Diana Anyango Otieno mother died and later her stepmother forced her into an early marriage at the age of 16yrs. The stepmother was charged by the courts and Diana was brought to the orphanage. She is back at school studying to go to university and train to be a nurse.
I am no longer painter, there ended up being more paint on the floor, myself and the children! I have a new vocation, as a Teacher, and have been invited around the local schools to give motivational talks about the real benefits of education, and generally discuss modern life in UK and the developed world, which stimulated lots of questions. The Kenyan Government funds schooling (to a point). For example, the government supplies 8 teachers and parents chip in to fund the other 2 or 3 as necessary. By law, many schools supplement their income by creative means including have a dairy cow or two, growing crops (usually maize), charging…