Mohamed Halkano




Mohamed was born in 1995. He achieved marks of 330 in his KCPE exams. His family is from Merile which is a town about 40 kilometers north of Sereolipi. Merile town is on the border of three tribal areas – Rendile, Samburu and Borana and it has many of the characteristics of a border town.

In 2005 Mohamed’s father went to Nairobi on business but he never returned and all attempts to find him have failed. He is presumed dead. In his absence his mother has brought up Mohamed and his 2 younger sisters on her own. She makes her living by selling charcoal and collecting firewood.

Mohamed started his schooling at Merile and he did well at school but when his father had been missing for 2 years the need to put food on the family table was becoming the family priority and Mohamed and his mother saw that his education was at risk. They decided to send him to Sereolipi Primary School as a full time border so he could concentrate on his studies and not be able to take time of school to help find food for the family.

At Sereolipi Primary School he has always been in the top 3 or 4 in class and his marks in his KCPE exams were 330. Mohamed is very focused on getting a good education. He sees it as the key to raising himself and his sisters out of poverty.


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