Lekanapal Gabriel Santeni




Date of birth: Santeni was born in 2001.
KCPE results: 322
Family: Santeni comes from the area of Pareu that is 30 kilometers from Ndonyo Wasin village and which in turn is 30 kilometers from the main road. His parents are traditional nomadic pastoralists who move frequently in search of water and pasture for their animals which are their sole source of food. He is the eldest of 5 siblings.
Schooling: He joined Pareu preschool in 2005. It was a Thorn Tree nomadic preschool and it took place under the shadiest tree around with a blackboard propped against the tree trunk. The teacher was a warrior with just a few years of schooling himself. His father and mother could see that Santeni was doing well at school and they decided to let him continue. He is the first and only person in his family to ever go to school and they are very proud of his success.
Santeni is hardworking, focused and always optimistic. Since his first year at primary school he has always been in the top three of his class. He has exceptional social intelligence and is very open-minded. As a result he is usually the mediator in his class and often in the rest of the school. He is very curious and his science teacher said he was a joy to teach because he always asked so many interesting questions. Last year he was group leader in mathematics which he says is his favorite subject. He was the schools best footballer and he was the best in the school debates – winning best argument the majority of the time. He has been class prefect. He had marks of 322 in his exams and he was offered a place at Onjiko Secondary School that is one of the top high schools in the country.


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