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A day in the life of our children



My name is Soudi. I am in my third year of primary school. Together with my mum, my older sister and little brother, I live in Mshomoroni. Do you want to know what my day looks like?





  • 07.00 a.m.: “Mama wakes me up together with my brother. We wash ourselves and brush our teeth. For breakfast we drink African thee: black thee with milk and a lot of sugar!”
  • 07.30 a.m.: “My brother and I walk together to school. When we hurry up, we might have some time to play with the swing.”
  • 08.00 a.m.: “Time to enter the class.”

HOSPYG offers the 8-4-4 system (most common school system in Kenya). We prepare the children for the Kenyan state examinations. At this moment we have a first, second and third preschool class and a first and second class at primary school. We intend to complete a class yearly, to come to a fully-fledged primary school.

  • 10.30 a.m.: “I feel really hungry from all the sums and the English and Swahili! It is time for free ‘uji’ (some kind of oatmeal).”
  • 11.30 – 12.30 a.m. : “You can buy a warm meal at our school. Most of the time my mama brings food to the school, and sometimes my brother and I, we go home for lunch. What my favourite food is? Mmmm, French fries, chicken and spinach!”

We recently started with the construction of a vegetable garden. Hopefully we can eat our home-made vegetables soon!

  • 02.00 – 04.00 p.m. : “Going home! When I arrive at home, I go to the mosque. Afterwards I make my homework. Mostly, my mama asks me to go and get water. While mama is preparing diner, I play with my brother and the other children from the neighbourhood.”
  • 08.00 p.m.: “Time for bed! Most of the time I dream of having my own car. Then I drive with my family in my Nissan to Tanzania. I would like to go to another country so very much.”