NAME OF CHILD: Rose Wanjiru
|DATE OF BIRTH: 30/11/2007
GENDER: Female|MOTHER: Elizabeth Wanjiku|
SCHOOL: Living Fountain Academy|CLASS: 4
WHEN I GROW UP I WOULD LIKE TO BE A : Teacher
PROFILE (BACKGROUND OF THE CHILD)
Rose comes from a family of seven. Rose, and her family, are victims of the 2007 post-election violence. Rose’s mother is a single parent, who is divorced, and Rose’s father does not support the family in any way. Rose’s mother works on a farm as a casual labourer and earns 250 Kenyan shillings on a good day. Her employment, due to its agricultural nature, varies depending on the season. Rose’s eldest sibling was able to attend school until class 8 as they were supported by a “good Samaritan”. By similar means, Rose’s second and third born siblings attended school until class 7 and then became house-help and got married under-aged. Rose’s mother was unable to afford Rose’s education and approached Sure 24 to request support for Rose’s education. She is now enrolled at L.F.A. Rose’s mother is very grateful for the better opportunities Rose and her younger siblings have access to, as a result of the support of Sure24, compared to the experiences of Rose’s older siblings. Although Rose does not always receive an evening meal or breakfast, if her mother cannot afford it with the wages earnt from being a casual labourer, her mother is very grateful that Rose receives a nutritious meal at school. She says she feels happier when Rose is at school than at home as she is guaranteed a meal. Rose’s mother is working hard to provide appropriate uniform and is very grateful for the support she receives from Sure24. According to Rose’s mother, “things are only getting better” and she hopes things continue in this way.