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Pauline

Age: 15

Birthday: September 15, 2004

Home: Kisongo, Arusha

School: Henry Gogarty Girls Secondary, Form 2 (grade 9)

 

In large groups Pauline is shy, though she still likes to share her thoughtful opinions. She has an engaged and curious mind and wants to become a lawyer.

 

Pauline  lives with her two sisters and her parents in a 2 room home, recently left to them by their grandfather. Her mother is a seamstress at a local shop and her father is an electrician at Yakini Primary School. When Pauline's parents had difficulties paying for Pauline’s school fees and during primary school Pauline was sent home frequently from her classes and her family often skipped meals.  When her father offered to provide electrical work for the Yakini Primary School in exchange for half her school fees, the Headmaster at Yakini Primary School recognized Pauline’s potential and offered to help cover half the fees for them.