Alice’s education in Kenya

Name: Alice, Age: 14, Grade: 7

Alice lives with her mother in a traditional hut, 4km from school. She attends school six days a week, leaving her house at 6:30am and not returning home until 5:30pm in the evening. Her favorite subjects at school are math and Kiswahili. She does not like her English class because it’s obvious her teacher doesn’t like coming to the remote rural school. Alice’s dream is to become a police officer. Currently, she is the team captain of the school scouts, where she teaches others how to march, stand at attention and raise and lower the flag. She enjoys learning and wants to continue with school but is concerned that her parents won’t be able to afford her continuing education.