Looking for sponsor in primary Children in our primary school who needs a sponsor most urgently are the following: AARON KHISA – CLASS 6 Aaron is the second born in a family of 4.He is currently in class six. His other brothers are Tony and Elvis.They are in class eight and six respectively. The children stay with their mother who separated from the husband due to frequent family quarrels and fights. She feared for her life and that of the children because the husband was abusive and aggressive.She fled with the children. She used to work as a casual labourer in a salon but she lost her job as the business was downsizing. Currently, she depends on the occasional laundry services that she gets from neighbours to keep the family going. It is not easy for her as a single mother to bring up her family in the slum. They sometimes have to do with a single meal per day. Aaron wants to be a doctor. DIANA NGAMI-CLASS 8 Earlier, the father worked as a blacksmith. One day, he complained of severe back pain. He was taken to hospital but he never recovered from the condition. He became worse and couldn’t continue with his work anymore. The mother who was a housewife then became determined and began working as a garbage collector to support her family regardless of the dangers posed on her health. Diana is a bright girl who needs assistance to pursue her education.She wants to be a journalist GALGALO SORA – CLASS 7The father on rare occasions when called upon serves as a herdsman in a slaughter-house here in Matopeni slums. The little he gets during such invitations is insufficient to support the big family. Galgalo has three brothers and two sisters. The mother does odd jobs such as laundry services. It is not a daily guarantee that she will get some work to do, it is by luck. The family is staring at real poverty in the face. He wants to be a pilot. IVY WAIRIMU – CLASS 6 Ivy is the first born in her family. She has two sisters and a brother. The mother is mentally challenged and the father depends on the little he gets from repairing broken plastic basins and buckets from neighbours in the slum. The father can walk round the neighbourhood for several hours without getting a single client. At times,he gets very little that cannot support the family in terms of provision of basic necessities. It is the teachers who at times come to her rescue by providing for her needs. She would like to be a journalist. JUDY MBULI – CLASS 3 She was brought up by a single mother who passed on a year ago after a long battle with colon cancer. Her aunt took care of her and her brother. The aunt herself has three children. Without a proper source of income, she depends on the little she gets from washing clothes in the neighbourhood. That comes on rare occasions being a slum area, income is not stable. She is bright and would like to be a designer in future. LOICE KANINI CLASS 7 The mother was involved in a road accident and died instantly. The father is a casual labourer who works occasionally at construction sites. The little he earns that he receives once in a while is not enough to cater for the family needs. Loice acts as child-parent as well. In the evening, she prepares food for the family, cleans the young ones and ensures their clothing are in good condition. All these parental duties deny her time for studies. Sometimes she comes to school and dozes off in class.She wants to be a surgeon. MILKI ROBA – CLASS 2 Milki and her brother were brought up by a single mother. The mother was employed as a casual labourer in a flower farm. Her contract was terminated as the company was downsizing. With no proper career, she felt frustrated about how she would care for her daughter. Milki is now under the care of her aunt, Bahati Ali. The mother works at a quarry mine using a simple home-made hammer to break the stones into gravel for construction. SARAH MWIKALI- CLASS ONE Sarah has two brothers and a sister. With no proper job, the parents spend their time at the dumping site where at times they find recyclable items that are considered to be valuable. They sell these at a lower value. They also act as off-loaders on casual basis. The occasional income is inadequate to cater for the family needs, at times they go without food. Sarah wants to be a teacher when she grows up. THEOPHAS MAINA – CLASS FIVE. Theophas is the second born in a family of four. The father who was the sole breadwinner passed on in 2018 after a long battle with throat cancer. The mother who was a housewife then had no alternative but to seek ways to support her family. She at times performs odd jobs such were for neighbours who at times fail to pay her in time. He wants to be an electrical engineer VIRGINIA KEMUNTO – CLASS FOUR Virginia has two siblings, a brother and a sister. They are total orphans. Their parents were infected with HIV/AIDS and they both died a year ago. The aunt sympathised with the kids because nobody wanted to take care of them. She took them under her care upto date. The aunt who is a widow has three children of her own as well. So there is a burden to bear. She does not have a stable income. She has a stall where she sells groceries but the income is never enough to cater for all their needs.She wants to be a pilot.