My name is Lucky Ziro Lewa. I was born and raised in Kilifi County at Mtepeni ward. I am the only male child in a family of four children. My mother is a former employee of the Good life orphanage and she worked as a cleaner. I started my primary level at Mikanjuni Primary School in Mtwapa. I studied for three years in the kindergarten classes then transferred to Weldon Primary School. I studied there for three years from class one to class three. In 2011, I got an excellent opportunity to join one of the best primary schools in Kilifi County that is St. Bernadette and Mary school. I joined class four and studied up to class eight. SBM School gave me quality education and other educational requirements without paying a single penny. I did my KCPE in 2015 and qualified to join high school with 334 marks.

In 2016, I joined St. John the Baptist High School in Kakamega County. This was a dream come true as I dreamt of schooling far away from home to get exposure and know new places. However, this journey was not without challenges but I thank God for protecting me for the four years and finishing my studies well with no major problems. In 2020, I joined Technical University of Mombasa. I pursued a Diploma Course in Community Development and Counselling.

There are many reasons that led me to take this course:
1.Mtepeni community.
The community I was born in encouraged me to pursue this course as I grew up seeing many of the families experiencing major social and economic problems that affected the children directly and indirectly, I being one of them. I pursued this course to be able to bring a change in my community and create awareness to children and families that education is light to see and change the future because there are many children and parents who are not taking education seriously.

2.GLO and SBM family.
The GLO and SBM family really motivated me to pursue this course. The impact this project has had in my community is beyond measure and the kindness of everyone involved is true definition of humanity. I told myself that by pursuing this course, I would be able to help people and it would be one way of showing my appreciations for the support I received.

3.My mentor.
In addition, while I was at SBM School, the work that the by then social worker, Mr. Hemed used to do really impressed me and I admired him. His hard work to visit children at their homes just to see how they are faring and helping them get access to education and change their lives touched me and I said that one day I would like to be like him. The journey was not easy but I thank everyone especially my parents who did their best to help me reach this level. I completed my diploma this year on August and I am looking forward to practice what I learnt and give back to my community. I am currently doing my internship in the Social work department at The Good life Orphanage and I am happy to work for the project that played a big role in my life to be the person I am today.

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