Abdiwelli is a member of the Class of 2021 at Tala High School and has big dreams of attending university to study medicine. He speaks three languages, Somali (his native language), Kiswahili, and English, and is currently studying Arabic.  Outside of school, Abdiwelli enjoys playing football, swimming, and hanging out with his six siblings



Alex is a member of the Class of 2021 at Mukaa Boys High School.  At his school, Alex is involved in multiple societies including the Christian Union. His dream is to attend Massachusetts University where he wants to study Aeronautical Engineering. When he's not at school or participating in society events, Alex enjoys playing basketball, playing football, and reading novels.



Phelix is a member of the Class of 2021 at Mbita High School.  His native language is Luo but he is also fluent in English and Kiswahili. Phelix's dream is to attend university, to become a pilot, and to fly planes all over the world. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer. As he is from a family with seven siblings, he jokes that he always has someone to play with.



Jennifer is a member of the Class of 2021 at at Mua Girls High School.  She speaks English and Kiswahili fluently and hopes to join university and study education so she can be a teacher. Jennifer enjoys hanging out with her friends and especially her two sisters.


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Shifla is a member of class of at Anestar Girls Secondary School. She has two brothers and two sisters. Shifla would like to study Law at University and become an Advocate of the Law Court. She is also considering politics and has been involved in student council in both her primary and secondary school.



Sutheys is a member of the Class of 2021 at Mururia High School. He has one brother, two sisters, and speaks three languages — English, Kiswahili, and Gharri. He also enjoys playing football. When Sutheys is finished with high school, he plans to continue onto university to study engineering.


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Damaris is a member of the Class of 2021 at Asumbi Girls’ High School who is working hard to achieve her dream to attend Oxford University and to study medicine. Damaris has one younger brother and enjoys reading and drawing. She is also a member of the Debate Club.


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Patience is a member of the Class of 2021 at Nangina Girls’ High School with plans to attend university and study aeronautical engineering. She also wants to do some acting part time. Patience is a member of the Debate Club, loves reading, and plays lawn tennis and table tennis.