Derrick is 15 years old, born on 13th March 2001. He joined Form One this year at Parklands Boys high school which is a Provincial and boys boarding School. He completed his Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examination and managed to score 268/500 marks.
He is social and playing soccer is one of most favorite activities that he enjoys with his friends. Other interests are dancing, playing basketball. His Favorite subject is Math’s for he likes playing with numbers. His favorite food is pilau (an African dish). His best friends are Pielina and Hillary as they help each other with school work. Derrick aspires to be a pilot so that he can be travelling around the world.
The family stays in waithaka slum a densely populated area and people compete for the same odd jobs. He lives with an aunt, cousin and brother. The family lives in is two roomed made of bricks, has electricity and running tap water. There are few old furniture’s in the house with a separate bed that Derrick sleeps on and shares it with the brother. His aunt works as an office cook at the NRCA office for an income.