Lekesike Josephat




Josphat was born in 2001 the third born in a family of 6 children. He comes from an area called Pareu, which is 30 kilometers from the tiny village of Ndonyo Wasin, which in turn is 40 kilometers from the main road. Josphat’s parents are traditional nomadic pastoralists and they move in search of water and grass for their cows and goats. Their livestock is the family’s sole source of food.
In 2004 a preschool/kindergarten was opened in the area where Josephat’s family had been grazing their herds. The school took place under the largest, shadiest thorn tree in the area with a blackboard propped against the tree trunk. A warrior with a few years of schooling himself was the teacher. Josphat’s father was one of the community elders involved in setting up the school. No one in his father’s or mother’s family had ever been to school but Josephat’s father very much liked the idea of having one of his children go to school. Josphat had an elder brother who was being trained to look after the cattle so Josphat’s father selected Josphat to become the first person in his family to ever go to school.
At school Josphat was a very hard working student and he has always been at the top of his class. He is a great reader and he has always enjoyed helping the students in the classes below him. He has been class prefect and an active member of the debating group. He is a member of the boy scouts. When not studying he loves playing soccer as a defender. He achieved marks of 314 in his final exams at the end of grade 8 and he has a place at Arnesen’s High School, which is one of the best schools in the country.


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