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Abigael Wairimu

April 27, 2012

Abigael Wairimu

April 27, 2012

Abigael is an outgoing and sweet child, with a great sense of humor. She is the youngest of three girls. She lives with her mom and siblings. Her parents are separated. Abigael’s older sister Dalfa also attends Cornerstone, and her mom works at Cornerstone as a janitor.

 

 

Amos Kibui 

July 7, 2011

Amos Kibui 

July 7, 2011

Amos has dreams of becoming a policeman when he grows up. His favorite animals are goats, and his best subject in school is English. Amos loves to play soccer and helps at home by washing the dishes.

He lives with his mom and is the 4th of 6 children. His mom is a manual laborer. Amos’s sister Deborah Wambui attends LEAP Academy.

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Angeline Wambui

December 30, 2012

Angeline Wambui

December 30, 2012

Angeline lives with her single mother and is the youngest of three children. 

She’s an outgoing, carefree spirit who dances to the beat of her own drum. Her favorite animal is a lion, and she’s happiest when she’s jumping rope at recess. Angeline wants to be a teacher someday. 

Her older brother Samuel Njuguna also attends Cornerstone. 

 

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Antonio Kamau

April 8, 2008

Antonio Kamau

April 8, 2008

Antonio’s parents are separated. He lives with his mother and 2 siblings. Antonio is the middle child. He loves playing soccer, and running. He’s a very sociable and friendly child.

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Benson Gichuhi

April 8, 2009

Benson Gichuhi

April 8, 2009

Benson lives with his mother and is the last born of eight children. He enjoys running and soccer. His older twin sisters, Naomi and Tabitha, and older brother Joseph also attend Cornerstone.

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Benson Mwema

May 20, 2007

Benson Mwema

May 20, 2007

Benson lives with his father and mother. He's the sixth of seven children in the family. He loves soccer, running and singing.

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Blessing Naomi

March 24, 2014

Blessing Naomi

March 24, 2014

Blessing is an active girl whose favorite part of preschool is the nature walks. She is fascinated by insects.

Both of Blessings’s parents work hard running small businesses; her dad sells fish, and her mother is a tailor, but they still don’t earn enough to meet their family’s basic needs.

Her older sisters Mary and Grace both attend Cornerstone.

 

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Brandon Njoroge

April 10, 2011

Brandon Njoroge

April 10, 2011

Brandon lives with both parents. His mom is a housewife and his father drives a bus. Brandon’s twin sister Sheila also attends Cornerstone.

Brandon is a social and active boy, and loves playing soccer with his siblings. His teacher describes him as being goal-oriented, creative, and having the character of a leader. 

 

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Brian Kamau

June 6, 2011

Brian Kamau

June 6, 2011

Brian loves playing games, including soccer with his friends. Brian lives with his parents and is the second born of the four children in his family. His sister Christine also attends Cornerstone. Brian’s mother works as a farmer, and his dad as a manual laborer, taking odd jobs as they are available.

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Celline Hoka

December 18, 2010

Celline Hoka

December 18, 2010

Celline loves reading and playing. She lives with her parents and two sisters. Her parents both work as farmers. Her older sister Rina also attends Cornerstone.

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Christine Wanjeri

October 8, 2008

Christine Wanjeri

October 8, 2008

Christine lives with her parents, and is the first born of four children. Her brother Brian also attends Cornerstone. Christine enjoys playing, despite an old injury to her left knee which sometimes causes her pain. She helps at home with household chores. Christine’s mother works as a farmer, and her dad as a manual laborer, taking odd jobs as they are available.

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Dalfa Waithera

June 27, 2007

Dalfa Waithera

June 27, 2007

Dalfa lives with her father and mother and has 2 siblings. She loves playing with her friends, singing and soccer. She is outgoing, funny and expressive. She works hard and is an above average student.

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Daniel Kigamba

July 21, 2012

Daniel Kigamba

July 21, 2012

Daniel’s favorite things are: the color red, cows, and eating chapati, a delicious Kenyan flatbread. Daniel lives with both parents and three siblings. His older brother Samuel Kahato also attends Cornerstone. His parents are farmers.

 

 

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Daniel Wangonya

June 17, 2012

Daniel Wangonya

June 17, 2012

Daniel is a highly motivated student whose best subjects are English and reading. He wants to be a teacher someday. His idea of happiness is playing with toy cars. 

Daniel is the 6th of 8 children. He lives with his mother, who is sometimes employed as a manual laborer. 

 

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David Kariuki

May 24, 2005

David Kariuki

May 24, 2005

David lives with his mother and is the youngest of four children. His favorite thing to do is play soccer with his friends. David's teachers describe him as a very good student.

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David Kingori

July 27, 2008

David Kingori

July 27, 2008

David lives with his father, mother and 5 siblings. He enjoys playing group games, jumping rope, and soccer. David’s older brother Macharia also attends Cornerstone.

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Deborah Wambui

January 11, 2014

Deborah Wambui

January 11, 2014

Deborah is the tiniest child in her class, and often gets “mothered” by the other students. She’s great at coloring, science, and singing. At playtime, Deborah loves building with Legos.

Deborah lives with her mom, who is a manual laborer, and her 5 siblings.

 

 

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Dennis Mwenda

November 15, 2011

Dennis Mwenda

November 15, 2011

Dennis loves playing with toy cars, and playing soccer with his friends. Dennis lives with both parents and his two older brothers. His dad is a sand harvester, and his mother is a farmer.

 

Dorcas Njeri 

July 10, 2010

Dorcas Njeri 

July 10, 2010

Dorcas lives with her mother and is the youngest of seven children. Her niece (and best friend), Elizabeth Nyakio, also attends Cornerstone. Another niece, Esther Wanjiru, attends LEAP Academy.

Dorcas’ teacher describes her as outspoken and inquisitive. She excels at science, and has aspirations of becoming a doctor.

 

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Eddy Njoroge 

May 20, 2012

Eddy Njoroge 

May 20, 2012

Eddy lives with both parents. His father sells water from a donkey cart and his mom operates a small roadside grocery shop. Eddy is the 4th of 6 children. 

He’s a hardworking student, who loves English and reading. Eddy wants to become a bus driver. 

 

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Elijah Kariuki

August 27, 2013

Elijah Kariuki

August 27, 2013

Elijah lives with his parents and 5 siblings. His older brother Godfrey also attends Cornerstone.

Elijah is a quiet and artistic child. He excels at fine motor play with beads, and loves soccer. He’s a sweet natured child, always ready with a smile. 

 

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Elizabeth Nyakio

August 9, 2010

Elizabeth Nyakio

August 9, 2010

Elizabeth is an affectionate girl, who loves to sing and dance. She dreams of becoming a doctor, and her favorite subject is English.

Her aunt (Dorcas Njeri) also attends Cornerstone. Elizabeth and Dorcas are inseparable. Elizabeth’s younger sister Esther Wanjiru attends LEAP Academy.

Elizabeth lives with her mother and her grandmother.

 

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Esther Njambi 

May 17, 2012

Esther Njambi 

May 17, 2012

Esther’s household chores include sweeping the house and doing the dishes. She lives with her mom and is the 3rd of 4 children. Her mom works as a manual laborer.

Esther’s favorite color is red, and her favorite animal is a giraffe. In school, she loves studying English, and aspires to grow up to be a teacher.

 

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Esther Wangui

July 18, 2004

Esther Wangui

July 18, 2004

Esther lives with her parents and four siblings. Esther helps at home by cooking and caring for the family's animals. She enjoys playing with dolls, jumping rope and singing. Esther is a good student who loves to learn.

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Esther Wanjiru Wairimu

January 16, 2013

Esther Wanjiru Wairimu

January 16, 2013

Esther is an extrovert, who is friends with everyone. Her teacher describes her as talkative and says she always has her hand up to answer questions, whether she knows the answer or not.

She loves dancing, singing, playing house, and playing with dolls.

She lives with her mother and grandmother. Her older sister Elizabeth and her aunt Dorcas attend Cornerstone.

 

 

 

Evanson Ngugi

August 12, 2014

Evanson Ngugi

August 12, 2014

Evanson is a highly intelligent child who enjoys the company of adults. His favorite color is red. 

He loves building with blocks and Legos.

Evanson is the youngest of three children. They live with their single mother, who is employed as a manual laborer. His older brother Justin also attends Cornerstone.

 

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Faith Muthoni

November 27, 2013

Faith Muthoni

November 27, 2013

Faith lives with both parents and has three older brothers. Her brother John Ngugi attends Cornerstone. Both her parents are farmers, and her father also harvests sand.

Faith is attentive to detail. She loves singing, playing with dolls, and could listen to stories all day.

 

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Faith Nyakererio

January 2, 2012

Faith Nyakererio

January 2, 2012

Faith has an energetic personality and a great sense of humor. She lives with her mother and two siblings.   Her father is deceased. Her older brother Joseph Otiso also attends Cornerstone.

 

 

 

Francis Keruka

August 25, 2005

Francis Keruka

August 25, 2005

Francis lives with his parents and 5 siblings. His father has been crippled for 35 years. Francis is one of the best students in the class; curious and highly intelligent. His younger sister Judy also attends Cornerstone.

 

Francis Mwangi

March 16, 2014

Francis Mwangi

March 16, 2014

Francis lives with both parents. His mother is a farmer and his father is a mason and does other manual labor.

Francis is the youngest of two children. His older brother Kelvin Maura attends Cornerstone.

Francis is the brightest student in his class. His teacher is impressed by the fact that he has not once caused her any trouble. His favorite activity is story time, closely followed by soccer, and he also loves to build with blocks.

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Geoffrey Mburu

January 24, 2004

Geoffrey Mburu

January 24, 2004

Geoffrey lives with his father, mother and 4 younger siblings. He enjoys soccer, running, and singing/music. Geoffrey is shy but gaining confidence.

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George Mburu

May 20, 2011

George Mburu

May 20, 2011

George is a playful, active boy who enjoys soccer. He wants to be a bus driver when he grows up. If George could be any animal, he would want to be a lion.

George helps his mom at home by running errands. His parents separated in 2012. His mom is a farmer and also washes clothes to help make ends meet. George has 4 older siblings.

 

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Gifton Kariuki

May 25, 2014

Gifton Kariuki

May 25, 2014

Gifton lives with both parents. His mother owns a roadside vegetable stand and his father does manual labor. He is their only child.

Gifton loves building, especially with magnetic building tiles, and is talkative and always eager to learn. He is fascinated by insects, and also a talented soccer player.

 

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Godfrey Maina

September 14, 2008

Godfrey Maina

September 14, 2008

Godfrey lives with his parents and 5 siblings. His household responsibilities include running errands and gathering firewood. He enjoys singing, soccer, jumping rope, and running.

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Grace Mumbi

June 30, 2013

Grace Mumbi

June 30, 2013

Grace’s mother was crippled by a stroke several years ago, at which point the father abandoned the family. There are 6 children in the family. Grace helps her mother with household chores like sweeping and washing dishes.

Grace is obedient and jovial. Her favorite playtime activity is with the toy kitchen, where she makes and serves pretend food for her classmates.

 

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Grace Tigia

June 29, 2007

Grace Tigia

June 29, 2007

Grace wants to become a doctor so she can help people. Her best subjects are English and Math. Grace lives with her mother, older brother, and younger sister. She is the middle child. Her mother is a farmer.

 

Grace Wairimu

June 19, 2008

Grace Wairimu

June 19, 2008

Grace lives with her mother, two younger siblings, grandmother and her grandmother's young children. Grace enjoys playing with her friends, jump rope and singing.

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Grace Wambui 

January 4, 2013

Grace Wambui 

January 4, 2013

Grace lives with both parents. Her mother is a community health worker. Her father is disabled after a work-related accident, which might be why Grace aspires to become a doctor.

Grace is the sixth of seven children in the family. Her older sister, Mercy Mwihaki, also attends Cornerstone. Grace’s favorite play time activity is jump rope.

 

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Grace Wanjiku

June 18, 2012

Grace Wanjiku

June 18, 2012

Grace is a confident and outgoing girl, the third born of four children in the family. Her older sister Mary Waithera attends Cornerstone. Both of Grace’s parents work hard running small businesses; her dad sells fish, and her mother is a tailor, but they still don’t earn enough to meet their family’s basic needs.

 

 

 

Hannah Wambui

January 7, 2012

Hannah Wambui

January 7, 2012

Hannah is an only child, and lives with her grandmother. Her grandmother keeps chickens for a living.

Hannah is very intelligent, and enjoys babies and younger children. At school, she loves English and reading.

 

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Hellen Wangui 

January 23, 2012

Hellen Wangui 

January 23, 2012

Hellen lives with both parents. She is the 4th of 5 children. 

Her hobbies include reading, playing, and she also enjoys helping with household chores like sweeping the house. Her teacher describes Hellen as quiet and reserved but always smiling.

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Hope Nyambura

April 22, 2012

Hope Nyambura

April 22, 2012

Hope is a talkative child, who enjoys dancing. She’s struggling to catch up in school, but her teacher is optimistic. Hope’s parents are separated. She lives with her mom, one older sister, grandmother, and other extended family members. Hope’s mother is employed as a house keeper.

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Hopeson Mwaria

January 31, 2005

Hopeson Mwaria

January 31, 2005

Hopeson lives with his mother and two siblings. For fun he enjoys soccer and running. He helps at home with laundry and by carrying water. His teachers describe him as a good student.

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Jacinta Wachuka

April 1, 2014

Jacinta Wachuka

April 1, 2014

Jacinta lives with her mom, who does daily manual labor to make ends meet. Jacinta is the youngest of 8 children.

Jacinta’s teacher describes her as a courageous and feisty child. She’s exceptionally well organized, and enjoys writing, reading and soccer.

 

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Jackline Wangeci

June 20, 2011

Jackline Wangeci

June 20, 2011

Jackline’s favorite subject is math. She’s outgoing, and enjoys group games. Her biological dad was killed in a road accident when her mother was 2 months pregnant. Her mother recently remarried. Jackline lives with her mother, step-father, and two siblings.

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James Kafuri

October 26, 2010

James Kafuri

October 26, 2010

James is a laid back, social kid who is good at reading. He enjoys playing soccer with his friends. He lives with his mother and has 5 siblings. His mother supports the family with her sewing skills, and by selling second-hand clothes.

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James Mungai

December 2, 2010

James Mungai

December 2, 2010

James is gregarious and outgoing. You’ll rarely see him without a huge smile on his face. He enjoys reading and playing soccer. He lives with both parents and three siblings.

 

Jane Muthoni 

November 6, 2010

Jane Muthoni 

November 6, 2010

Jane’s parents are separated, and her mother works as a manual laborer. Jane’s older sister, Veronicah, also attends Cornerstone.

Her teacher describes Jane as a very bright girl. Her favorite subject is English and she wants to be a teacher when she grows up. Jane enjoys jumping rope and hopscotch. Cats are her favorite animal. 

 

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Jane Njeri

July 8, 2006

Jane Njeri

July 8, 2006

Jane lives with her parents, who are farmers, and four siblings. She helps at home with the cleaning and laundry. She enjoys playing jump rope with her friends. Her older sister Esther also attends Cornerstone.

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Jane Nyambura

May 16, 2013

Jane Nyambura

May 16, 2013

Jane lives with her parents, and is the third of four children. Her older brother Brian and sister Christine also attend Cornerstone

Jane is a bright child, at the top of her class. Her teacher says she listens well. She’s a talented singer, and loves playing with dolls and toy animals.

 

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Jane Wairimu

February 25, 2013

Jane Wairimu

February 25, 2013

Jane lives with her mom and three of her five siblings. Her two oldest siblings are married. Her brother Joel and sister Susan also attend Cornerstone. Jane’s father died in 2012, before she was born. Her mom is a daily manual laborer and farmer.

Jane’s teacher describes her as an imaginative and musical child who loves dancing and singing.

 

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Jane Waithera

April 3, 2014

Jane Waithera

April 3, 2014

Jane is a sweet and affectionate girl. She’s artistic and happiest when she’s coloring. She also likes to jump rope.

Jane lives with both parents, and is the 4th of 5 children. Her dad is a night watchman. 

 

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Jane Wangari

December 28, 2012

Jane Wangari

December 28, 2012

Jane is an outgoing and playful child. She lives with both parents and two older brothers. Her parents are employed selling wood, and working in a small grocery shop.

 

Jane Wanjiru

December 22, 2007

Jane Wanjiru

December 22, 2007

Jane lives with her father, mother and two siblings. She helps her family around the house by cleaning, and she enjoys singing and music. Jane's older brother, Geoffrey also attends Cornerstone.

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Jason Gakuo

February 4, 2010

Jason Gakuo

February 4, 2010

Jason dreams of joining the army someday. His favorite subject is Swahili. He is also fascinated by cars, and engines. Jason is the youngest of 4 children. He lives with both parents. Jason’s father is a farmer and his mother is a manual laborer (washing, digging).

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Joel Ndungu

January 29, 2010

Joel Ndungu

January 29, 2010

Joel is a laid back child, with a talent for drawing and soccer. Joel lives with his mom and three of his five siblings. His two oldest siblings are married. His sister Susan also attends Cornerstone. Joel’s father died in 2012. Her mom is a daily manual laborer and farmer.

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John Macharia

February 22, 2004

John Macharia

February 22, 2004

Macharia lives with his father, mother and 5 siblings. He loves to sing, run, and play soccer. His teachers have noticed his strong leadership qualities. His younger brother David also attends Cornerstone.

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John Mwaniki

May 5, 2014

John Mwaniki

May 5, 2014

John lives with both parents and is the 8th of 9 children. His father is a night watchman and his mother does manual labor.

John loves coloring and active play, especially soccer.

 

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John Ng’ang’a

May 9, 2014

John Ng’ang’a

May 9, 2014

John is a shy boy, who is happiest when he’s outside, jumping around or playing with a ball.

He is the only child, and lives with both parents. His mother is a manual laborer and his dad harvests sand.

 

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John Ngugi

March 6, 2009

John Ngugi

March 6, 2009

John enjoys running and playing soccer. He lives with both parents and has two older brothers and a younger sister. Both his parents are farmers, and his father also harvests sand.

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Jonah Njoroge

November 21, 2005

Jonah Njoroge

November 21, 2005

Jonah lives with his father, mother and 4 siblings. His favorite things to do include playing soccer, running, and singing/music. Jonah's younger siblings, Peter and Monicah, also attend Cornerstone.

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Joseph Karanja

September 28, 2008

Joseph Karanja

September 28, 2008

Joseph lives with his father, mother and three siblings. For fun, Joseph enjoys soccer, and playing other group games with friends.

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Joseph Mwaura

July 13, 2014

Joseph Mwaura

July 13, 2014

Joseph is an only child, and lives with his grandparents. 

He is the fastest runner in his class, and loves playing with toy cars. He’s eager to learn, quiet, active and brave.

 

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Joseph Mwaura Muthithi 

February 21, 2011

Joseph Mwaura Muthithi 

February 21, 2011

Joseph lives with his grandparents.  He’s the oldest of two children.

Joseph likes soccer, and helping with the house cleaning.

His teacher describes him as a quiet and soft-spoken child. Joseph’s best subject is math, and he has dreams of being a pilot someday. His favorite animal is the elephant.

 

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Joseph N Gichuhi

October 26, 2009

Joseph N Gichuhi

October 26, 2009

Joseph has dreams of becoming an engineer and is an avid soccer player. He lives with both parents and his younger brother, Thomas, who also attends Cornerstone. His father is a farmer and his mother runs a small roadside shop.

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Joseph N Wangui

May 8, 2006

Joseph N Wangui

May 8, 2006

Joseph lives with his mother and is the fifth born of eight children. He loves singing, running and playing soccer. His younger siblings Naomi, Tabitha and Benson also attend Cornerstone.

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Joseph Otiso

June 29, 2009

Joseph Otiso

June 29, 2009

Otiso lives with his mother and two siblings. His father is deceased. He enjoys group games with friends and singing. Otiso helps his mom by caring for the family's donkey and chickens.

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Josephat Ichumari

February 10, 2008

Josephat Ichumari

February 10, 2008

Ichumari lives with his father and mother and is the 7th of 8 children. His household chores include gathering firewood and caring for the family's chickens. He loves running, soccer and playing with friends.

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Joy Wanjiku 

June 15, 2012

Joy Wanjiku 

June 15, 2012

Joy lives with her single mother. She loves writing and playing soccer. Her teacher describes her as being organized and neat. 

Her older sister Ruth works as a janitor at Cornerstone. 

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Joyce Wairimu

January 10, 2014

Joyce Wairimu

January 10, 2014

Joyce lives with both parents, who are both sometimes employed as manual laborers. Joyce is the youngest of the five children in the family.

Joyce is a gifted student who lives for story time and is fascinated by dinosaurs. One of her favorite preschool activities is the play kitchen.

 

 

Joyce Wangari

January 10, 2008

Joyce Wangari

January 10, 2008

Joyce lives with her parents. There are 14 children in her family, four of whom are young enough to still live at home. Joyce enjoys music, singing and playing with friends. Her younger brother, Martin, also attends Cornerstone.

 

Judy Nyambura

January 4, 2008

Judy Nyambura

January 4, 2008

Judy lives with her parents. There are 5 children in her family. Her father has been crippled for 35 years. Judy's teachers say that she is very driven to succeed and works hard. Her older brother Francis also attends Cornerstone.

 

Justin Mbogo

June 10, 2009

Justin Mbogo

June 10, 2009

Justin is absolutely charming. He loves science, and wants to become a pilot. He’s intrigued by electricity. Justin is the second born of three children. They live with their single mother, who is employed as a daily manual laborer.

 

Kelvin Mwangi

November 2, 2005

Kelvin Mwangi

November 2, 2005

Kelvin lives with his father and mother and has 4 siblings. He enjoys soccer, running and singing. Kelvin's younger brother Stephen also attenders Cornerstone.

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Kelvin Mwaura

August 28, 2012

Kelvin Mwaura

August 28, 2012

Kelvin likes playing soccer and helps at home by washing dishes. Kelvin’s teacher describes him as creative and playful.

He lives with both parents, and is the oldest of two kids. Kelvin’s mother is a farmer and his father is a mason, who also does odd jobs to support the family.

 

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Magdaline Wairimu

May 18, 2005

Magdaline Wairimu

May 18, 2005

Magdaline is a social, outgoing girl who enjoys reading. She has two older siblings. Her parents separated when Magdaline was a year old. Her mother supports the family doing daily manual labor.

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Margaret Wambui

February 1, 2012

Margaret Wambui

February 1, 2012

Margaret is absolutely delightful. She likes to help with household chores. She lives with both parents and 3 siblings. Margaret’s dad is a sand harvester, and her mother takes odd jobs where they can be found, such as washing clothes.

 

Margaret Wambui Mwangi

January 1, 2014

Margaret Wambui Mwangi

January 1, 2014

Margaret lives with her grandparents. Her grandmother farms their small plot of land, and her 

grandfather is sometimes employed as a piki (motorcycle taxi) driver.

Margaret is an only child, who is shy, quiet, and a perfectionist. She’s the youngest in her class, but determined to keep up with the others. Her favorite toy at school is the play kitchen.

 

 

Margaret Wanjiku

March 3, 2008

Margaret Wanjiku

March 3, 2008

Margaret’s best subjects are Swahili and Math. She wants to become a doctor. She loves singing and playing with her friends. She lives with both parents and is the youngest of 10 children. Her dad works as a guard and her mother as a farmer. Her sister Mary also attends Cornerstone.

 

Martin Wainana

October 10, 2009

Martin Wainana

October 10, 2009

Martin lives with his father and mother. There are 14 children in the family, four of whom still live at home. For fun, he enjoys playing soccer and playing with friends. Martin's older sister Joyce also attends Cornerstone.

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Mary Gathoni

December 1, 2005

Mary Gathoni

December 1, 2005

Mary has big dreams of becoming President. Her favorite subject is Swahili. She enjoys singing and playing with friends. Her younger sister Margaret also attends Cornerstone. She lives with both parents and is the 9th of 10 children. Her dad works as a guard and her mother is a farmer.

 

Mary Njeri

March 14, 2008

Mary Njeri

March 14, 2008

Mary dreams of becoming a teacher, and her favorite subject is math. She has an impressive talent for gymnastics. Her sister Peninah also attends Cornerstone. Mary lives with her parents and two siblings. Her father is employed as a tractor driver, ploughing fields, and her mother is a farmer.

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Mary Thuku

October 22, 2012

Mary Thuku

October 22, 2012

Mary lives with both parents. Mother is a farmer and father is a casual laborer. Mary helps at home by sweeping and washing dishes. She’s the youngest of 4 children.

Mary’s favorite color is green. Her idea of happiness is playing hide-and-seek and eating sandwiches. Mary aspires to become a pilot.

 

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Mary W Gitiria

August 7, 2010

Mary W Gitiria

August 7, 2010

Mary is a highly musical child- her teacher says that Mary often hums and sings quietly to herself in class. Mary lives with her grandmother, her mother, and her two sisters. Her parents are separated due to domestic violence. Her mother is currently unemployed.

 

Mary W Matheri

March 13, 2005

Mary W Matheri

March 13, 2005

Mary lives with her older sister and her sister's two children. She enjoys soccer, singing and playing games with friends. Mary's teachers describe her as jovial and outspoken. She is confident and expresses herself well.

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Mary Waithera

March 7, 2011

Mary Waithera

March 7, 2011

Mary lives with both parents, and is the second born of four children in her family. Mary loves singing and playing group games with her friends.

Both of Mary’s parents work hard running small businesses; her dad sells fish, and her mother is a tailor, but they still don’t earn enough to meet their family’s basic needs.

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Mary Wangui

May 3, 2011

Mary Wangui

May 3, 2011

Mary is a talkative child who works hard in school. Her teacher describes her as having a lot of persistence. She loves to dance. Mary’s dad is a farmer and her mother is a casual laborer. Mary lives with both parents and four siblings.

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Mary Wanjira 

March 3, 2010

Mary Wanjira 

March 3, 2010

Mary lives with both parents. Her parents are sometimes employed as manual laborers. Her sister, Rahab Kyalo, also attends Cornerstone.

She is a quiet, reserved girl, but she asks lots of good questions. She also loves soccer. Her favorite animal is the giraffe because of its beautiful skin. Math is her best subject, and she dreams of one day becoming a doctor. 

 

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Maryanne Njoki

June 16, 2011

Maryanne Njoki

June 16, 2011

Maryanne loves singing and playing. Maryanne lives with her mom and her 4 siblings. Her mother does daily manual labor, like digging, to support her family.

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Melvin Chege

September 10, 2013

Melvin Chege

September 10, 2013

Melvin is an outgoing child, who’s always first in line, and loves to help the teacher lead and direct the other kids. He’s a great reader and writer. At playtime, you’ll find him building with Legos, driving matchbox cars, or playing soccer.

Melvin lives with both parents, and is the 6th of 7 children.

 

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Mercy Mwihaki

November 7, 2008

Mercy Mwihaki

November 7, 2008

Mercy aspires to become a doctor. She loves to sing. At home she helps with simple chores. Her father is a sand harvester, and her mom is a farmer and voluntary community health worker. Mercy has 4 older brothers and one younger sister.

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Mercy Wangui

February 13, 2012

Mercy Wangui

February 13, 2012

Mercy is an intelligent and outgoing child, eager to learn. Her favorite color is red, and her favorite animals are cows. Her parents are separated.   She lives with her mom and is the youngest of 3 children. Her older brother Antonio attends Cornerstone. 

 

Meshack Karanja

March 20, 2011

Meshack Karanja

March 20, 2011

Meshack is an outgoing, talkative and playful child. His hobbies include singing and rapping. His favorite subject is math, and he thinks he might want to be a banker someday.

He is the 5th of 8 children, and lives with his mom. His mother is a manual laborer.

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Michael Njoroge

April 13, 2009

Michael Njoroge

April 13, 2009

Michael is an only child. His favorite thing to do is play soccer. He lives with his grandmother and aunts and uncles. His mother lives in another town, two hours to the north, working at a hotel.

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Michael Njoroge Nioki

March 9, 2014

Michael Njoroge Nioki

March 9, 2014

Michael lives with his mother, and is the last born of three children in the family.

Michael may be a future soccer star; he is incredibly talented for his age. He’s happiest when he’s building towers, doing puzzles, or playing with marbles. His teacher describes him as an eager learner.

 

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Milka Gathoni

September 11, 2014

Milka Gathoni

September 11, 2014

Milka is the youngest of 5 children. Her dad was disabled by a stroke last year and is now unemployed. Her mother is a manual laborer.

Milka is a boisterous girl who loves playing house, pretending to cook food for her classmates, and playing with dolls. Her favorite game is hide-and-seek.

 

 

Monicah Njoki

July 31, 2010

Monicah Njoki

July 31, 2010

Monicah lives with her parents and 4 siblings. She enjoys playing with dolls, jumping rope, running and singing. Two of her older brothers, Peter and Jonah, also attend Cornerstone.

 

Moses Ndung’u

May 15, 2011

Moses Ndung’u

May 15, 2011

Moses is an extrovert. His favorite activity is reading time, and he’s always the first one to the reading mat. Moses lives with his widowed mother, and is the youngest of four children. His father was killed in a road accident.

 

Moses Njoroge

July 6, 2013

Moses Njoroge

July 6, 2013

According to his teacher, Moses is “a man who can go far.” He loves music, soccer, and playing with magnetic building tiles. His pace at most things is slow and steady. 

He lives with both parents and three siblings. His older brother James Mungai attends Cornerstone.

 

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Naomi Ngoiri

May 1, 2007

Naomi Ngoiri

May 1, 2007

Naomi lives with her mother and seven siblings. She loves to sing, jump rope and run. Naomi's twin sister Tabitha, older brother Joseph and younger brother Benson also attend Cornerstone.

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Naomi Wairimu

June 18, 2010

Naomi Wairimu

June 18, 2010

Naomi’s teacher describes her as social and outgoing. She is a motivated student, and excels at reading and writing. Naomi and her younger sister are living with their grandparents, while their mother works in a neighboring town.

 

Nicholas Ndirangu

June 17, 2012

Nicholas Ndirangu

June 17, 2012

Nicholas lives with his parents, who are both blind. He is the youngest of 4 children.

He’s a quiet and reserved child. Nicholas would love to be a teacher or a farmer when he grows up. His favorite subject is English. If Nicolas could be any animal, he would choose to be an elephant.

 

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Patrick Murira

February 25, 2015

Patrick Murira

February 25, 2015

Patrick is cautious and reserved. He prefers to watch from the sidelines before jumping in. He especially loves building with magnetic tiles and playing with matchbox cars.

Patrick lives with his mom and four siblings. His mother does daily manual labor, like digging, to support the family.

 

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Paul Karanja

March 15, 2012

Paul Karanja

March 15, 2012

Paul is the youngest of three boys. He lives with both parents. He loves to play group games with his friends, especially soccer, and gets along well with his peers. He is healthy, other than an allergy to certain proteins. Paul’s dad works as a mason, and his mother runs a small shop.

 

Paul Waithaka

August 22, 2012

Paul Waithaka

August 22, 2012

Paul is a quiet and reserved child, but he dreams of becoming a salesman someday. His favorite color is red, and his favorite animal is a zebra. 

He’s an only child, and lives with his father and his grandparents.

 

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Pauline Ngina

May 20, 2011

Pauline Ngina

May 20, 2011

Pauline’s teacher describes her as obedient and helpful. She likes to help with household chores. Pauline lives with her grandmother, three older siblings, and other extended family members. Pauline’s grandmother works as a farmer.

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Peninah Wanjiru

April 7, 2012

Peninah Wanjiru

April 7, 2012

Peninah is a shy girl, who enjoys dancing. Peninah lives with her parents and two siblings. Her sister Mary also attends Cornerstone. Her father is employed as a tractor driver, ploughing fields, and her mother is a farmer.

 

Peter Karori

April 23, 2013

Peter Karori

April 23, 2013

Despite a difficult home life, Peter is a happy child. At school he especially loves story time, matchbox cars, the play kitchen, and dancing. His twin sister Tabitha Waruguru also attends LEAP Academy.

 

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Peter Mwangi

February 24, 2008

Peter Mwangi

February 24, 2008

Peter lives with his father, mother and four siblings. For fun, he loves singing, running, soccer, and playing with friends. Peter's older brother, Jonah, and younger sister, Monicah, also attend Cornerstone.

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Peter Ng’ang’a

September 22, 2011

Peter Ng’ang’a

September 22, 2011

Peter’s teacher describes him as a born storyteller. He has a great sense of humor, and loves running and playing soccer. Peter is the youngest of 6 children. He lives with his mother, siblings, and extended family. Peter’s mother works as a farmer.

 

Prince Kariuki

September 5, 2014 

Prince Kariuki

September 5, 2014 

Prince lives with his single mother, who owns a small vegetable stand. He is the youngest of 6 children.

Prince is a talkative, joyful and energetic child who likes to draw. He loves matchbox cars, playing soccer, and playing with home-made toys.

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Rahab Kyalo

December 7, 2011

Rahab Kyalo

December 7, 2011

Rehab lives with both parents, who work as manual laborers. She loves helping at home by sweeping, and also enjoys playing soccer and jumping rope with her sister, Mary Wanjira, who also attends Cornerstone. 

Rahab is a shy, good-natured and introverted student. Her favorite subjects are English and reading.

 

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Rahab Wamaitha

May 26, 2008

Rahab Wamaitha

May 26, 2008

Wamaitha lives with her mother and siblings. She is the second born of five children. She enjoys playing with friends, running and singing. Wamaitha's younger brother Titus also attends Cornerstone.

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Regina Wanjiru

October 9, 2013

Regina Wanjiru

October 9, 2013

Regina’s teacher describes her as an overcomer. She’s a courageous and bright go-getter, and she loves to sing.

Regina lives with her single mother, who is sometimes employed as a manual laborer.

Regina enjoys her household chores of sweeping and washing dishes.

She’s the youngest of 4 children.

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Rose Muthoni 

February 24, 2011

Rose Muthoni 

February 24, 2011

Rose’s father passed away from skin cancer in 2015. She lives with her mother, and is the 3rd of 4 children, and the only girl in the family. She hates dirt, and loves to clean.

Rose is a bright child, and new languages come easily to her. She loves reading, and wants to be a teacher someday. She is a shy, smiley girl and you’ll often find her jumping rope, which her favorite playtime activity.

 

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Ruth Njeri

June 20, 2008

Ruth Njeri

June 20, 2008

Ruth excels in English at school. She wants to be a farmer when she grows up. Ruth lives with a friend of the family, while her mother works in another town.

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Samuel Kahato

August 21, 2011

Samuel Kahato

August 21, 2011

Samuel is a playful and obedient boy. For fun, he enjoys singing, and playing games, including soccer. Samuel lives with both parents and three siblings. His parents are farmers.

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Samuel Kamau 

December 15, 2011

Samuel Kamau 

December 15, 2011

Samuel is the 7th of 9 children. He lives with both parents. His father is a night watchman and his mom does manual labor.  

If Samuel could be an animal, he’d chose to be a rabbit. Playing soccer and eating mandazi (a Kenyan doughnut) are his favorite activities. When he grows up, he wants to be a chef.

 

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Samuel Karanja 

July 27, 2011

Samuel Karanja 

July 27, 2011

Samuel lives with both parents. His mother is a housewife and his father is a pastor who also does manual labor to support the family. Samuel is the 3rd of 5 children in the family. 

He loves playing soccer with his friends. If Samuel could be an animal, he would be a lion, because they are so strong. His best subject in school is Kiswahili and he wants to be a teacher when he grows up.

 

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Samuel Karanja Thuo

June 6, 2012

Samuel Karanja Thuo

June 6, 2012

Samuel lives with both parents. His mother is a teacher and his father sells second-hand clothing. Samuel is the oldest of two children.

Samuel’s a shy, smily boy who loves soccer. His favorite animal is a chicken, because he loves to eat eggs. He enjoys math and has dreams of becoming a pilot someday. 

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Samuel Kibe

January 16, 2005

Samuel Kibe

January 16, 2005

Samuel lives with his mother and two siblings. An above average student, he enjoys learning and playing soccer. Samuel's teachers describe him as well-behaved and fun-loving.

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Samuel Mbugua 

February 7, 2012

Samuel Mbugua 

February 7, 2012

Samuel likes playing soccer and helping at home by washing dishes. He thinks he might want to be a truck driver someday. His favorite subject is math, and his favorite animal is a horse.

He lives with both parents, and is the oldest of two kids. His mother is a teacher and his father is a mason.

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Samuel Munga

May 27, 2014

Samuel Munga

May 27, 2014

Samuel is not what you would call a morning person. But once he wakes up, he’s happy, active, and loves playing with matchbox cars. His teacher says he’s a great listener.

He is the 7th of 8 children, and lives with his mom. His mother is sometimes employed as a manual laborer.

 

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Samuel Njuguna

April 22, 2006

Samuel Njuguna

April 22, 2006

Samuel lives with his mother and grandmother. He enjoys soccer, running, playing with friends and volleyball. Samuel's teacher describes him as a gentle and well-mannered child.

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Sarah Nyakarwoko

July 9, 2011

Sarah Nyakarwoko

July 9, 2011

Sarah’s teacher describes her as kind and helpful. At home, she helps her single mom with household chores. She has two older siblings. Her mom works as a cleaner in a small hotel, earning less than $2/day.

 

Shaine Wambui 

January 22, 2012

Shaine Wambui 

January 22, 2012

Shaine lives with her single mother and is the oldest of two children. Her mom is employed as a manual laborer.

Shaine is a hardworking student with a can-do attitude. She dreams of becoming a police officer. Her favorite game is jump rope, and her favorite animal is a giraffe.

 

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Shaniz Wanjiku

March 23, 2015

Shaniz Wanjiku

March 23, 2015

Shaniz is the life of the party. She’s bubbly and energetic, and into everything. She especially loves painting, and will happily paint your face if you let her.

Shaniz lives with both parents and is the youngest of two children.

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Sheila Wanjiku 

April 10, 2011

Sheila Wanjiku 

April 10, 2011

Sheila loves to play soccer with her siblings. Her favorite animals are monkeys. At recess, you’ll find her jumping rope. Sheila wants to be a teacher someday.

Sheila lives with both parents. Her mom is a housewife and her father is a bus driver.

Sheila’s twin brother Brandon also attends Cornerstone.

 

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Sherleen Wambui

April 11, 2010

Sherleen Wambui

April 11, 2010

Sherleen is a confident girl, who loves to dance. Her teacher describes her as brave. Sherleen is the first born of four children. Sherleen helps at home with small chores, and loves playing with her friends. Her dad abandoned the family when Sherleen’s mom refused to terminate her fourth pregnancy. Sherleen’s sister, Winny, also attends Cornerstone.

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Shernine Wachuka

November 8, 2010

Shernine Wachuka

November 8, 2010

Shernine lives with mother and two siblings. She has an older sister and a younger brother. Shernine gets along well with her peers, and is a very kind child.
Shernine’s parents separated 3 years ago. Her mom has a job washing bedding for a local guest house.

 

Stella Mwihaki

March 26, 2010

Stella Mwihaki

March 26, 2010

Stella was abandoned by her mother and now lives with her grandparents. She enjoys singing and running. She also loves to play group games with her friends.

 

Stephen Kiarie

December 2, 2009

Stephen Kiarie

December 2, 2009

Stephen lives with his father and mother. There are five children in the family.
His favorite activity is soccer. Stephen's older brother Kelvin also attends Cornerstone.

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Stephen Ndung’u

February 23, 2012

Stephen Ndung’u

February 23, 2012

Stephen is a friendly child who enjoys running. His teacher says he is behind academically, but she is optimistic that he will be able to catch up. Stephen is the youngest of five children. He lives with both parents, who are both daily manual laborers.

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Susan Wachera

October 7, 2012

Susan Wachera

October 7, 2012

Susan is the youngest of seven children. Her older brother Benson Mwema also attends Cornerstone. Susan’s favorite color is blue, and she loves chickens.

 

 

 

Susan Wamaitha

August 17, 2007

Susan Wamaitha

August 17, 2007

Susan is shy and respectful. She enjoys reading. Susan lives with her mom and three of her five siblings. Her two oldest siblings are married. Her brother Joel also attends Cornerstone. Susan’s father died in 2012. Her mom is a daily manual laborer and farmer.

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Susan Wangari

May 30, 2011

Susan Wangari

May 30, 2011

Susan is a delightful girl with a great sense of humor. Susan’s mother abandoned her and her older sister. She now lives with her grandparents, who are both too old to work.

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Susan Wangui

September 14, 2014

Susan Wangui

September 14, 2014

Susan lives with her mother, and her older brother and sister. Her sister Grace Tigia also attends Cornerstone. Her mother is a farmer.

Even though she’s not the brightest child in the class, Susan is a persistent and determined student. She is an introvert and loves playing with dolls.

 

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Tabitha Wanja

May 1, 2007

Tabitha Wanja

May 1, 2007

Tabitha lives with her mother and seven siblings. She loves to sing, jump rope and run. Tabitha's twin sister Naomi, older brother Joseph and younger brother Benson also attend Cornerstone.

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Tabitha Waruguru

April 23, 2013

Tabitha Waruguru

April 23, 2013

Tabitha is independent, cautious, and methodical. She watches others play before she joins in. She is quiet and a great listener. She reads well, and has the confidence to sing in public. Her twin brother Peter Karori also attends LEAP Academy.

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Thomas Kairu

July 16, 2011

Thomas Kairu

July 16, 2011

Thomas is a reserved child. His teacher says he can count better than anyone in his class. He’s also good at English and soccer. He lives with both parents and his brother. His older brother Joseph also attends Cornerstone. His dad is a farmer and his mother runs a small roadside shop.

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Titus Ndungu

July 26, 2012

Titus Ndungu

July 26, 2012

Titus lives with his mother and four siblings. For fun he loves playing with friends and soccer. His older sister Wamaitha also attends Cornerstone.

 

Tracy Wanjiru

November 24, 2014

Tracy Wanjiru

November 24, 2014

Tracy has leadership qualities and loves to be the teacher’s helper. She is responsive and smart. At playtime, you’ll find her playing house, and pretending to cook in the play kitchen.

Tracy lives with both parents, and is the 5th of 6 children. Her father sells water from a donkey cart and her mother has a small roadside shop selling vegetables.

 

 

Tyra Wangari 

April 30, 2012

Tyra Wangari 

April 30, 2012

Tyra lives with her mother and younger brother. Her mom works as a security guard at Cornerstone.

Tyra loves to run long distances. Maybe it helps that her favorite foods are rice and spaghetti. She helps at home by washing the dishes. Tyra is talkative and smiles a lot. Her favorite subject is math, and her favorite animal is a zebra. 

 

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Veronicah Wambui

July 18, 2008

Veronicah Wambui

July 18, 2008

Veronicah’s best subject is Swahili. She aspires to become a teacher. Her teacher says she is a respectful and attentive student who especially loves reading time. Veronicah has one younger sister. Her parents are separated, and her mother works as a daily manual laborer.

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Victor Mwangi

August 28, 2013

Victor Mwangi

August 28, 2013

Victor is a delightful child and a bright student. He’s an eager listener at story time, and loves matchbox cars and magnetic building tiles.

Victor lives with his father, mother and 5 siblings. His older brothers David Kingori and John Macharia attend Cornerstone.

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Victor Ndawa

May 20, 2014

Victor Ndawa

May 20, 2014

Victor lives with mother and two older sisters. Victor’s parents separated 4 years ago. His mom has a job washing bedding for a local guest house.

Victor is highly motivated, neat, and studious. He loves matchbox cars and is fascinated with dinosaurs.

 

Victor Okeyo

November 27, 2009

Victor Okeyo

November 27, 2009

Victor’s teacher describes him as a respectful and sociable child. Victor loves playing soccer. Victor is orphaned, and lives with his aunt and one older sibling. He is captivated by artwork and photographs, and also happens to be very photogenic.

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Vivian Kananu

November 6, 2007

Vivian Kananu

November 6, 2007

Vivian lives with her mother and four siblings. She enjoys playing with friends, soccer, running and singing. Vivian's teachers admire her bravery and confidence. Her younger brother, Wycliffe, also attends Cornerstone.

 

Winny Wairimu

December 24, 2011

Winny Wairimu

December 24, 2011

Winny is the second born of four children. Winny helps her mom at home with small chores, and loves playing with her friends. Her dad abandoned the family when Winny’s mom refused to terminate her fourth pregnancy. Winny’s older sister, Sherleen, also attends Cornerstone.

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Wycliffe Karenju

July 23, 2010

Wycliffe Karenju

July 23, 2010

Wycliffe lives with his mother. There are five children in the family. For fun he enjoys soccer, running and playing group games. Wycliffe's older sister Vivian also attends Cornerstone.

 

Yvonne Kaimuri

June 28, 2012

Yvonne Kaimuri

June 28, 2012

Yvonne lives with her mother and four siblings.  Her older brother Wycliffe and older sister Vivian both attend Cornerstone. Yvonne’s easy going personality means she gets along well with others. She loves the color green.

 

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Yvonne Njoki

June 23, 2011

Yvonne Njoki

June 23, 2011

Yvonne is a delightful girl, and well liked by everyone in her class. Yvonne lives with her parents and three older siblings. Her dad is a sand harvester, and her mother is a farmer and manual laborer.

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