Batanda Florence


    Florence’s Story

    “My grandmother and my grandfather care for me and we all live in Njeru.  My grandmother is a cook in a nursery school and my grandfather is a casual laborer.  He does any kind of job that comes across and is able to do.  Before I lived with them, I used to stay in the village with my parents but I could not attend school because they couldn’t pay my school fees. Later when my grandmother visited the village, she took me to come with her to Njeru where she registered me at St Stephen’s Primary School. But now my grandmother does not do any work because she has a back problem and her and my grandfather are both so old.  I have missed a lot of school now but would love to return so I can someday be a teacher”.

    Now a part of the PFP Juniors program, Florence attends a highly ranked primary school and has big dreams to become a teacher someday because “it helps you to become a perfect person when you grow up”. While PFP supports her with education and medical expenses, Florence continues to live with her grandparents, who she loves very much. Her grandma and grandpa work hand in hand with PFP and are proud to play a role in supporting Florence in being able to attend school. 


    Date of Birth: January 30, 2007

    What is your favorite subject in school? English and Mathematics

    What do you want to be when you grow up? A Teacher

    Why is an education important?  It helps you to become a perfect person when you grow up

    What is your favorite color? Yellow

    What is your favorite food? Matooke (plantains), fish and rice

    What are your hobbies? Reading