Margaret Vallary Otieno

High School Class of 2020

Margaret was brought to Michael Nyangi’s attention by her neighbor who is on his advisory board. Both of her parents died of HIV/AIDS when she was 4, leaving her to live with her grandmother. She attended public school in Rodi Kopany until her grandmother was too old to care for her any longer, and she came to Achungo for 5th grade. Margaret was already boarding on campus by the time her grandmother died last year. During holidays she stays with extended family.

Margaret is good at academics, enjoys science and English and wants to become a surgeon. She was elected by students to help lead Achungo’s chapter of the Christian Union, a youth group for children from Class 4 to Class 8.  Christian Union chapters collaborate on service projects.

Margaret attends Ogande Girls Secondary School.