Lesankurikuri  Simon




Simon is 15 years old. He scored 290 on his KCPE exams.

Simon is one of 4 boys that are going to Secondary School this year who attended one of the Thorntree preschools we first opened in 2001. Without the nomadic preschools it is highly unlikely that any of these students would have gone to school. They are all the first people in their families to ever go to school.

Simon attended Ndume preschool which is situated at the foothills of the Matthew range. His parents are traditional nomadic pastoralists.

Simon is the last born in his family. His 3 brothers are all cattle herders and his 3 sisters are married. He enjoyed preschool from the day he started. He says he was thrilled when he could write his name and count to 20. He continues to be hungry for knowledge and has always been at the top of his class.

His family suffered badly in the recent drought. Their cows were reduced from 28 to 8 and their goats from 42 to 18. There are no cows to sell for Simon’s education.


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