Joan Mukiri

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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Joseph Thuo

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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Jack Waigwe

Jack often surprises his mother by inviting complete strangers into their home for tea. He entertains his family by “preaching” sermons just like their church pastor. Farming makes him happy, and he already knows how to plant seeds and harvest the beans in his family’s small garden. He has a competitive streak, and loves to challenge his three older siblings to running races.

Jack’s parents are both manual laborers. There are four children in the family.

 

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Virginia

With her delicate pretty face and her sweet personality, Virginia has quickly become the new princess of Naomi’s Village.

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Dennis Mwenda

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.

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Essie

Essie is a strong, independent daredevil who is eager to learn and do new things. She has many leadership qualities, isn’t afraid to take charge, and will always make sure the others follow the rules!

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Faith Muthoni

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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Francis

Francis loves the food at Naomi’s Village. He has figured out that his smile gets him noticed.

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Kelvin Mwangi

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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Kibet

Kibet and his cousin Eliza were rescued from a life of severe poverty and neglect in a very remote region of Kenya in mid 2011 through a series of fortuitous events. Strong and persevering best describes young Kibet, who has more than survived his rough start, and now stands poised to succeed in life. His broad smile and dark ebony skin set him apart from the crowd at Naomi’s Village, where he also excels in soccer and swimming. Kibet’s favorite food is fish.

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