Lolchuragi Simon




Simon’s mother died in 2005 and he has one brother and four sisters. His father has a few goats and cows and the family lives off the milk, blood and meat of the animals. They are nomadic pastoralists and his father and brother migrate during the drought to look for pasture and water for the animals.
Simon is the first person in his family to ever go to school. When he was only 6 years old he saw what his friends who had just gone to school were learning. He remembers how interesting it was – the letters of the alphabet and the counting of numbers —-and asked his parents if he could also go to school. At first his father refused because Simon even at 6 years was very good at looking after the goats. Eventually though with his mother on Simon’s side his father agreed to let him go to school.
He joined Sereolipi school in 2000 and has consistently been top of his class. He graduated in 2008 with marks of 334. He was second in his class. He has received a place at Njoro Boys High School which is a national school and one of the best schools in the country.


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