Bivallyne has been at Achungo for 6 years, brought by her Auntie who heard about it from Director Michael. Her parents are alive, mother is at home and her father works on farms and sometimes sells sugar cane at the market. She has 2 sisters and 4 brothers, some of whom are at the other Achungo school at Imbo, nearer their home.
Prior to Achungo she was at a public school but there weren’t good teachers there. “At Achungo the teachers are friendly and the students are friendly. I also like the visitors who come.” She feels great about Achungo and her performance and the teachers, esp. Mr Mwai (“he loves everybody and is concerned with people”). “Coming to Achungo was the best day of my life.”
She likes studying and playing netball with her friends, singing and dancing and entertaining people, and reading storybooks in the school library. When she is home, Bivallyne helps cook, and wash clothes and fetch water at the river.
Bivallyne wants to become a journalist and hopes to help her dad and her brothers and sisters and her society.