BENEFITING: Daraja Education Fund
EVENT DATE: May 15, 2016
"In the future I would like to be a doctor to help patients all around the world."
Christine is one of six children in her family and has worked tirelessly to find an opportunity to attend secondary school. When she was ten years old, her father pulled her from her school so that she could help herd their livestock and support the family. When the police forced her parents to send her to school, they weren't too happy losing her as a herds girl. Within a few days, her father sent her 20 km away to herd a family's 30 goats and sheep for extremely low wage. Luckily, the head teacher of her primary school was able to track her down and bring her back to class. From there, Christine's resiliency has earned her impressively high marks on her National Examination.
At Daraja, Christine loves playing all sports like volleyball football (soccer), and netball, and participating in Debate Club. Her favorite thing about Daraja is WISH (Women of Integrity, Strength, and Hope) because it has taught her that she is a young woman of great worth.