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Anne Nyambura

April 12, 2015

Anne Nyambura

April 12, 2015

Anne Nyambura

 

Anne has the gift of hospitality, and often invites random passersby into their home for a snack or a cup of tea. She helps with simple household chores, and likes things clean and in order. You’ll often find Anne rounding her friends up into a “class” and pretending to be their teacher.

Anne is the youngest of three children. Her single mom works as a manual laborer to provide for the family.

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Antony Njoroge

October 2, 2015

Antony Njoroge

October 2, 2015

Antony is a gregarious and joyful child, who loves nothing more than a game of soccer with his friends. At home, Antony helps by taking the sheep and goats out to graze, and by feeding the chickens. Antony has aspirations of becoming a bus driver.

Antony’s parents both do manual labor to support their five children. Antony is the youngest child in the family. His older brothers Kelvin and Stephen attend Cornerstone.

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Beth Wanjiku

October 14, 2015

Beth Wanjiku

October 14, 2015

Beth’s father abandoned their family after Beth’s mother died in August 2019, leaving Beth’s grandmother to care for her five grandchildren. Despite these tragic circumstances, Beth is confident, spirited, and a ball of energy. Her hobbies include singing and making friends.

 

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Boniface Kigo

October 18, 2016

Boniface Kigo

October 18, 2016

Boniface adores all animals, including worms, which he loves to dig up and gift to his mother. He dreams of becoming a veterinarian. Boniface is a quiet and thoughtful child, and often lets his twin sister Charity do the talking for both of them.

Boniface’s dad is a sand harvester, and his mother does manual labor. Of the seven children in the family, Boniface and Charity are the youngest.

 

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Charity Wangari

October 18, 2016

Charity Wangari

October 18, 2016

Charity is chipper and curious. She loves to listen in on conversations. Charity and her twin brother Boniface, who also attends LEAP Preschool, make it a habit to stick up for each other. Washing the dishes is Charity’s favorite household chore.  Charity’s dad is a sand harvester, and her mother does manual labor. Of the seven children in the family, Charity and Boniface are the youngest.

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Chris Githinji

October 12, 2015

Chris Githinji

October 12, 2015

Chris’s teacher describes him as an attentive and playful child. He is happiest in a large open field where he can have running races with his friends or play soccer.  Chris’s parents separated due to alcoholism and domestic violence.   His mom does manual labor to make ends meet. Chris is the youngest of three children.

 

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Christine Kiarie

May 20, 2016

Christine Kiarie

May 20, 2016

Christine is an animal lover. In the words of her mother, “Whenever Christine sits down, there is a cat in her lap.” Christine enjoys making dolls out of discarded items, and taking care of the cows and goats.  Both of Christine’s parents are farmers. Christine is the only child.

 

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Damaris Wangui

February 28, 2015

Damaris Wangui

February 28, 2015

Damaris is an energetic girl. Dancing, jumping rope, dodgeball, and soccer all fill her with joy. Damaris dreams of becoming a musician.  Damaris lives with her stepfather and mother, who are both manual laborers. Her younger brother Joseph Kamonde also attends LEAP Preschool, and her older brother Paul attends Cornerstone.

 

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Dennis Kiragu

December 5, 2015

Dennis Kiragu

December 5, 2015

Dennis is a cheerful boy, who especially loves driving Matchbox cars, and playing soccer with his older brother. His favorite animals are cats, baby goats, and sheep. At school, Dennis is fascinated by watching and learning from the other children.  Dennis lives with his single mom, who does manual labor to support her two children.

 

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Dorcas Kibe

January 20, 2015

Dorcas Kibe

January 20, 2015

Dorcas is a great listener, which makes life easy for her teachers. She loves running and playing soccer.

Dorcas' mother manages a small roadside vegetable stand to help support her two children.

 

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Elizabeth Njeri

April 23, 2015

Elizabeth Njeri

April 23, 2015

Elizabeth has a special talent for singing gospel music. She loves pretending to be a chef. Elizabeth’s dad is a bricklayer, and her mother is a manual laborer. She is the sixth of seven children. Elizabeth’s parents also care for their two grandchildren.

 

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Eveline Lokumo

September 25, 2015

Eveline Lokumo

September 25, 2015

Eveline is confident and outgoing, and not afraid to stick up for herself. At home, she pitches in by washing the dishes. Eveline is happiest when she is jumping rope or running at recess. Eveline wants to become a teacher. Her favorite animal is a camel, but seeing one in real life is still on her bucket list.  Eveline lives with her single mother, and two siblings. Her mother is a manual laborer.

 

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Felix Kinyanjui

August 6, 2015

Felix Kinyanjui

August 6, 2015

Felix is a bright and creative boy who prefers not to be the center of attention.

He loves soccer and running.

Felix’s mom is learning to be a tailor and his father does manual labor to support his family. 

Felix is the second of three children. 

 

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Jeff Kagwi 

February 26, 2015

Jeff Kagwi 

February 26, 2015

Jeff learns quickly in school and excels in languages. At playtime he loves soccer, building with blocks, and playing with toy cars.

His father is a sand harvester and his mother is a farmer. 

Jeff is the youngest of two children in his family. 

 

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Joan Mukiri

November 28, 2015

Joan Mukiri

November 28, 2015

Joan is a great listener, which makes life easy for her teachers. She has a quiet and steady presence in the classroom. At home, when she is not playing with her sisters, she loves pretending to cook, and helping to sweep the house.  Joan lives with both parents, who are manual laborers. There are eight children in the family. Joan’s younger brother Shadrack also attends LEAP Preschool.

 

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John Waroe

September 29, 2015

John Waroe

September 29, 2015

John is a contented and lighthearted child, who loves tagging along whenever the goats are taken out to graze. John may be a future engineer, since he loves taking household objects apart just to see how they are made.  John parents are both farmers. There are six children in the family, and John’s twin sister Rahab also attends LEAP Preschool. John’s older sister Mary Wangui attends Cornerstone.

 

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Joseph Thuo

November 24, 2015

Joseph Thuo

November 24, 2015

Joseph’s teachers describe him as a quiet child who prefers playing alone. He loves kicking a soccer ball around and playing with the toy cars and trucks at LEAP Preschool.  Joseph lives with both parents, who are both farmers and manual laborers, and with his two older brothers.

 

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Kelvin Njoroge  

September 10, 2015

Kelvin Njoroge  

September 10, 2015

Kelvin is a friendly and intelligent child. He loves soccer and playing with toy cars.  His mom farms her own land and operates a roadside vegetable stand.  His father is an unemployed driver.  Kelvin is the youngest of 5 kids. 

 

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Margret Wangui

August 31, 2015

Margret Wangui

August 31, 2015

Margret is a lively and affectionate child, whose favorite game is dodgeball. Learning people’s names is very important to Margret. At home, she helps by sweeping and she loves assisting in the kitchen.  Margret’s parents are both manual laborers. Margret is the second of three children.

 

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Mary Mugo

August 25, 2014

Mary Mugo

August 25, 2014

Mary’s dream is to become a safari driver, or maybe a doctor. Even at this young age, Mary is unafraid of public speaking, and loves reciting her Bible memory verses to an audience.  Mary’s mother passed away and her father abandoned the family, leaving Mary’s grandmother to care for her and her two brothers. Her grandmother depends on the support of neighbors and friends to help care for the children.

 

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Mary Nyambura

January 22, 2015

Mary Nyambura

January 22, 2015

Mary is most content when she is helping with domestic chores, especially laundry and dishes. Imaginative play comes very easily to Mary, and she often pretends to be a chef. Mary has aspirations of becoming a doctor.  Mary’s dad is employed at the local butchery, and her mom does manual labor. Her younger sister Mary Maina also attends LEAP Preschool. Mary is the third of five children in the family.

 

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Mercy Ngoiri

June 20, 2015 

Mercy Ngoiri

June 20, 2015 

Mercy loves to read, sing, and dance.  Her dad is a manual laborer and her mom does odd jobs like washing clothes.   Mercy is the youngest of 5 children. 

 

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Milka Wanjiku 

October 29, 2015

Milka Wanjiku 

October 29, 2015

Milka has a very active imagination and loves to play house. She gets along well with everyone.  Milka’s parents are both farmers and she is the fourth of five kids. 

 

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Nancy Njeri

February 2, 2015

Nancy Njeri

February 2, 2015

Nancy’s favorite activities are singing, dancing, and playing hide-and-seek. At playtime, you’ll find her serving up pretend food from the play kitchen at LEAP Preschool. Her favorite animals are cats and dogs.  Nancy’s dad drives a bus and her mom operates a roadside vegetable stand. Nancy is the third of four children.

 

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Peninah Karanja

March 11, 2015

Peninah Karanja

March 11, 2015

Peninah tends to be the center of attention and has a special talent for memorizing and singing. She loves pretending to be a chef.  Peninah’s parents are both farmers, and she is the youngest of four children.

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Peter Wangonya  

September 3, 2015

Peter Wangonya  

September 3, 2015

Peter is a playful and affectionate child. His teacher describes him as a good-hearted boy who can win anyone over with his smile.  His parents separated because of domestic violence, so Peter and his mother now live with his aunt. His mother works as a manual laborer on a construction site.  Peter is the third of four children. His cousins Meshack and Daniel attend Cornerstone.

 

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Rahab Wambui

September 29, 2015

Rahab Wambui

September 29, 2015

Rahab is an introvert who prefers to listen instead of talk. She responds slowly and cautiously in new situations. At home, Rahab helps with the dishes and laundry. She is also skilled at making her own pull toys with recycled materials.  Rahab’s parents are farmers. There are six children in the family, and Rahab’s twin brother John also attends LEAP Preschool. Rahab’s older sister Mary Wangui attends Cornerstone.

 

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Ryan Ngigi

October 10, 2015

Ryan Ngigi

October 10, 2015

Ryan is an outgoing, bubbly child who loves being around people. At home, he enjoys playing group games or rolling tires with friends. Ryan adores playing with animals, especially cats.  Ryan and his younger brother are currently being cared for by their grandparents. Their single mother is employed in a town an hour away. Ryan’s aunt and uncle, Joyce and Martin, attend Cornerstone.

 

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Samuel Gathaiya

April 4, 2015

Samuel Gathaiya

April 4, 2015

Samuel has big dreams of becoming President. At home, his favorite place to be is close to his mom, who says he is a bit of a chatterbox. He likes singing, rolling tires, and playing with his handmade toy cars.  Samuel’s dad is sometimes employed as a manual laborer, and his mom is a housewife. Samuel is the fourth of five children in the family.

 

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Sheila Chebet

March 29, 2015

Sheila Chebet

March 29, 2015

Sheila is an intelligent and quiet girl who loves to write and draw.  Her father is a sand harvester and her mother is a housewife.  Sheila is the oldest of two children.

 

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Stephen Komo

June 16, 2015

Stephen Komo

June 16, 2015

Stephen is confident, brave, and carefree. He has an easy laugh and loves singing. Toy cars and soccer rank high on his list of favorite things. Stephen has aspirations of becoming a pilot.  Stephen’s parents are both sometimes employed as manual laborers to provide for their five children. Stephen is the youngest child in the family.

 

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Tabitha Wambui

December 8, 2015

Tabitha Wambui

December 8, 2015

Tabitha is inventive and crafty. She creates her own dolls, and strings beads to make necklaces for friends. She is consistently joyful, and nothing makes her happier than jumping rope.  Both of Tabitha’s parents do manual labor and odd jobs to support their family. Tabitha is the youngest of three children.

 

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Teresiah Njeri

February 4, 2015

Teresiah Njeri

February 4, 2015

Teresiah is energetic and outgoing, and loves being in the spotlight, either singing or dancing. Her favorite animals are cats and dogs.  Teresiah’s single mother provides for her four children and one grandchild by farming. At home, Teresiah helps with the cooking, cleaning, and laundry.

 

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Tiffany Wairimu 

June 28, 2015

Tiffany Wairimu 

June 28, 2015

Tiffany is an intelligent and creative child who enjoys imaginative play. She loves playing house, playing with dolls, and pretending to cook. Her older brother Samuel attends Cornerstone.  Tiffany’s mom is a street food vendor who sells mandazi (Kenyan doughnuts), and her dad sells secondhand clothes.

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