Younger Girls

Meril Riziki

Meril Riziki

Birthday: 7th May 2011
Favourite Subject: Science
Class: Pre-Primary 1
Favourite Activity: Singing
Dream Job: Nurse
Parents: Both Living
Background: Meril joined the free school at Future Stars in January 2017.  She lives in Kibera with her parents.  Regular work is scarce and her parents are unable to get a regular income.  The free school at Future Stars gives Meril the opportunity to gain an education that would otherwise be denied to her.  She loves to sing and to entertain everyone.

Violet Eunike

Violet Yunike

Birthday: 15th October 2012
Favourite Subject: Drawing
Class: Pre-Primary 2
Favourite Activity: Reading
Dream Job: Nurse
Tribe: Kisii
Parents: Single Mother
Background: Violet joined Future Stars, in the nursery, at the age of 3. She lives with her mother in Kibera. Her father passed away several years ago, in 2014, due to HIV/AIDS. Her mother is also unwell and frequently unable to work. Consequently, the family struggle to afford even the basics needed to survive. Future Stars supports Violet’s education and provides nutritious meals that give this little girl a chance of success.  She is now known to many Chaffinch supporters due to a frightening episode that found her hospitalised after being knocked down by a motorcycle as she walked to school (you can read more about that incident here).  She may need further dental treatment as her adult teeth arrive (or don’t) and we aim to be with her every step of the way.

Lavendah Otievo

Lavendah Otievo

Birthday: 20th November 2009
Favourite Subject: Drawing
Class: Pre-Primary 1
Favourite Activity: Watching Cartoons
Dream Job: Nurse
Tribe: Luhya
Parents: Orphan
Background: Details to follow. Use the enquiry button to find out more.

Precious Lungatso Ichami

Precious Lungatso

Birthday: 15th August 2012
Class: Pre-Primary 1
Parents: Orphan
Background: Precious was born on August 15th 2012.  She was born prematurely at 7 months, but fortunately had an adequate birth weight of 3kg/6.6lbs so was not too unwell. Precious’ mother was very young and was unmarried. Sadly she did not survive the complications of the birth. This is not uncommon in Kibera with young mothers who are physically immature and unable to safely carry a full-term pregnancy.  Precious was taken to live with a single female relative, referred to as ‘aunt’.  The aunt does not have a regular income and only earns a small amount doing casual work such as washing clothes. Precious arrived at Future Stars in January 2016 to begin her education.  She is unable to attend another school in Kibera as there is no money to pay the necessary fees.  Future Stars also provides her with nutritious meals, relieving the pressure at home and ensuring she has what she needs to grow and thrive.

Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth

Birthday: 20th December 2012
Favourite Subject: Science
Class: Pre-Primary 2
Favourite Activity: Dancing
Dream Job: Doctor
Parents: Both parents are living.
Background: Queen Elizabeth joined the free school at Future Stars in January 2018, where she entered the Pre-Unit.  She lives with her uncle in Kibera.  Queen Elizabeth was born in Kibera and initially lived with her parents.  However, with work scarce, it was difficult for her parents to earn enough to support the family.  Without enough money to pay for food, rent, and other essentials, Queen Elizabeth’s parents decided to return to a rural part of Kenya where living costs are lower.  Education can be difficult to access in the villages, so Queen Elizabeth went to live with her uncle in the hope of joining a primary school.  However, there was still not enough money to make this happen.  Thankfully, Future Stars was able to offer Queen Elizabeth a place in the free school and access to the feeding programme.

Ninel Akelo

Ninel Akelo

Birthday: 15th November 2011
Favourite Subject: Social Studies
Class: 1
Favourite Activity: Dancing
Dream Job: Political Activist
Parents: Both parents are living.
Background: Ninel lives with her parents in Kibera.  They work hard to provide for the family but work is scarce and often neither parent is earning a regular income.  Ninel was able to complete her pre-school education within Kibera but finding the fees for class 1 proved beyond the means of the family.  She joined the free school at Future Stars in January 2018 to continue her education.  She also accessing the feeding programme at the centre, which helps to take the pressure off the family’s finances and ensures that her parents can afford enough to eat themselves.  Ninel is a sociable child who loves to dance.

Lydia Nyanjoka

Lydia Nyanjoka

Birthday: 15th January 2015
Favourite Subject: English
Class: Baby
Favourite Activity: Dancing
Parents: Single mother.
Background: Lydia lives with her mother in Kibera.  Her father divorced the family early in 2017, leaving Lydia’s mother struggling to provide for her daughter.  With employment scarce and Lydia far too young to stay home alone, prospects were grim.  It became very difficult to afford the necessities of life.  Thankfully, Future Stars was able to offer Lydia a place in the free school where she joined the Baby Class in January 2018.  With Lydia in school, her mother is more easily able to find work and consequently sustain the family.  Lydia will also receive adequate nutrition at Future Stars, taking the pressure off finances at home and ensuring her mother will also get enough to eat.

Miriam Adhiambo

Miriam Adhiambo

Birthday: 23rd February 2015
Favourite Subject: Kiswahili
Class: Baby
Favourite Activity: Singing
Parents: Both parents are living.
Background: Miriam joined the free school at Future Stars in January 2018 and was the youngest of the January intake at just 2-years-old.  She lives with her parents in Kibera.  Whilst her parents work hard to support the family, they are casual workers and regularly bring home less than £10/week.  With Miriam to care for, her mother was unable to pursue adequate employment and this lowered the family income further.  There was no hope that Miriam would be able to enter school with fees completely unaffordable for the family.  By joining the free school at Future Stars, Miriam can access a reliable education whilst also benefiting from the feeding programme at the centre.  Without Miriam to care for during the day, her mother’s employment prospects also improve and family life in Kibera can hopefully be sustainable.

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