Brian’s father died long ago. He lives with his mother, who is HIV positive, about 1 mile from the Achungo school.
He has been walking to school at Achungo since he was 5 years old and is known to his many friends here by his nickname, Tinga Tinga. He has a younger half-sister, born after his mother remarried, who is in 1st grade at Achungo.
Brian says he values learning and deeply appreciates Achungo’s teaching methods and the teachers themselves, who’ve helped him succeed at academics. His favorite subject is science and he wants to become a scientist.
Brian is now at Gogo Boys Secondary School.