AGE 11, GRADE 6 (2016)
Felister, age 11, is the lead soloist in the school choir. She’s also on the school’s drama team, where she often earns leading roles. Proud of her speed and height, Felister also enjoys playing basketball when she isn’t studying. Because her mother lives far away for work and her father struggles with alcoholism, she lives with her grandmother and receives a full scholarship and other support from Kakenya’s Dream. Seeing her sick grandmother motivates her to work extra hard in school. She wants to become a doctor so that she can be able to treat her grandmother and help other people in poverty.