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.
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.
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.
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.
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.Sponsor