Ghetto Radio’s Managing Director and founder Majimaji Kenya Trust Julius Owino alias Majimaji is looking for two street children who excelled in KCPE and are scavenging for plastics in order to raise secondary school fees.
David Ochieng and Mark Vincent who scored 380 and 338 marks respectively are from Kisumu and were featured on the Standard newspaper .
Majimaji says he hopes to find the two orphans help from his networks in order to help them secure their secondary education in a boarding school
“The story of these two boys has touched me. I know organizations passionate about education that could support these boys who are bright and needy all the way. I know and believe that these organizations within my networks should be more than ready to help them achieve their dream of going to a boarding secondary school,” said Majimaji.
Ochieng was a pupil at Manyatta Primary School while Vincent was at Central Primary School in Kisumu. They have for long rummaged for recyclable waste for sale.
The article on the Standard stated how the two have intensified their scavenging for anything that they can sell from the dumpsite in the hope of furthering their education.
They rely on the small proceeds they earn from selling paper, metals, and plastics to purchase books.
If the two are admitted to boarding school, their dream to have a home there might come a cropper if they cannot raise the fees.
The ceiling for Form One fees for boarders is Sh53,000, which includes expenses for school uniform, lunch, and boarding-related levies.
By Claret Adhiambo