Younger Boys

James Anchieku

James Onchieku

Birthday: 21st January 2012
Favourite Subject: English
Class: Pre-Primary 2
Favourite Activity: Reading
Dream Job: Journalist
Parents: Both Living
Background: James lives with his parents in Kibera.  Neither of his parents has regular work, in common with the majority of adults in Kibera.  They work when they can but struggle to make enough money to cover basic living costs such as food, water, and rent.  This leaves nothing for James’ education.  He was admitted to the nursery at Future Stars in January 2017 to begin his education.  He will also benefit from the feeding programme at the centre, which will allow him to receive regular meals each day and relieve some of the financial pressure at home.  James is already enjoying learning English and shows aptitude for language.

Nickson Ngaire

Nickson Ngaira

Birthday:
Favourite Subject: C.R.E (Religious Studies)
Class: Baby
Favourite Activity: Reading
Dream Job: Pastor
Parents: Both Living
Background: Nickson lives in Kibera with his parents.  Both of his parents are casual workers, in common with many within the slum.  This means they do not have a regular income and can sometimes go many weeks without earning enough to cover even the basics needed for the family.  This makes it very difficult to ensure that Nickson gets enough food to eat and suitable clothes to wear as he grows.  There is certainly nothing left to provide for his education.  Nickson joined Future Stars in January 2017 to access a free education and the centre’s feeding programme.  He has a strong interest in the Christian religion and is enjoying his religious studies lessons.  He has expressed a desire to be a pastor in the future – an unusual aspiration for such a small child.  With the help of a sponsor, perhaps he can achieve what he feels is his path in life.  He desperately needs a sponsor who believes in his potential and can help to shape his childhood from this early stage.

Adrian Otieno

Adrian Otieno

Birthday: 4th January 2013
Favourite Subject: Science
Class: 1
Favourite Activity: Singing
Parents: Single Mother
Background: Adrian lives with his mother in Kibera. His father deserted the family in 2015 and his whereabouts are currently unknown. Whilst his mother works hard when she can find employment, there is never much money to spare. After paying the rent and buying the essentials such as food, water, and clothing, there is nothing left to pay school fees for Adrian. He came to the free school at Future Stars in 2016 to ensure he can access an education. He also benefits from the feeding programme at the centre, which reduces the financial strain at home.

Gregory Achira

Gregory Achira

Birthday: 19th October 2009
Favourite Subject: Drawing
Class: 2
Favourite Activity: Reading
Dream Job: Teacher
Tribe: Kisii
Parents: Orphan
Background: Details to follow. Use the enquiry button to find out more.

Lenon Bray

Lenon Bray

Birthday: 21st January 2011
Favourite Subject: Drawing
Class: Pre-Primary 2
Favourite Activity: Watching Cartoons
Dream Job: Doctor
Tribe: Luo
Parents: Single Mother
Background: Lenon lives with his mother in Kibera.  She is HIV+ and frequently unable to work.  His father sadly died  shortly after Lenon was born. More details to follow. Use the enquiry button to find out more.

Joel Wafula

Joel Wafula

Birthday: 15th August 2012
Favourite Subject: English
Class: Baby
Favourite Activity: Playing Football
Dream Job: Doctor
Parents: Both Living
Background: Joel lives with his parents in Kibera. His mother was very concerned that she was unable to provide Joel with an education. She has been unwell and unable to work. The money her husband brings home is irregular and barely enough to cover the rent on their one-room home, to buy water, and to get enough food to eat. Joel’s mother could not afford medication for her illness and consequently has been left with some significant ongoing issues. Thankfully, Future Stars were able to offer Joel a place in the free primary school where he joined the Baby Class in May 2017. Joel will also benefit from the feeding programme, freeing some money at home that may enable his mother to seek help with her medical problems. Joel loves to run around and play football. With good nutrition and a consistent education, there is no reason why Joel can’t thrive.

John Mark

John Mark

Birthday: 1st May 2011
Favourite Subject: English
Class: 1
Favourite Activity: Sports
Dream Job: Athlete
Parents: Both Living
Background: John joined the free school at Future Stars in May 2017. He lives with his parents in Kibera. They are both casual workers and often unemployed, in common with around 50% of Kibera’s eligible workforce. This makes it very difficult for the family to afford the basics, and leaves nothing to pay for John’s education. John is a fantastic runner and dreams of becoming an athlete. Maybe he’ll be the next Kenyan you see in the Olympics making the rest of the world look decidedly slow!

Silver David

Silver David

Birthday: 11th March 2012
Favourite Subject: Reading
Class: Pre-Primary 2
Favourite Activity: Playing Football
Dream Job: Journalist
Parents: Both Living
Background: Silver lives with his parents in Kibera. His parents requested that he join the free school at Future Stars as they were concerned that they would otherwise be unable to access an education for their son. Upon assessing the family, it was found that Silver’s parents had sacrificed much to ensure the health of their son, often going without food for several days to ensure Silver had enough to eat. Upon joining Future Stars in May 2017, Silver was able to take advantage of the feeding programme that will guarantee him adequate meals each day. This will take some of the financial strain away from his parents and allow them to also eat a good diet and consequently grow stronger and have more opportunities to find employment. Silver initially joined the Baby Class – his first experience of school. Whilst he settled well, he does prefer to be outside, playing with his friends.

Peterlis Baraka

Peterlis Mogaka

Birthday: 4th January 2015
Favourite Subject: English
Class: Baby
Favourite Activity: Playing Football
Parents: Both Living
Background: Peterlis joined the free school at Future Stars on his 3rd birthday – what a way to celebrate!  He’s an active child and wasn’t keen on standing still for his photograph.  Peterlis lives with his parents in Kibera.  His father gains employment on an irregular basis and, with the average wage in Kibera being just £1/day, the family had very little to afford even the necessities.  With Peterlis needing to be with his mother, she found it very difficult to find work.  Thankfully, when a place was found for Peterlis in the school at Future Stars (without which he would be unlikely to gain an education) his mother’s employment prospects improved.  With adequate nutrition for Peterlis also being provided by Future Stars, there is less pressure on the family finances and a greater chance that the family will be able to sustain themselves in Kibera whilst Peterlis accessing the education that can give him a way out of the extreme poverty he has known since birth.

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