Lemalasia  Triza




Triza Maam Lemasalia was born in or around 1998 in the Samburu community of Sereolipi. She is the 5th born out of 2 brothers and 4 sisters. At the age of 5 she went to Omar preschool and then her mother encouraged her to go to the local primary school, both for food and so she could “learn and have a good future.” Irene ended up excelling in school, particularly Science and languages, and qualified on her KCPE exam for a sponsorship.
Maam’s mother works as a matron at the primary school but her father has no useful skills or job. They have very few livestock and would never be able to send maam to school by their own means. If she does not continue her education, her mother says she will “put on some beads and just lead a traditional Samburu girl lifestyle” which is not only becoming unsustainable but would put an end to the “academic lifestyle” that maam prefers, and depends on for a job in the future. She has 1 older sister currently in high school but another dropped out and currently does nothing.Maam has dreams to fulfill so with a little external support she plans to go a long way.


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