Educational Status Primary
John is a member of the Masiku family: Willard, John, Juliyasi, Ellen, and Vanessa (click names to view profiles). Their parents separated and their mother moved with her 4 youngest children back to her mother’s house. Sadly, their father returned with unknown intentions and killed their mother. She left behind 5 children the youngest being only 10 months old at the time. Less than a week later, their father was found and villagers carried out vigilante justice and killed him, leaving the 5 children as orphans. The grandmother of these children lives alone and is now the primary caregiver of her 5 of her grandchildren (1 from her first late daughter and 4 from the last) and she has no means of income except for piece works, which is not enough to support a family of 6.
John is 14-year-old and is currently in Standard 7. He is a bright student but has difficulty hearing. His teachers sit him in the front so that he can hear what they are teaching. His favorite subjects are science, social studies, and English. He loves playing football and dreams of becoming a soldier!