in form two at Kiseryan girls having transferred from Consolata School as the school was not doing well academically. She is a calm and composed girl and described by the teachers as very well behaved. She is an average student in school but has been working to her level best. She would like to become a doctor when she completes her studies. Pauline plays football in school and also at home during her leisure time. Her siblings are: Joseph, Thika and Ruth who are all being supported by Kibera Kids.
AdamAge: yearsID: 5
Adam is currently in form 3 at Elite secondary school. He transferred to the school from Keeru boys’ Secondary School which was affected by regular student strikes hence impacting negatively on the schools performance. He is an above average student and hopes to score good grades as he approaches completing his secondary education next year 2018. His mother is a cook at a primary school. She takes care of the children alone. Adam has 5 siblings; Hamisa, Mariam, Mirza, Zainab and Yusuf. All children are in good health although Adam is often affected by colds hence gets severe chest pains. They live in Kibera slums together with their grandmother who is aged 90. The family is grateful for the education support given to them by Kibera Kids.
RuthAge: 15 yearsID: 3
Ruth born on 7/12/2002 is in class 8 at Betty Academy. She is a very hardworking and sociable young lady. Ruth is an average performer and has promised to work harder. She is a member of a football club and loves playing football. Ruth and her siblings live at Gashie where mother, Mary works as a house help. The family is grateful for the support they have received so far from kibera kid’s sponsors. Ruth believes that with the education opportunity at hand, she has a bright future. She requires continued support to continue with her education.
MariamAge: 14 yearsID: 12
Mariam, born on 15/6/2003 is currently in class 7. She is a very outspoken young girl who is described by the teachers as very focused. She is working very hard bearing in mind that she will be sitting for her KCPE next year. She lives in Karanja village within kibera slums together with her mother who is single, her grandmother and sibling. Her mother does casual work as a cook at a primary school. Mariam is very grateful to Kibera Kids for the education support granted to her. This has greatly facilitated her smooth learning. She hopes to become a banker in the future hence working very hard in school especially in mathematics.
MosesAge: 7 yearsID: 261
Moses enrolled into Kibera Kids guardianship in 2013. When he was found by Kibera Kids, he was suffering from malnutrition and most of the time he couldn’t go to school because his mother could not afford the fees or the uniform etc. He has improved a lot not only health wise but in his school work as well.
Moses, born on 6/1/2010 is currently in Class 1 at KAG Olympic Educational Centre. He would like to become a doctor. His father passed away this year and his mother is currently unemployed.
LinahAge: 10 yearsID: 128
Linah enrolled into Kibera Kids guardianship when she was only 2 years old in 2009. This was after the Post Election Violence that had left many families in the slum homeless, in desperation and hopeless. Her mum was very sick and helpless- she is asthmatic. The father abandoned the family and since then, the children were literally sleeping on a dump floor of a house whose roof was open and walls full of holes.
Linah is now in Class 4 at Betty Academy. She is a jovial, bright pupil full of life. She was so excited to enrol to boarding school! She aspires to be a doctor when she completes her studies. Besides being a very talented and outgoing person, Linah loves dancing, recites poems and is a member of drama club. This has been made possible by constant psychosocial support that has given the young girl a reason to smile and a belief in self. Linah like the rest of beneficiaries enjoys sumptuous meals every Saturday and a constant supply of food to ensure the children are fed throughout the week. Her mother operates a grocery kiosk where she sells vegetables and fruits. This is her main source of income which she uses for the upkeep of the family. Linah is very grateful to Kibera Kids for the support she is receiving.
NicholasAge: 14 yearsID: 180
Nicholas and his twin sister Daphine enrolled into the Kibera Kids programme at the age of 5. Their family was greatly affected during the PEV. Their shanty was destroyed together with the little property they owned and they were left homeless in the cold. The mother used to sell on a road side food kiosk.
Nicholas, born on 1/1/2003 is currently in class 8 at Betty academy. He was delighted to get a chance to enrol into a boarding school. Nicholas is very happy that he no longer walks around the slum in torn uniform and torn clothes. He is a very bright child and hopes to score very good grades which will enable him to enrol to a national school. He has promised to utilize his potential to the best of his ability. He will be sitting for his KCPE in November 2017. He is a very focused young boy. He loves sciences and would like to pursue an engineering course. Nicholas has no health issues and lives with his family at Kisumu Ndogo village in Kibera. The family is so grateful for the sponsorship given to the twins.
NaomiAge: 18 yearsID: 196
Naomi, born on 4/8/1999 enrolled into the Kibera Kids Guardianship in 2010 when she was a little girl. She lived with her mother after her father died in 2007. Her mother was unable to cope and left the children with their grandmother. The transition from rural to Kibera brought numerous problems for Naomi especially the memory of being abandoned and also language difficulties communicating with the other children. Despite that Naomi is currently in Form 2 at Bishop Kamau Ngecha Girls School and is very happy to be there. She has a passion for learning, likes to play handball and hopes to become a banker. Naomi and her grandmother are very grateful for the support from Kibera Kids.
ZilpaAge: 16 yearsID: 208
Zilpa, born on 30/1/2001 is in Form 3 at Kyeni Girls High School. She lives in Gatwikira with her mother and siblings. She would like to become a cardiologist and is aware of the grades required for her to successfully pursue her dream career. Zilpa is a bubbly young girl full of hope and aspirations. She loves to play football, read novels and inspirational books as they get to inspire and expand her knowledge. Her mother, Lilian, used to work in a private hospital as a receptionist but her contract expired. She is currently doing laundry in the neighbouring estates and also selling chapatti (a local bread) to support the family. Lillian is grateful to Kibera Kids for their great efforts to enable the children to have a conducive learning environment for studying by paying their school fees and upkeep. Lilian greatly appreciates the sponsorship opportunity granted to her daughter who seems very academically gifted and hopefully will be successful in the future and help the entire family.
FebresAge: 15 yearsID: 232
Febres, born on 7/12/2002 is a very bright boy and is above average in school performance. He is currently in Form one at Ramba School. He joined the Guardianship programme in the year 2009 shortly after the PEV. His late parents succumbed to HIV/AIDS related complications and the younger children were left with their eldest sister who was still a child herself. She soon picked up odd jobs at the construction sites, lifting building blocks and cement to feed the eight children left behind. She could not afford to take any to school. Despite the hardship, Febres has consistently performed very well since he was taken up by Kibera Kids. His health has improved a lot with the hot lunch served at school, regular medical checkups and food packs the family receive. The psychosocial support he and the other children receive during the weekends has built up great esteem and confidence.
BradleyAge: 14 yearsID: 82
Bradley was born on 01/01/2003 and is currently in class 7 at Betty academy. He is above average in performance. He is a well behaved student and has been described by his teachers and caregiver as very focused. He plays football in school and is a member of the Riziki football club. Bradley is very happy for the opportunity he was granted by Kibera Kids to enable him to attend boarding school.
ChristopherAge: 21 yearsID: 150
Christopher was among the first Kibera Kids education support beneficiaries. He was picked into the sponsorship at the heart of the Post Election Violence (PEV). His family was among the ones that had been thoroughly affected as they lost everything and were displaced. Despite that, when Christopher got the opportunity to attend school he performed exceptionally well, managing to secure a place in one of the best schools in the country.
Christopher born on 17/12/1994 is currently in Kisii University pursuing a degree in Law after scoring grade A minus in his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE). He is very passionate about his course and is working extremely hard to achieve first class honours. Christopher lives with his family in Kibera. He is a very organized student and often when schools close he attends the feeding program to mentor the young children and teenagers in education support scheme. He is very supportive to Riziki and helps out at the feeding programme and other Kibera Kids events. He has benefitted tremendously from the help Kibera Kids have given him.
and some of the kids currently in need of help
BritanAge: 19 yearsID: 264
Britan is currently in form 2 at St Dominic Rabanga and will enrol to form 3 next year. He is average in performance. He lives with his mother and two siblings in Kibera slum. Their father passed away in 2010 and was a great blow to the family. His mother is a tailor in a nearby market, sometimes when business is low she does casual jobs to fend for her family. Britan is very happy to have joined high school. He participates in football and handball games in school.
KelvinAge: 17 yearsID: 263
Kelvin is currently in form 2 at Butere Boys and will be joining form 3 next year. He is a very jovial, calm and responsible young man. Kelvin lives with his father and other siblings in Kibera. He is an above average student and has promised to continue working very hard in school for a better future. During the holidays, Kelvin helps his peers with school work and also plays with the little children. Kelvin’s father does casual jobs, mainly carrying luggage using a cart for other people and when Kelvin and his brothers are home for holidays they help him. This is a challenging task as it is highly manual. Sometimes he is not able to keep up with the work as his strength fails. He has promised to work very hard in school for a better future.
ValerieAge: 19 yearsID: 243
Valarie’s date of birth is 23/9/98. She is a very jovial, bubbly girl and very focussed in life. Valerie joined Egerton University in September 2017 to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree. She did not attend school in her first term of high school as her carer could not afford to raise the fee and other boarding requirements. She was heartbroken and kept hoping something would eventually come up. When she was given the opportunity, she vowed to give her best and ensure she made it to the university. Valarie is very helpful during the school holidays, she has been tutoring other beneficiaries as a way of showing gratitude and encouraging many more to make use of the chance given to them by Kibera Kids.
DanielAge: 18 yearsID: 220
Daniel is currently in form four at Ober boys and already sitting for his Kenya certificate of secondary Education. He hopes to perform very well in his KCSE and enrol to the university. He was living with his father, Joseph who worked as a tailor in Kibera. Unfortunately he passed away in October 2017 having succumbed to HIV at Kenyatta national hospital after being admitted for a week. His younger sibling, Ibrahim is in class 8 at KAG Olympic school and sitting for his Kenya Certificate of Primary Education. The children will have to relocate to the rural area where the mother resides as they cannot stay alone in Kibera. The mother lives in the upcountry and cares for 3 other siblings. She does farming but is not earning enough to support all the family. The family is still mourning and not yet accepted the reality of their loss.
MichaelAge: yearsID: 192
Michael is currently in class 7 at Betty academy and will be joining class 8 next year. He is pleased to have come this far and promised to work extremely hard as next year he will be a candidate and set to sit for his Kenya certificate of primary education. He is younger brother to Diana. He comes from a very humble background under the support of his single mother Judy.
DianaAge: yearsID: 191
Diana is a very humble, soft spoken and hardworking young girl. She is currently in form 2 at Kijabe girl’s secondary school, an institution known for its good performance. She will join form 3 in the year 2018. For the last 6 terms that she has been in the school she has had excellent performance, always topping in her class and scoring grade B + and above. Her academic consistency is very encouraging and we believe that she is going to score highly as she approaches her final exam at form four level. She comes from a very humble background under the support of her single mother Judy. She has four siblings; Medina, Daniel, Purity and Michael. Michael is also under Kibera Kids support. Her mother does casual jobs, mostly laundry work to support the family. Her earnings are minimal and can hardly match the family demands. Diana has vowed to utilize the sponsorship opportunity to the best of her ability, to not only transform her life but also that of her family.
BevalineAge: 12 yearsID: 214
Bevaline was born on 27/7/2005 and is in Class 6 at Olympic Primary School. She is growing well and doing okay in school. Her academic performance is good with her dreams focused on becoming a Lawyer when and if she completes her education. She has been a very reserved girl but she is changing and becoming more outgoing. Both parents are struggling to bring her and her sibling up and would appreciate your help.