"My name is WALTAR. I am 13 years old and from Eldoret, Kenya. I like going to school because I like my books. When I grow up, I would like to be a policeman."
Age: 13 (October 10, 2003)
Hero: His teacher
Cost: $436 /yr ($36.33 /mo) for tuition, boarding, and food
Situation: Waltar is in a family of nine children who live on a five acre plot of land. Farming is the main thing that the family does as a source of income. Three of the children are in high school and this makes it hard to send the others to school. The younger children suffer because they are often left from going to school or are sent home because of lack of school fees. Waltar has fallen behind in his education.