Nicole (b: May 5, 2007) has been at Achungo for four years after attending Majiwa Primary. Things were so difficult there that she says, “I used to question God. I walked to school and walked home on foot. By the end of the day, I was exhausted. I was getting low marks in Majiwa.” But at Achungo, life is very different. She says she is learning more, eating healthy food and sleeping in a place that is safe and comfortable. Here she has lots of time to review her studies.
Nicole’s father died before she knew him and her mother died recently of tuberculosis. She lives in Homa Bay with her uncle, a barber, and her two younger brothers.
During her free time, Nicole likes ready storybooks and watering the school garden.
After her schooling, she wants to become a doctor and a lawyer. “The reason why I want to be a doctor is to treat all women who are suffering from terrible sicknesses, especially breast cancer and cervical cancer. I know the pain I felt when I lost my mother, so I can feel how other girls would feel. Secondly, I want to be a lawyer to judge every rapist in the world. I can imagine the pain girls go through after being defiled. I will ensure any rapist be jailed for the rest of their lives. I also want to be a Royal Model in Africa and worldwide. I want to inspire every girl out there. I imagine being a doctor and a lawyer at the same time in my future life.”