Ahmed Maalim, 19 years - Kenya
A third born in a family of 8, and the only one who has had a chance in
education this far, Ahmed’s father passed on while he was in Class 7 in 2003.
Narrates Ahmed, “This was just few months after my aunt transferred me to Nyeri
from Moyale where she could enroll me to a school. Soon after she got divorced,
and I was taken a children’s home. But i could not cope because most of the
children were taking drugs. I approached the head teacher at Nyamachaki Primary
school and begged him to give me a chance in his school.
Beatrice Anyango Ochieng, 23 years - Kenya
“I was just 8 years old when my parents died. My relatives took care of
me but unfortunately, I got pregnant in class 8 and dropped out of school
before the final examination. I got married but by the grace of God through
FAWE, I joined form one at Kitmikai Day Secondary School in Kisumu. FAWE
supported me through secondary school and I attained a grade B- in form four
K.C.S.E exams. FAWE made me confident.