Lepakiyo Geofrey




He was born in 2000 and is the last born of five children. Although he is the youngest in his family, he is the only child who had the opportunity to go to school. Geofrey’s father passed away in 2012 and his mother looks after the family’s animals. She and all her other children live the traditional Samburu want of life in Marti village. When home from school, Geofrey helps his family in looking after the animals, milking them, cooking and collecting firewood.

Geofrey first joined Marti Preschool when he was ten years old—much older than the other children in the class. His mother only took him to school after the Marti preschool teacher, Lenuure, met Geofrey while he was tending to the family’s animals. Lenuure was concerned Geofrey was not in school and went to his home and requested his mother send him to school. Since then, Geofrey has been enrolled and consistently at the top of his class.

Officially enrolled in Ndonyo Wasin Primary School in 2011, Geofrey fell in love with science early on. He loved learning about things he could see and practice. Due to his love for science, Geofrey would love to be a doctor in the future. In his free time, Geofrey loves playing football and being a member of the Wildlife Club, where he learned to take care of animals and how to plant and tend to trees. Due to his maturity and leadership skills, he was elected as both dormitory prefect and environment prefect. Geofrey is a lovely young man and we can’t wait to see what he achieves in the future!


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