Moses Odhiambo Wambia

Moses is a last born in a family of four children. His father died when Moses was only eight months. After his birth, they were brought up by a single mother until in 2004 when she also passed on. Life became difficult for the children since the death of both parents.

History

DREAM: Surgeon
FATHER’S NAME: Wilson Wambia
MOTHER’S NAME: Rosebella Atieno Wambia.

Moses is a last born in a family of four children. His father died when Moses was only eight months. After his birth, they were brought up by a single mother until in 2004 when she also passed on. Life became difficult for the children since the death of both parents.

2004-2006 he stayed with the elder brother who by then was working as a casual laborer in Kisumu but he wasn’t attending school.

Late 2006, he was taken up by his former teacher who sympathized with his family’s situation. He was enrolled back to school under the teacher’s custody.

In 2008, his elder brother took him again. From class five, he was taken back to class three due to the low standard of education in his former school.

In 2010, his sister came with him to Mombasa. They lived together for two years and later he was sent away since the sister had gotten married.

Moses started living alone when he was in class seven. He could absent quite frequent due to lack of basic needs. He therefore resorted to working and learning. He did almost all sorts of casual laboring just to put food on table as well as pay his rent.

He did his Kenya Certificate of Primary Education Examination (KCPE) last year 2012 and obtained 335 marks. Unfortunately, he didn’t get a well wisher to pay for his Secondary education.

We found him in Bangladesh Slum in a desperate situation, listened to his story and gave him a chance to re-sit for his KCPE.

Career

Moses finished the Nice View Gratitude Academy end of 2013 with a very good result (389 A-) and attended thereafter a secondary school.

Unfortunately, we had to take in 2015 the decision to stop supporting him, since he did not stick to agreements and was also not available for a clarifying discussion.