Lekokoyo John  Lturumwa




John was born in 2004 and is the third of eight children in his family. John lives with his mother and father, neither of whom have any formal education. His family lives as traditional pastoralists, moving their animals from one place to another in search of pasture and water. Only John and the second born child are in school, while the other children have followed in their parents’ footsteps and live a traditional life. John’s older brother started school and John was determined to follow in his footsteps. He worked so hard that he caught up and finished school the same year as his older brother. When not at school over a holiday, John helps his family by looking after the animals. His family owns 10 cows, 20 goats and a camel. Owning a camel, in additional to cattle and goats, is quite extraordinary!

John started school in 2011 at Ndonyo Wasin Pre-School, learning under an acacia tree with the blackboard propped up against the tree trunk. Instead of a desk or a bench, the students sit on a small stone. In 2012, John was promoted to Ndonyo Wasin for primary school. From the very beginning, he loved school. His favorite subject is mathematics because he loves calculations. He hopes to go to school to become an accountant! In addition to being a strong student, John was a member of the wildlife club and their responsibility was conserving the school environment and planting and watering trees. John is a very determined young man and is eager to work hard in high school.


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