Educational Status Primary
Rashid is a member of the Chikuse family: Esther (16 years old), Rashid (13 years), Aisha (11 years old), Richard (8 years old), and Beston (2 years old) (click names to view profiles). Esther is in Form 1, Rashid and Aisha are both in Standard 7, Richard is in Standard 3, while Beston is yet to start school.
Sadly, their mother died in 2019 to an unknown disease. Immediately after this, the children’s father abandoned them to marry another woman in a different village. This left the children with no one to help them and they receive very little support from their relatives around. Their grandparents live nearby, but they are frail and they depend on small-scale farming and find it difficult to help the 5 orphaned children. The family fends for themselves and they struggle to find food and clothes and any support for their education. The kids often miss school because they lack school supplies and they have to find piece work to get food.
Esther and Aisha would like to be nurses, Rashid wants to be a medical doctor and Richard wants to be a soldier after he finishes school.