Meet The Kids

Abdishakur

7 Years Old

Abdishakur lives with his 70 year old grandmother who sells coffee in front of a pharmacy to provide for him. At this young age, Abdishakur helps his grandmother by preparing the cups for the customers while she is preparing the coffee. Abdishakur wants to be doctor when he gets older so that he can help his grandmother.

Adno

9 Years Old

Adno’s father was killed by militia in 2015 and she is currently being raised by her mother and grandmother. Adno is a very motivated young girl who loves to learn new things. She would like to be a teacher when she grows up and help educate the next generation.

Abdiwahid

9 Years Old

Abdiwahid is an orphan whose mother died while she was giving birth to him. He lived with his grandmother for a period but unfortunately, she passed away as well. He now lives with his aunt who already has ten children of her own, and she is unable to pay for his education. Abdiwahid would like to be a teacher when he grows up.

Abdiwahid

9 Years Old

Abdiwahid is an orphan whose mother died while she was giving birth to him. He lived with his grandmother for a period but unfortunately, she passed away as well. He now lives with his aunt who already has ten children of her own, and she is unable to pay for his education. Abdiwahid would like to be a teacher when he grows up.

Amran

7 Years Old

Amran is Adno’s younger sister and she also lives with their mother and grandmother. Her mother is unemployed but her grandmother sells tomatoes and she takes care of the family with whatever she gets as a profit. Unfortunately, education is not something the family can afford right now. Amran wants to be a doctor when she gets older.

Asha

9 Years Old

Asha is Abdiwahid's sister and also lives with her aunt who is struggling to raise ten children of her own. Due to these circumstances, Aisha’s aunt is not able to fund Asha’s education. She is young and full of life, and she is at that age where kids are supposed to be shaped by education. Asha wants to be a scholar when she gets older.

Fathi

10 Years Old

Fathi lives with her mother and six older siblings. Their father was killed in an attack on a public area while she was in her mother’s womb. Fathi’s mother sells tea in front of a hotel. She provides for her children by using the small profit she makes from her business. Fathi wants to be a teacher when she grows up.

Yusuf

13 Years Old

Coming soon!

Qaali

10 Years Old

Qaali lives with her mother and her two brothers. Her mother works as a custodian in one of the schools in Mogadishu. She would love to keep her kids in school but she is unable to fund all of their education. Qaali's social skills have really improved since she has started school and she is having a great experience. She would like to be a teacher when she grows up

Khadija

9 Years Old

Khadija and her two siblings live with their elderly grandparents, who need assistance themselves. Khadija’s mother went missing after her father passed away. In 2013 she left the country in search of a better life for her family but unfortunately, she has not been heard from since. Khadija is very happy to be in school and would like to be a teacher when she grows up.

Rataaj

8 Years Old

Rataaj is Khadija's younger sister. She is currently being cared for by her grandparents. Rataaj loves attending school and dreams of being a teacher when she grows up!