Kennedy’s parents died in a road accident when he was an infant. He was living in a nearby village with his elderly grandmother (he has no siblings) when he heard about Achungo and joined the first grade. He says he’d had no way to attend school otherwise.
“Achungo has been a good school in terms of education. When I came to Achungo I was as happy as a lark. I knew I would be educated and prosper in life one day. I was happy to be able to go to school just like other children. The learning at Achungo seems to be unique, especially as we are given meals at school and learn in well-built rooms. Besides that, we are given clothes to wear and even playing materials. I like participating in co-curricular activities such as playing ball games to develop my talent. During holidays I like helping my grandmother with weeding.
When I am through with my education, I would like to be a doctor to improve the living standards of citizens in my country. This is because there is a high mortality rate in Kenya and living standards are very low. Most of the doctors in Kenya allow a lot of people to die in their hands. With me, I would try to assist the sick as much as possible.
My life has really changed because of being at Achungo. I am really glad to be at Achungo.”