“I have grown up with my mother, my siblings and now my sister’s children too. I never met my dad, but people tell me he is in Kenya. My mom struggles to make money by selling handmade snacks to people everyday. This helps the family but is not enough for school fees, food and rent. We all live in one room separated with curtains. In most cases, I see mom cry and go without eating but she does not tell us why she is so sad. Some days we don’t go to school because we don’t have school fees and scholastic materials, like books and pencils”.
Now a part of the PFP Juniors program, Ashiraf attends a highly ranked primary school and has big dreams to become an pilot so he can “become a better person in the future”. While PFP supports Ashiraf with education and medical costs, he continues to live with his mother and loves her so much.
Date of Birth: November 24, 2006
What is your favorite subject in school? Mathematics
What do you want to be when you grow up? A Pilot
Why do you think an education is important? Because I can become a better person in the future
What is your favorite color? Red
What is your favorite food? G-nuts (peanut sauce) and matooke (plantains
What are your hobbies? Playing football