Sharon is 14 and joined Achungo last year in 7th grade. Before that she was been living with her step-sister and brother. Her step-sister’s husband is deceased and her step-sister supports herself selling sugar cane and firewood at the roadside.
For a time, Sharon attended nearby Rodi Primary public school. She likes Achungo because “there is higher teaching here. Here the teachers like us. At the other school if you made a mistake you were caned (spanked with a switch). Here, they just correct you. And here, they provide sanitary towels for the girls. At other schools they just stay home during their monthly cycle.” (Girls miss a lot of school because of that)
Sharon’s favorite subject is science – especially studying animals. As to her career aspirations, she says “I would like to be a Lawyer. I would learn to judge people fairly and I won’t accept a bribe. I also want to be a journalist. I want to be the one reporting. I would go to a certain county where they are lacking food and I would make a report asking the government to help them. After University, I would like to come to America as a journalist”
Her favorite sport is netball (it’s like basketball without the dribbling) and she likes to read.
Sharon attends Ulanda Girls Secondary School.