15 years old from Ngalumwe, he is very happy to be enrolled in grade 5, he has 3 brothers, living on a farm with arid soil. Alex´s parents are not gainfully employed and they only survive on the produce from the farm fields. Every season the crops are very few because of the nature of the soil type in their fields and the type of climate surrounding their region.
Their yard is big, but there´s only one little hut where the whole family sleeps in. Due to the heat and the little space Alex uses a tree as a shelter who spends shade and protection to spend the night.
Before going to school he needs to support his family by fetching water, collecting and cutting firewood, cleaning the yard. If he´s lucky he gets some food before walking to school for one hour, but normally he has breakfast in the afternoon. This meal is often the only one he gets. This means he goes to school tired already because of having awaken very early and above all, there is the very strenuous distances he walks to school every day barefoot.
The family cannot afford school uniforms, school carrying bag and exercise books. His clothes are worn-out, dirty and old.
Alex needs help on school material such as exercise books, school uniforms, school carrying bag and any other related school aid a grade 5 pupil may need. He also grossly needs food aid such as beans, rice and any other high nutritional foods for a pupil of his age. A good nutrition provides a healthy body and mind. With one proper, warm meal and without being worried of going to bed hungry or not he could concentrate on school much better. Alex is very concerned and worried about his future. He dreams of being a policemen one day.
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