AGE 10, GRADE 4 (2016)
Brenda, one of the youngest girls at KCE, is proud to share her Maasai name with the school’s founder. Just like Dr. Ntaiya, she plans to work hard and someday build a school for girls in her community. Brenda lives with her parents and has four other siblings, one brother and three sisters. Like many girls in the school, her parents are also famers. Brenda is proud of how good she is at taking care of cattle while at home. During the holidays, she wakes up in the morning, early enough to milk the cows.
As a fourth grader, she says she already knows that she has to be a doctor. She has seen may sick people in her village and wants to help them. Before joining Kakenya Center for Excellence, she attended a public primary school without books, too few teachers and too many children to fit in the classroom. She is happy that KCE has enough teachers who give attention to all students. Her favorite teacher is Madam Laura, who teaches Swahili, which is her favorite subject. It’s the first time she is learning the national language in school, together with English. Outside of class, she enjoys singing in the choir, playing soccer and spending time with her best friend, Joy.