Kafil is a quiet, respectful 9 year old boy from Tanzania. He lived in a happy family with his mother, Mary, father, Isaac, and elder sister in a remote part of the country, attending school every day.
Tharaka is a courageous 13 year old boy from northern Sri Lanka. His early years were happy ones, living with his mum, dad and older sister, although their remote village was constantly under threat from the civil war.
Joselito is a hardworking, determined 15 year boy from Manilla in the Phillippines. He is the second youngest in a family of 7 siblings, with 3 brothers and 3 sisters, one of whom has cerebral palsy. The family lived in a very poor slum in a rough part of the city:
Rashmi is a young girl from a remote area of Sri Lanka called Buttala. She is 13 years old and thanks to Hope for Children, she has discovered a passion for education that just a few years ago was not even a possibility.
Ibada is a courageous 14-year old boy from Arusha in northern Tanzania. He is often distinguished by his missing front two teeth which were knocked out in a boda ‘motorbike taxi’ accident on the street and make his Swahili difficult to understand.
Arjun is an incredibly brave 10 year old boy from Mumbai, India. He goes to school every day and at the end of the day, attends a Hope for Children-supported after-school group where he receives extra support with his studies.
Derrick is a courageous 16-year old boy from the slum of Namuwongo in Uganda. He is an inspirational child who has faced significant hardship in his youth, not least because of his height, which has meant he has been bullied throughout his childhood.
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