John originally joined the program in 2012 but his sponsor wasn’t able to continue supporting his education. After high school graduation, he enrolled at Kabete National Polytechnic and is pursuing a Diploma in Information Communication Technology. He is currently in the second year of a three-year course and doing really well in his studies. He is described as a shy boy with very few words but who loves to smile. He aspires to one day to work in one of the leading telecommunication companies in the country. His hobby is playing soccer and reading. John lives with his mother, brother, and two sisters. His mother is a widow, his father died in 2016. His mother does odd jobs like washing laundry to make ends meet. Life has been hard since John’s father died. They live in a rental double room made of iron sheets with access to electricity. One of the rooms acts as both the sitting area and kitchen and the other one as a bedroom. He shares a bed with his younger brother. They do not have running water and have to buy water from a neighboring water vendor. They share bathrooms and latrines.