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Ashley Noela

High School Class of 2024 (Rodi)

Ashley (14) was brought by her aunt to Achungo (Rodi) for 6th grade in 2018. She never knew her parents and lives in Rodi with her with aunt, brother (15), sister (12). They have a subsistence garden plot. She had attended Rodi Primary but appreciates that there are no fees at Achungo and she can … Continued

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Billy Samson Apiyo

High School Class of 2024 (Rodi)

Billy is 15 and has been at Achungo for 11 years, ever since preschool. He likes the learning and the teachers and particularly enjoys Science and learning about the human body. During breaks he enjoys playing football (soccer) with friends. He hopes to become an engineer in America. Billy lives nearby the school with his … Continued

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Crystal Night Aluoch

High School Class of 2024 (Rodi)

Crystal is 14 and lives about 5 kilometers away from Achungo with her aunt, 3 brothers (2 in University and 1 in Primary) and a sister (in high school).  She doesn’t remember her parents at all. She has attended Achungo for 5 years (since 5th grade). She had attended Majiwa Primary, but says that “At … Continued

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Happiness Akinyi Ochieng

High School Class of 2024 (Rodi)

Happiness lives in Migori (about an hour’s drive from Rodi) with her maternal aunt and uncle and her 3 sisters (ages 12, 7, and 5) and her brother (4). She never knew her parents and has only seen pictures of them. She had heard about Achungo from a cousin who was attending. In 2019, Happiness … Continued

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Ian David Rajabu Okungu

High School Class of 2024 (Rodi)

Ian David (15) came to Achungo (the school at Rodi) 8 years ago, having heard about it from his aunt. He lives with his mother’s sister, his brother (5) who also attends Achungo) and his sister (12, attending a village school). He never knew his parents and told us that his aunt hasn’t told him … Continued

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Joan Harnet

High School Class of 2024 (Rodi)

Joan Harnet Akello Ochieng is 15 and lives with her paternal grandmother and 2 brothers (ages 9 and 15). Joan never knew her parents. She had heard people in the village talking about Achungo and decided to check it out. She joined the 6th grade at our Rodi campus in 2018. Before that she attended … Continued

Kelvin Ouma Ochieng

High School Class of 2024 (Rodi)

Sadly, Kelvin (15) doesn’t remember anything about his parents. He lives about 7 kilometers from the school with his grandmother, an older sister and a younger sister. He’s been attending Achungo (Rodi) since 2016 and 4th grade. He previously attended Roba Primary. At Achungo the academics are better and he is doing well and feels … Continued

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Kennedy Ochieng Otieno

High School Class of 2024 (Rodi)

Kennedy is 14 and joined Achungo in 2014 for 4th grade coming from Nyagetha Primary. He told us the school had poor performance and no permanent classrooms, just buildings of metal sheeting. He said, “At Achungo the performance is good, there are permanent buildings, and the teaching is better.”  His favorite classes are Math and … Continued

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Kepha Otieno Onyango

High School Class of 2024 (Rodi)

Kepha is 14 and has been at Achungo (Rodi) for 5 years. Prior to that he attended Rodi Primary, but told us that the teachers were “a bad experience. The teachers here are better.” And he likes the food at Achungo also. He enjoys reading, playing football (soccer) with friends, and on breaks likes to … Continued

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Linet Daisy Omondi

High School Class of 2024 (Rodi)

Linet Daisy Achieng Omondi is 16 and came to Achungo in 2019 to join our 7th grade. Before that she had attended St Luke Academy, but says “Achungo has better performance, better teaching, and better classrooms.” She lives with her father, her 2 sisters (ages 1 and 4) and 2 brothers (13 and 8).   She … Continued

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Maryann Jillianne

High School Class of 2024 (Rodi)

Maryann is 14 and joined the 7th grade at Achungo Rodi in 2019. She lives nearby with her aunt and uncle and cousins. She never knew her mother or father.  She had heard about Achungo’s performance from neighbors and wanted to do better in school. She had previously attended Rodi Township but told us that … Continued

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Milton Omondi

High School Class of 2024 (Rodi)

Milton (14) lives in Rodi with his aunt (a teacher), his uncle (a policeman), his sister (age 7) and his older brother. He never knew his mother or father. He began at Achungo in 1st grade and likes the nice teachers.  His favorite classes are English and Science. He plans to become a teacher of … Continued

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Nicole Akinyi Okoth

High School Class of 2024 (Rodi)

Nicole’s uncle was a teacher at Achungo at Rodi and enrolled her 7 years ago. She had attended St Michael’s but she told us Achungo is a much better school with good teacher coverage, and highly achieving students. Her home is about 4 kilometers from the school where she lives with her grandmother, her 2 … Continued

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Pamela Akoth Juma

High School Class of 2024 (Rodi)

Pamela is 16 and lives with her aunt (her father’s sister) and 5 brothers. She never knew her parents. She has been at Achungo (Rodi) for 6 years. Prior to that she attended St. Nora’s Primary. She told us, “People perform better at Achungo and we are being taught well. It’s a beautiful school.” She … Continued

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Sarah Anyango Odhiambo

High School Class of 2024 (Rodi)

Sarah is 15 and has been attending Achungo (Rodi) for 4 years. She lives nearby with her grandmother and 6 siblings. Prior to Achungo, she attended Ndiru Primary. She says, “Achungo is different because there are no school fees and I like the performance (academic excellence).” She likes that “we sleep here, don’t have to … Continued

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Sheryl Anyango

High School Class of 2024 (Rodi)

Sheryl is 16 and lives about 10 kilometers from school with her father, older brother, and younger sister and brother and she takes a motorcycle taxi when she travels home. She does not know how her mother died. Sheryl has been at Achungo for 10 years and appreciates the reputation that the school has for … Continued

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Stella Achieng Owuor

High School Class of 2024 (Rodi)

Home for Stella is 2 km away from Achungo where she lives with guardians.  She also has an older sister (at University) and an older brother. Stella (14) came to Achungo starting in 5th grade in 2017. Prior to that she had attended Lake Primary (it was close to her home). She told us, “At … Continued

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Vennazyl Atieno Ouma

High School Class of 2024 (Rodi)

Vennazyl (16) came to Achungo (Rodi) at 3 years old when her mother, Madam Dorcas, joined the school as one of the very first teachers (initially, as a volunteer). They live near the school (east of the Tausi Hotel) with her baby sister and 2 brothers (Denis in 5th grade and Felix Monte in 3rd). … Continued

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Yvonne Kaluma

High School Class of 2024 (Rodi)

Yvonne Kaluma Atieno Auma is 16 and has attended Achungo (Rodi) for the past 5 years. She had heard many good stories from neighbors who had children attending Achungo. She lives about 1 mile away from the school with her aunt and uncle and 4 cousins. Her mother passed away during an operation when Yvonne … Continued