Our 8th grade graduates from Achungo all have passed their KCPE exam and entered secondary schools (high schools). (Listed here with the year they will complete high school). This national exam qualifies them for high school. The national passing rate is less than 50% but 100% of our students taking it have passed. Thus we are now considered one of the top schools in the county and administrators and government leaders visit to understand our success. Our purpose now is to find sponsors to mentor them and help with scholarships so they can continue higher education as a major stepping stone toward successful lives. This is key to breaking the age-old cycle of poverty in this extremely poor region of the world.

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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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Austine Dylan

High School Class of 2024 (Imbo)

Austine (Augustine) Dylan Ochieng Owino (14) joined Achungo’s school at Imbo  for 5th grade in 2017 having heard from students in his area that it was a good school. [Note: 2017 was the first year of operation for Achungo’s primary school at Imbo]. He lives nearby with his parents, a brother (age 20) and a … 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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Brandon Odhiambo Oburu

High School Class of 2024 (Imbo)

Brandon (15) lives with his godparents and brother (15) and joined Achungo’s school at Imbo  in 2019 for 7th grade having heard from others that Achungo was an excellent school. He likes the strong academic performance at Achungo and enjoys his studies and their sports games. On holidays he helps his godparents. He hopes to … Continued

Brightone Odiwuor

High School Class of 2024 (Imbo)

Brightone (14) was told about Achungo’s high performance by a friend and he joined Achungo’s school at Imbo  in 2018 for 6th grade. He had attended St Alfred Primary earlier but he told us, “At Achungo the teachers are better, and the buildings and classrooms are better.” He immediately liked Achungo and he was impressed … Continued

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Browlyne Onyango

High School Class of 2024 (Imbo)

Browlyne is 16 and grew up about 26 km from Achungo in Obwanda, with her parents, and a younger brother (6). She attended Gates Primary and was brought by her mother to Achungo’s school at Imbo in 2017 for 5th grade. They had heard about Achungo’s academic performance. She can walk to school in about … Continued

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Chali Austine Otieno

High School Class of 2024 (Imbo)

Chali Austine (16) joined Achungo’s school at Imbo  in 2017 for 5th grade after hearing from a friend about the quality of learning at Achungo. He has been living with his uncle and a brother (12) and sister (10). During free time he likes studying together with other students and playing football (soccer) and other … Continued

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Christopher Omondi

High School Class of 2024 (Imbo)

Christopher (15) joined Achungo’s school at Imbo  in 2019 for 7th grade having heard that it was a strong school. He found that, compared to his last school, Achungo has “better teachers and much better academic performance.” Christopher lives nearby with his parents, a brother (15) and a sister (11). In his free time, he … 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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Elizabeth Akoth

High School Class of 2024 (Imbo)

Elizabeth (15) joined Achungo’s school at Imbo  in 2017 for 5th grade, having previously attended Olosho Primary. She lives with her parents, two sisters and a brother. She says that Achungo is a nice school and her favorite subject is Science. Outside of class, she likes playing with friends and likes to study and talk … Continued

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Emmaculate Achieng Ochieng

High School Class of 2024 (Imbo)

Emmaculate (16) was brought by her mother to Achungo’s school at Imbo  in 2016 for 4th grade, having attended Heartspring Academy prior to Achungo. She told us the teaching was substandard at Heartspring but she likes the teachers at Achungo and how they help the students learn. Emmaculate lives at considerable distance from the school … Continued

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Emmaculate Amollo

High School Class of 2024 (Imbo)

Emmaculate (16) joined the 5th grade at Achungo’s Imbo school for its first year of operation, in 2017. She lives with her mother and 2 brother.s Her father died in 2013 in a traffic accident. She had previously attended Salem Academy, but told us it was “not a good experience. There was no proper teaching … Continued

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Emmanuel Omanya

High School Class of 2024 (Imbo)

Emmanuel (15) was brought by his father to Achungo’s school at Imbo  in 2019 for 7th grade, having previously attended Godkado Primary.  He lives close to the school with his parents and three younger siblings. On weekends he plays with friends and goes to church with his parents. Emmanuel hopes to become a doctor.

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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

Isaac Chiteri Omuka

High School Class of 2024 (Imbo)

Isaac (15) was brought by his mother to Achungo’s school at Imbo in 2017 for 5th grade, having heard about its reputation for strong academics. He says he “was very happy from the first day because Achungo was so much better” than his previous school, Koyore Primary. He told us Achungo has better teaching methods, … Continued

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Jacob Omitto

High School Class of 2024 (Imbo)

Jacob (age 14) joined Achungo’s school at Imbo  in 2017 for 5th grade, having previously attended Godkado primary. He likes the teachers at Achungo (“they teach well”) and that there is food for the students. His home is not far from the school. He lives with his parents (they have a small shop) and his … Continued

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Jacob Ouma Odhiambo

High School Class of 2024 (Imbo)

Jacob  is 14 and lives in Homa Bay with his father.  His mother died in 2013 from kidney failure.   Jacob also has a sister (12) and a brother (6) who live with their aunt. Jacob’s father learned about Achungo’s reputation for academic excellence and brought Jacob to Achungo’s school at Imbo in 2019 for the … 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

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John Odhiambo

High School Class of 2024 (Imbo)

John (16) joined Achungo’s school at Imbo  in 2017 for 5th grade, having previously attended Gateview Primary. He likes Achungo’s beautiful school buildings and that it has a reputation for great teachers who produce academic excellence in its students. His home is 100 kilometers from Achungo where he lives with his parents and four older … 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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Lizzy Awuor

High School Class of 2024 (Imbo)

Lizzy is 14 and lives with her mother and two brothers. She’s been at Achungo’s school at Imbo for 3 years. She told us the best part about it is the opportunity to learn and that “I can have a better life and future.” She enjoys studying with friends, playing football (soccer) and on the … Continued

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Martha Achieng

High School Class of 2024 (Imbo)

Martha is 17 and lives with her grandmother. She has been at Achungo’s school at Imbo since she was 13. Before that she went to school at Majiwa, but she told us that the teaching is much better here. She enjoys the learning and likes studying together with her friends. Her favorite subject is Math … 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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Melvin Akinyi

High School Class of 2024 (Imbo)

Melvin (at 13, one of our youngest 8th graders) lives in Homa Bay (about 8 miles from the school) with her parents and three brothers (ages 8,11, and 15). Her mother has small shop, and her father tends to his one acre of maize. Her mother brought her to Achungo’s school at Imbo  in 2018 … Continued

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Meshack Otieno Ogalo

High School Class of 2024 (Imbo)

Meshack (18) joined Achungo’s school at Imbo  in 2019 for 7th grade having heard from others about how the school performs well. He likes the teachers and says they are much better than in his previous school, “we are being taught well by good teachers.” Meshack loves “learning things I don’t know.” His favorite subject … 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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Shadma Adhiambo

High School Class of 2024 (Imbo)

Shadma (age 14) joined Achungo’s school at Imbo  in 2018 for 6th grade after her mother heard about the school. She lives with her parents, and two older brothers. She likes the teachers at Achungo and how they encourage the students to participate in class. Outside of class she likes studying with friends and playing … 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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Steve Kevin Omondi

High School Class of 2024 (Imbo)

Steve’s home is not far from the Imbo school where he lives with his parents and 4 younger siblings.  His parents have no jobs but manage the family garden plot for their food. Steve (age 14) came to Achungo’s school at Imbo  in 2018 for 6th grade, having previously attended Tiluat Primary. He told us … Continued

Sylvia Adhiambo

High School Class of 2024 (Imbo)

Sylvia is 15 and came to Achungo two years ago to get good marks (she had been told of good performance at Achungo). “Here the teachers and pupils are polite, caring and understanding.”  “I like to study, read storybooks, or play on weekends” Home is not far away and she lives with her mother.  Her … Continued

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Teddy Williams

High School Class of 2024 (Imbo)

Teddy (14) was brought by his father to Achungo’s school at Imbo in 2017 for 5th grade, having heard about it from friends. Note that the school at Imbo first opened in 2017 with classes up to 5th grade. Teddy had previously attended Kusa Primary, in Siaya County, but he told us “those buildings were … Continued

Veisha Anyango Oburu

High School Class of 2024 (Imbo)

Veisha (15) lives about 26 km from Achungo with her parents, twin brother and an older and a younger brother. She attended Mwamba Primary and was brought by her father to Achungo’s school at Imbo in 2017 for 5th grade. They had heard about Achungo’s academic performance. Veisha told us, “I like the teachers here, … 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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Victoria Gaius

High School Class of 2024 (Imbo)

Victoria (14) joined Achungo’s school at Imbo  in 2018 for 6th grade having heard from others about the school. She lives nearby with her parents, a brother and a sister. She enjoys playing football and netball with friends, studying, and reading storybooks. She likes the teachers and the way they help the students learn. Her … 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

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Agnes Atieno

High School Class of 2023 (Rodi)

Agnes’ grandmother brought her to Achungo in 2019 for her 8th grade because she wanted something better for Agnes – a place for Agnes to go to school where she would feel loved.  She had been attending God-Kado Primary but she had no desk, had to sit on the floor and was not given any … Continued

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Agnes Lillian Momanyi

High School Class of 2023 (Rodi)

Agnes Lillian lives with her cousin about 20 minutes’ walk from school and was brought to Achungo in 2014, entering 3rd grade.  She has a brother in high school and a younger brother (3) and sister (7).  Her parents died in a traffic accident on their way to Nairobi when she was little.  She says … Continued

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Ariel Word

High School Class of 2023 (Rodi)

Ariel’s parents enrolled her in 7th grade at Achungo in 2018.  She had been going to Sango Academy in Homa Bay but her parents could no longer afford to pay the school fees.  She immediately felt welcomed here.  “At Achungo the teachers are more loving and caring and they really teach you.”  She likes all … Continued

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Aziza Ojuok Hassan

High School Class of 2023 (Rodi)

Aziza never knew her father, and her mother, Jackline Hassan, died from illness when Aziza was a few years’ old.   She lives with her step-mother, Trizer Hassan, and her brother (Shaban, 15) and sister (Zorah, 19) in Ndhiwa, about 15 miles away.   Her step-mother brought her to Achungo in 2014, into 3rd grade. Before that … Continued

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Beyonce  Akinyi

High School Class of 2023 (Rodi)

Beyonce was brought to Achungo in 2013 by her grandfather (age 75), entering 3rd grade.  The two of them live in Busia (a few miles away).  She also has an older sister and brother who work in health science.  She told us that her parents abandoned her and that “they were very poor and could … Continued

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Billy Ian Opiyo

High School Class of 2023 (Rodi)

Billy lives with his mother and uncle in Rangwe (about 8 miles from Achungo) along with his 3 brothers: Jimmy, Lucky, and Teddy.  His older sister, Lonie, is in high school.  Billy’s uncle, Mr. Benson, is a teacher at Achungo and brought him to Achungo in 2017 into 6th grade.  Before that he was at … Continued

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Bornface Nelly Otieno

High School Class of 2023 (Rodi)

Bornface lived with his father and brother until 4th grade.  His Father remarried and moved to Nairobi, leaving Bornface to live with his grandmother and his two siblings in Kanyada, about 4 miles away.  There he was in school at Majiwa Primary.  “We had to sit on the ground and had to go home for … Continued