Submitted by Education on Mon, 2012-07-09 13:52
- STORY FROM MAAI MAHIU, KENYA -
James Wainaina, a student at Maai-Mahiu Boys Secondary School, comes from a very humble family of ten, who were displaced to Maai-Mahiu Neema Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp during the 2007 post-election violence.
Pictured are James and some of his siblings and their shanty house.
James is a bright boy who joined high school in the middle of the 1st term. He proved his determination by attaining an A grade-point average despite having joined only midway through the term. Maintaining the same standards of education has been a big challenge for him, due to his family’s inability to raise school fees, access proper housing and sometimes even going for days without food.
When visiting their homestead, one cannot deny that the Wainaina family comes from a humble background. Conducive learning environments equipped with adequate facilities, both at school and at home, are critical for one to excel in furthering their education. Living in a crowded shanty house with nine other family members is quite a challenging atmosphere for James to find the opportunity to focus on his assignments and studies.
After assessing his family background and gathering more information from his Headmaster, CTC in cooperation with The School Fund organization, have identified James’ disadvantaged situation. It is expected that upon successfully completing his schooling, James will be able to improve the living standards of his impoverished family.
James is still looking for funding for the next school year. If you or anyone you know might be interested here is a direct link to James' donation page.
ICT Specialist - CTC Kenya