Chikondi was just five years old when she lost her hearing due to malaria and ear infections. She began to struggle in school because there were no special needs teachers at the school she attended. After starting at Champions Club, she was transferred to another school with a special needs teacher. However, it remained challenging for her as the teacher rotated between other schools. Today Chikondi has been assessed and accepted at a school for the deaf, where we are confident she will have the assistance she needs to succeed.