Mike (14) never knew his parents, who apparently died in a road accident. He comes from about two miles away and has lived with his grandmother for as long as he can remember. “She is very old and I must do much of the housework including cooking and fetching firewood.” They live in a mud hut and have a small vegetable garden that is their only support.
Mike came to Achungo in preschool over 11 years ago. He says, “Achungo is the best school in the county on the national exam. I like how well the students are performing and how well the teachers teach.” He also mentioned how well-behaved the students are. He enjoys helping his classmates with their studies as they prepare to pass the year-end, all-important KCPE exam. He loves his teachers, with his favorite subject, Science. He enjoys playing volleyball and is good at computers .
His goal is to become a pilot. He knows that being at Achungo is going to help him realize his dreams.