Lenkoidad Eric Pius




Pius was born in 2000. He comes from the Ndume area at the foothills of the Matthew Range and about 25 kilometers from Ndonyo Wasin school and about 55 kilometers from the main road. In 2003 a preschool open up in the Ndume area. It took place under the shade of a large thorn tree with a blackboard propped against the tree. A warrior with 8 years of schooling was the teacher. Because Pius had several older siblings that were taking c care of the family livestock, his mother decided to send Pius to the preschool. Pius loved it and his teacher identified him as the best of his students. When Pius was 6 years old he went to Ndonyo Wasin Primary School as a boarder and since then he has always been in the top 3 in his class. He is the only person in his family to ever go to school.
His family are traditional nomadic pastoralists who move during the droughts in search of water and pasture for their cows and goats. In 2012 Pius’s father died and his mother now lives with her sons in the manyatta of his father’s brothers.
Pius is a great reader and an excellent writer. He says that it is his love of reading and writing that has helped him to do so well at school — plus, of course, a lot of hard work. In his class 8 exams he achieved marks of 341.He was class prefect and was the group leader in mathematics discussion groups.


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