Lekuchan Emmanuel




Emmanuel Lekuchan was born in 1996 in Ilakweny, a tiny, remote sub-location of Ndonyo Wasin. He has two brothers and two sisters. Emmanuel’s older brother pursued the traditional Samburu path and looks after the family cattle and goats, leaving Emmanuel to be the first in his family to go to school. In 2003 a nomadic preschool opened near his home. It consisted of a blackboard propped up against the trunk of a shady thorn tree, with a warrior as a teacher and that is where Emmanuel learnt his numbers and ABCs. He loved learning and his mother agreed to send him to primary school in Ndonyo Wasin. Tragically, in 2004 Emmanuel lost his father, and this affected his schooling so greatly that he chose to go back and repeat a grade, so he could properly learn all the things he’d need to advance through primary school and eventually take the KCPE (Kenya Certificate of Primary Education) exams. Emmanuel achieved 280 on his KCPE exams and he is accepted at St Piux X in Meru which is an excellent school. He is interested in science and hopes to learn more about biology and medicine in the future so he can help people around the village when they are sick or injured. A true achiever, not only does he plan to help his family through education but he also wants to help his entire community.


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