James has “about 16 siblings,” he says, since his father had four wives before passing away more than 10years ago. James is at Achungo with his half brother Bernard, also in class 8.
Mr. Selim, one of James’ teachers, describes him as “passionate about learning, ready to be guided.” After secondary, James hopes to graduate from university and, “God willing, get a job as a mechanical engineer,” he says. When he was only six, James dreamed that he was working as a mechanical engineer, building a machine.
He also saw himself using his earnings “to build a center to care for needy children.”
James attends St. Paul’s Ligisa Secondary School.