Winfred Edith Ochieng Akoth

8th Grade Graduates of 2014 (Rodi)

When Winfred was three, her father died in a car accident, and her mother died 4 years later.  Since age 7 she has lived with her grandparents, aunt and cousin.

When she arrived at Achungo, with her twin 6-year-old siblings, she was shy and struggled academically, but she worked hard, sometimes one-on-one with favorite teacher Madam Asha.

Now Winfred is the top girl performer in class 8 and Captain of the girls’ dorm. Winfred always tries to be “polite, loving and humble—something my mother taught me.”  Winfred already has a lot of qualities she’ll need to fulfill her dream to be a TV journalist in Nairobi.

Winfred attends Pamela Mboya Girls Secondary School.