Lolngojine Daniel




Daniel was born in 2000 in the Marti area about 15 kilometers from Ndonyo Wasin village. He is the third born in a family of seven children and he is the first person in his family to ever go to school. He comes from a traditional Samburu nomadic family who herd cows and goats in the near dessert area of Samburu. They subsist on their livestock and migrate long distances during the droughts in search of water and pasture for their animals.
In 2004 a preschool/kindergarten opened near his home. Classes took place under a large thorn tree with a blackboard propped against the tree trunk. The teacher was a warrior with a few years of schooling. Daniel’s parents decided to let Daniel try school and he loved it. He says he was always writing with a stick on the sand and loved being able to add numbers. His parents agreed to send him to Ndonyo Wasin Primary School to continue his education.
Daniel is an excellent student who through his hard work has consistently been among the top students in his class. He sat for his final grade 8 exams in November of last year and scored 310 marks. He attributes his success to hard work – he says he always tried to be the first student to morning preps and the last to leave evening preps. He enjoys both mathematics and English and is an avid reader. He was on the school soccer team as a striker. His strong sense of responsibility led to him being chosen as dormitory prefect.


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