Lengaisuk Ltalaman




Jackson was born in 2004 and is the fourth of eight children. Only Jackson and his youngest sibling, who is in preschool, are attending school. All of his other siblings live a traditional Samburu lifestyle, migrating with their animals to find water and pasture. His family lives in Marti village, near Ndonyo Wasin, and both of his parents are pastoralists with no formal education. Jackson’s family often sells their animals to buy flour, as a supplement for the milk and meat they get from their livestock.

Jackson’s father took him to school in 2011 so that Jackson could become educated and hopefully help supplement the family’s income when the next drought occurs. Jackson attended Marti preschool, which takes place under a shady acacia tree. In 2012 he was promoted to Ndonyo Wasin Primary School. Since he started school, he has been working hard to show his gratitude to his father for allowing him to come to school. His favorite subject is Kiswahili and he says he would like to become a medical expert in the future. He has been able to observe people in his rural area suffering from diseases and would like to be able to ease their pain. In addition to being a dedicated student, Jackson is also the chairman of the wildlife club. His duties involved supervising the planting and watering around the school compound. His classmates also selected him as deputy head school boy. He is social, friendly and responsible so they thought he would be a great fit! In his spare time, he likes to play soccer with his friends to relax. All and all, he is a wonderful young man!


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