Lekilemo Jonathan




Jonathan comes from a family of seven children. His parents are traditional nomadic pastoralists. None of Jonathan’s family had ever been to school and his parents had no understanding of the benefits of going to school. At 5 years old Jonathan started looking after the young goats with his siblings as is traditional in nomadic families and he was all set for the traditional life of goat and cattle herding. However, at this time, Jonathan’s grandmother was living close to the village of Sereolipi where the primary school is situated and she became convinced of the benefits of education. She approached Jonathan’s father to persuade him to send him to school. It took more than a year for her to convince him but finally, when Jonathan was 7 he went to primary school – the first child in his family to do so.


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