Leshakwet Isaac Langasu




Date of birth: Isaac was born in April 2000
KCPE results: 313
Family: Isaac’s family live in the Ndume area at the base of the Matthew’s range about 16 kilometers from Ndonyo Wasin. His parents are traditional nomadic pastoralists who live off the milk, meat and blood of their cows and goats. He is the 3rd born of 5 children
Schooling: In 2004 a preschool/kindergarten opened up near his home. Classes took place under a large acacia thorn tree with a blackboard propped against the tree trunk and the teacher was a warrior with six years of schooling. Isaac’s father saw his neighbors kids going to the pre-school and his family had none attending so he decided that they would send Isaac to preschool and see what it was like. At preschool Isaac did very well and it was clear that he really enjoyed learning numbers and letters. The preschool teacher had several discussions with the parents and eventually when he was 6 years old his parents agreed to send him to Ndonyo Wasin Primary School.
Isaac has always been at the top of his class. He is a sociable and outgoing person with immense curiosity and determination. He is a great reader and is very patient and kind to the younger students. He says that it wasn’t until class 6 that he got really serious about his studies. His class went on a school trip and for the first time he saw high schools, shops, busses, 2 story buildings and a supermarket He says he was fascinated to see what was possible outside of Samburu. He steadily improved his class position during class 6 and has been among the top performers ever since class 7. Isaac loves science and spends lots of time in the library looking up extra information around the things they learn in class. He was on the school volleyball team and has been form prefect.
Isaac achieved marks of 313 in his final exams in class 8. He received a place in Kabungut High School one of the best boy high schools in Kenya.


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