"My name is RODGERS. I am 10 years old and from Eldoret, Kenya. I like going to school because I like reading and learning with my friends. When I grow up, I would like to be a policeman."
Age: 10 (September 27, 2007)
Hero: His mom
Cost: $436 /yr ($36.33 /mo)
for tuition, boarding, and food
Situation: Rodgers’ mother, Teresa Rutto, is a single mother of 9 children (Festus-dropped out in 8th grade, Ronald- dropped out in 8th grade, Titus- sponsored by a church, Patricia- dropped out of Form 1, Wilfred- should have gone on to Form 1, but dropped out last year after 8th, Valentine- class 8, Victor- class 8, Rodgers, and Newton-class 2). They live on three-tenths of an acre and his mother does odd jobs to provide for the family. Rodgers would be very grateful for a sponsor and an opportunity to go to school.