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Cynthia
Name: CYNTHIA CHELAGAT
Age: 10 yrs
Father's Name: SYLVESTER
Mother's Name: HELLEN
Guardian: Parents
Siblings: 5
Gender: Female
School: Eldoret Illula School
County: UASIN GISHU
Country: KENYA

 

Cynthia is born in Lessos village in Tinderet within Nandi district in the Rift Valley region of Kenya. This is a region that is known to regard children with albinism as a taboo and bad omen to the family.

She is the 5th  born child in the family of 6. She has 5 sibling and one of them (Diana Chebet) has albinism. They live in a grass thatched house with walls made of mud. The parents are very needy. The father is a small scale farmer planting mainly food crops for the family.  The mother is a house wife.

The two were not taken to school until they joined kacsu Programme last year (2011) for reasons that the family did not want to be the laughing stock of the community. So they decided to hide them at home. Infact Kacsu director was tipped by some neighbor that there were some ‘strange’ looking children who have been hidden and not allowed to venture out of the homestead.. That is how kacsu intervened and brought them to the programme.

She is currently in Nursery and doing well in class. Her wish is to study hard so that  she can help her parents and other needy children.
She is in class 6 in Illula primary school. She has an older sister in the programme and in the same class with her called Diana Chebet. Her parents are casual labourers and very poor.
This will cost 400 euros

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