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Abel Wangaru

August 9, 2015 

Abel Wangaru

August 9, 2015 

Abel is a calm and reserved child who loves playing with toy cars.

Both his parents are farmers. Abel is the fourth of five children.

 

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Anastacia Wangui

May 25, 2016

Anastacia Wangui

May 25, 2016

Anastacia has a shy, but playful personality, and is an absolute delight. She loves to pretend to cook and enjoys dancing.
Anastacia lives with her single mom, her grandmother, and her two older sisters. Anastacia’s sister Mary Gitiria attends Cornerstone.

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Angel Wairimu

February 15, 2016

Angel Wairimu

February 15, 2016

Angel is animated and lively, and loves playing with friends, with or without toys. She is a confident girl who never hesitates to ask for what she wants.  Angel’s mother has abandoned the family. She now lives with her grandmother, who does manual labor to support both Angel and her baby sister.

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Ann Njeri

 July 20, 2016

Ann Njeri

 July 20, 2016

Ann is an enthusiastic learner, who loves books and practices writing using a stick on the mud floor of their home. Ann sings sweetly to her dolls and never goes to sleep at night without saying her prayers.
Ann’s dad is a night guard and her mom is a manual laborer. Ann is the youngest of six children. When she was a baby, Ann had serious health concerns that have caused some developmental delays.

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Ann Wanjiru

January 12, 2016

Ann Wanjiru

January 12, 2016

Ann loves all things domestic, including playing house, and helping her mom with the cooking, laundry, and dishes. She even likes to help herd the goats. Ann’s idea of a perfect day includes riding a bicycle for hours and eating spaghetti for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Ann lives with her single mother, who is employed by the local butchery, and her grandmother. She is the only child.

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Anne Nyambura

April 12, 2015

Anne Nyambura

April 12, 2015

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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Anthony Njoroge

October 2, 2015

Anthony Njoroge

October 2, 2015

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

Anthony’s parents both do manual labor to support their five children. Anthony 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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Boniface Njau

July 22, 2016

Boniface Njau

July 22, 2016

Boniface is a future mechanic or engineer. Already, he has a talent for working with his hands, making his own toys out of discarded materials. At playtime, you’ll find him building the tallest towers, just to knock them over and start again.
Boniface lives with his single mom, who is a teacher, and his grandmother. Boniface’s twin sister Patience Wanjiru also attends LEAP Preschool.

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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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Christine Waithera 

December 9, 2015 

Christine Waithera 

December 9, 2015 

Christine is a confident girl who is happiest when she is dancing, reading, or singing gospel songs.

Her single mom works as a manual laborer to provide for her family. Christine is the youngest of 6 children.

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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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David Imoli

August 29, 2016

David Imoli

August 29, 2016

One of David’s favorite activities is to build and drive his own toy cars. His favorite animals are goats and donkeys.  David’s dad is a security guard and his mom is a housewife. David is the oldest of two children and he helps his mom by keeping his baby brother entertained with his antics.

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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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Eddy Ngugi

September 27, 2016

Eddy Ngugi

September 27, 2016

Eddy Ngugi

Eddy has learned some basic carpentry by watching his dad. He is thrilled to help with any job that requires a hammer and nails. Eddy is a soccer fanatic, and has big dreams of becoming a professional soccer player.  Eddy’s dad is a manual laborer, and his mom is a housewife. Eddy is the only child.

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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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Ellena Wairimu

October 6, 2016

Ellena Wairimu

October 6, 2016

Ellena’s favorite animals are cats and donkeys. She is a musical child, who loves singing and dancing. At playtime, Ellena dons an apron, and cooks up pretend snacks in the play kitchen. Ellena’s dad is a night watchman, and her mom stays home with their newborn baby. Ellena is the oldest of two children.

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Elyon Kariuki 

August 24, 2015

Elyon Kariuki 

August 24, 2015

Elyon gets along easily with everyone. He loves soccer, storytime, and building toys.

Elyon’s mother is a hairdresser and his dad sells tomatoes.  He is the first born of two children. 

 

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Eunice Wairimu 

March 9, 2016

Eunice Wairimu 

March 9, 2016

Eunice is happiest when she is eating cake or candy. She adores cats, dogs, and people. At playtime, you can find her on the swings or practicing gymnastics.  Eunice’s single mom sells water to make a living. Her older sister Shaine attends Cornerstone.

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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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Geoffrey Kimani

January 25, 2016

Geoffrey Kimani

January 25, 2016

Geoffrey never walks - he skips. He has a sunny disposition and a magnetic personality. Playing soccer and building his own toy cars are two of his favorite pastimes.

Geoffrey’s parents are currently separated, and Geoffrey lives with his father and four siblings.

 

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Hannah Nyokabi

 October 10, 2015

Hannah Nyokabi

 October 10, 2015

Hannah may be small in stature, but she has the biggest heart. You can always find her caring for others, especially those who are younger than her. At school, she enjoys playing on the playground and racing down the slides. After Hannah’s mother passed away, Hannah and her three siblings were taken to live with their grandmother.

 

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Hanningtone Kamau

July 11, 2016

Hanningtone Kamau

July 11, 2016

Hanningtone’s teacher describes him as an inquisitive child. He is responsible and organized, keeping careful track of his belongings. At playtime, he never gets tired of sliding down the slides.  Hanningtone’s father is a teacher and his mother is a housewife. There are three children in the family, and Hanningtone is the second born.

 

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Helen Wanjiru

December 27, 2016

Helen Wanjiru

December 27, 2016

Helen is a lovable girl with the sweetest giggle. She loves being at home surrounded by animals, especially hens. When she grows up she wants to be a farmer so that she can continue caring for animals. Helen lives with her grandmother and older cousin.

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Jack Waigwe

November 20, 2016

Jack Waigwe

November 20, 2016

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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Jaisen Mwangi

October 8, 2016

Jaisen Mwangi

October 8, 2016

Jaisen’s favorite activities include playing with toy cars, and looking at picture books. He is a talkative child, but also enjoys the quiet when he takes his family’s goats out to pasture. Jaisen dreams of driving a bus someday.  Both of Jaisen’s parents do manual labor to support their family. Jaisen has one younger brother.

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James Karanu

February 1, 2016

James Karanu

February 1, 2016

According to his teacher, James is a good-natured child who gets along easily with other children. He loves playing soccer and building toy cars out of discarded scraps of metal and wire.  James’s dad is a manual laborer, and his mom is a housewife. James is the fourth of five children.

 

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James Njenga

July 31, 2016

James Njenga

July 31, 2016

To James, a stranger is just a friend he hasn’t met yet, and he is confident enough to introduce himself to anyone. If you’re having a meal with James, he won’t let you eat before he prays. He is an enthusiastic singer and a dancer, and his mother has given him the nickname “Jimmy Charmer”.

James’ father abandoned the family when his mom was pregnant with him. James lives with his mom and two older brothers. His mother does manual labor to support her family.

 

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Janice Nuna 

July 13, 2016

Janice Nuna 

July 13, 2016

Janice’s easygoing nature has made it a breeze for her to adjust to preschool and make new friends. She eagerly looks forward to school each day, and soaks up new information. She is especially curious about math. Janice loves playing with dolls, listening to music, and dancing.

Janice’s single mom does manual labor to support her three children. Janice is the youngest child in the family.

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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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Joan Wanjiku

April 28, 2016

Joan Wanjiku

April 28, 2016

Joan is a born organizer. She loves playing house, mostly so she can arrange items and keep everything in order. At school, she gravitates towards the play dough and also loves jumping rope.   Joan’s single mother is a manual laborer. Joan lives with her mom, two sisters, and her grandparents.

 

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Joan Wanjiru

April 21, 2016

Joan Wanjiru

April 21, 2016

April 21, 2016

Joan has an upbeat personality and loves singing, dancing, and playing with friends. She enjoys playing house, especially pretending to cook. Goats are her favorite animal.

Joan’s dad drives a bus, and her mom does manual labor and farming. Joan is the youngest of two children.

 

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John Kaberere

June 9, 2016

John Kaberere

June 9, 2016

John’s teacher describes him as an observant child who asks great questions. He prefers to be outdoors, especially if he can roll tires, play soccer, or dig in his family’s small vegetable garden.  John is the fifth of six children. His single mom does manual labor to support the family.

 

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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 Kamonde

December 12, 2016

Joseph Kamonde

December 12, 2016

Joseph is a boisterous young man. To get from one place to the next he either runs or skips. He loves nothing more than kicking a soccer ball around with his siblings. Cats and dogs are his favorite animals.  Joseph lives with his stepfather and mother, who are both manual laborers. His older sister Damaris also attends LEAP Preschool, and his older brother Paul attends Cornerstone.

 

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Joseph Mwaura

June 30, 2016

Joseph Mwaura

June 30, 2016

One of Joseph’s favorite games is rolling old tires. He also enjoys building with wood or stones. His older sisters have passed along their love of gymnastics to Joseph. At home, Joseph helps by washing dishes and sweeping floors.

Joseph’s dad drives a tractor, and his mother is a farmer. There are three children in the family. Joseph’s older sisters Peninah and Mary attend Cornerstone.

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Joseph Ndegwa 

September 15, 2016

Joseph Ndegwa 

September 15, 2016

Joseph may be a future engineer. Figuring out how things work is an obsession of his. He adores toy cars and could drive them around for hours. At home, he is a talkative and willing helper, and enjoys cleaning the house.

Joseph lives with both parents, who are manual laborers. He is the youngest of four children.

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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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Josphat Kiarie

August 20, 2015

Josphat Kiarie

August 20, 2015

Building his own toy cars, singing at church, and playing soccer are among Josphat’s favorite activities. He is attentive and helpful at home, often sweeping or wiping down the table without being asked. Josphat’s favorite animals are goats and donkeys.

Both of Josphat’s parents do manual labor to support their family. Josphat is the fifth of six children.

 

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Josphat Macharia

September 14, 2016

Josphat Macharia

September 14, 2016

Josphat is a star student. His teacher describes him as obedient and respectful. He grasps new ideas quickly. Avocados are his favorite food, and his favorite animal is a camel.

His single mother is employed by the local butchery. Josphat is the oldest of two children.

 

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Julius Ndirangu

April 24, 2016

Julius Ndirangu

April 24, 2016

Playing homemade drums at church is one of the highlights of Julius’s week. When he is not banging the drums, he enjoys soccer and playing with Matchbox cars. His favorite animals are cats and dogs. He thinks he might like to become a mechanic someday.

Julius’s single mother does manual labor to support her six children. Julius is the youngest child in the family.

 

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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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Margaret Wairimu 

July 3, 2016

Margaret Wairimu 

July 3, 2016

Margaret is an intelligent and outgoing child, eager to learn. Her favorite activities at school are reading, writing, and drawing. It is impossible to narrow down the list of her favorite animals, because she equally loves cats, dogs, goats, and cows.

Margaret lives with her mom, brother, grandmother, and three cousins at their grandmother’s small home. Her older brother Joseph Mwaura attends Cornerstone.

 

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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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Mark Mwaura

September 7, 2016

Mark Mwaura

September 7, 2016

When Mark started at LEAP preschool, he rarely communicated with the teachers or other children. But with the love and encouragement he is receiving, he is gradually coming out of his shell. He loves dogs and enjoys racing toy cars.
His single mother has physical challenges that prevent her from working. They depend on the mother’s uncle to help provide for their needs. Mark is the only child.

 

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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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Mary Wamaitha

October 9, 2016

Mary Wamaitha

October 9, 2016

Mary is the life of the party. She is bubbly and outgoing and loves playing with dolls or running after a ball. Cats and cows are her favorite animals.

Mary’s dad is a manual laborer and her mother is a farmer. Mary is the youngest of four children. Her older brother Benson Kinyanjui attends Cornerstone.

 

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Mary Wanjiru

May 30, 2016

Mary Wanjiru

May 30, 2016

Mary is always on the move, and loves skipping rope, digging in her family’s small garden, or kicking a soccer ball around with her four big brothers. She has an artistic side too, and creates beaded bracelets or necklaces for her friends. Chickens and dogs are her favorite animals.

Mary’s parents rely on manual labor jobs to provide for their six children. Mary’s older brothers Godfrey and Elijah both attend Cornerstone.

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MaryAnn Wanjiru 

February 27, 2015

MaryAnn Wanjiru 

February 27, 2015

MaryAnn is curious and outgoing, and she loves to be the center of attention. She also loves to dance.  She lives with both parents and six siblings.  MaryAnn’s parents earn a living doing manual labor.  Her older sisters, Mercy Mwihaki and Grace Wambui, attend Cornerstone.

 

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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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Meshak Mburu

December 4, 2016

Meshak Mburu

December 4, 2016

Meshak takes a while to warm up to strangers, but once he is comfortable with you, he blossoms. He enjoys taking his family’s animals out to graze, and is especially fond of donkeys. Meshak’s dad builds him toy vehicles out of wire, which he spends hours driving around. Fixing things that are broken is one of Meshak’s special talents.  Meshak lives with both parents, and is the only child.

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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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Patience Wanjiru

July 22, 2016

Patience Wanjiru

July 22, 2016

Patience is a sparkling bundle of enthusiasm. She is a bright, communicative student, and she loves singing at the top of her lungs. Her favorite animal is a chicken.
Patience lives with her single mom, who is a teacher, and her grandmother. Patience’s twin brother Bonface Njau also attends LEAP Preschool.

 

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Paul Kihumba

 August 1, 2016

Paul Kihumba

 August 1, 2016

Paul is the outdoorsy type. His idea of a great day is running through fields with his older sister, leading the cows out to pasture, or digging in the family’s small garden. He has aspirations of becoming a mechanic.  Paul’s parents are both manual laborers, and Paul is the youngest child in the family.

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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 Kabue

September 29, 2016

Peter Kabue

September 29, 2016

September 29, 2016

Peter is a high-octane little boy, happiest when he is making his own toy airplanes and cars. He also loves rolling old tires, or playing soccer with his friends. Peter dreams of becoming a pilot.

Peter’s parents are separated and he lives in a single room home with his mother, who does manual labor. Peter is an only child.

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Peter Kiruri

February 15, 2016

Peter Kiruri

February 15, 2016

Peter is a positive and poised child, who loves nothing more than making toy cars and playing soccer with friends. He aspires to become a mechanic.
At home, Peter’s single mother is grateful for his help in keeping the household running smoothly. He gladly fetches water and helps care for his baby sister.
Peter lives with his mom, who is a manual laborer, his grandmother, and his two sisters.

 

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Peter Maina

June 19, 2016

Peter Maina

June 19, 2016

Peter is a well-rounded boy, who is just as happy playing soccer as he is with his nose in a book. He is independent and introverted.

Peter willingly helps at home by washing dishes. He lives with his grandmother, his single mother and his baby brother.

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Peter Njogu

March 15, 2016

Peter Njogu

March 15, 2016

Peter is a born entrepreneur, and has already started his first business - selling dirt. He is not deterred by the fact that he has yet to make his first sale. Peter excels at taking things apart and rebuilding them, and loves building his own toy cars and trucks.

Peter is an orphan, and is being cared for by his elderly grandmother. His grandmother depends on the support of neighbors and friends to help provide for Peter and his two siblings.

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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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Ruth Wanjiku

May 16, 2016

Ruth Wanjiku

May 16, 2016

Ruth has a flair for the dramatic, and loves being the center of attention whether she is singing her heart out or dancing.  Ruth is an only child. Her mother is currently employed as a hairdresser in a town 2 hours away. Ruth lives with her grandmother and her grandmother’s two young children.

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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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Shadrack Mukiri

November 4, 2016

Shadrack Mukiri

November 4, 2016

Shadrack is a contented and peaceful child, who wakes up singing. He is resourceful enough to make his own toy cars from discarded materials. Shadrack is mechanically inclined and wants to become an engineer.

Shadrack’s mom and dad are both manual laborers. There are eight children in the family, and Shadrack’s older sister Joan also attends LEAP Preschool.

 

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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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Simon Mwaura

August 29, 2016

Simon Mwaura

August 29, 2016

Simon enjoys being in the company of his friends, either sharing stories or kicking a soccer ball around. At playtime, he loves building block towers and knocking them down. His favorite animals are cats and dogs. He loves the planting season, and even has his own small shovel so he can help cultivate the family’s small garden.  Simon’s dad works at a small roadside restaurant, and his mom does manual labor. There are five children in the family. Simon’s two older sisters Rahab and Mary both attend Cornerstone.

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Solomon Karungi

August 27, 2016

Solomon Karungi

August 27, 2016

Solomon has an animated personality and a great sense of humor. Even at this tender age, he is an advocate for anyone he feels is being treated unfairly. Justice is important to him.

Solomon’s mother is a widow who does manual labor to support her family. Solomon is the fourth of five children in the family. His sister Rose Muthoni attends Cornerstone

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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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Teresia Njeri

February 4, 2015

Teresia Njeri

February 4, 2015

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