Faith Awuor Aketch

8th Grade Graduates of 2017 (Rodi)

Faith has a gentle spirit and curiosity about the world beyond Africa. Although she has had a difficult life, she loves going to school at Achungo, loves to sing and is full of joy, with a ready laugh.

Her parents were in a road accident a few years ago that left both severely injured, her father losing his hands and a leg.  Both are in wheelchairs but her mother helps sell vegetables to support Faith and her three brothers and three sisters.   Faith told us, “My life at home can be difficult because sometimes we do not get enough food or clothes or medical care. “

She came to Achungo in 2012, joining the third grade.  She says, “the director and teachers treat us like their own sons and daughters and they teach well.”   She loves Math and Science and after school, enjoys reading storybooks and playing volleyball with her friends.

On weekends, she likes going to Achungo Salvation Church (the on-campus services) with her school friends and when she is home, going to the Seventh Day Adventist church with her family.  On holidays, there’s a lot of work to do at home and she helps wash clothes, fetch firewood, cooks for the family, and picks vegetables from the garden.

She wants to grow up to be a lawyer because she wants everyone to be treated equally and given their rights.

Faith attends Nyabisawa Secondary School.