from Wendy Muckle, February 2nd, 2016
Today is the worst day of the year - orphan selection day. This is the day when our group meets to review the marks of all the group’s children who are eligible to proceed to secondary school. That list is supplemented by “requests” - children from the community who are deserving of an education but not already part of our group. Their names are put forward by the school, the local leaders and their families. This year we have 25 names to consider plus five more requests which have come directly to me.
In a tiny one room home in a dusty slum in Kisumu, Kenya, Anyango Akama anxiously waits for a vehicle to arrive.