Simon Sootian hails from Suswa Narok County. He is the first born in a family of five kids. He has two brothers and two sisters.
We met him during our trip at Maasai land where we had gone to learn about the Maasai culture and experience camping in the wild. He had done his final exam K.C.P.E at kisharu primary school and passed with flying colours.
He attained 357 marks out of 500marks, which was amazing and this drew our attention to him. He got a place in a national school but unfortunately his parents could not afford the amount needed for him to enroll, since both of them have no jobs. They entirely depend on their cattles. He was introduced to us by one of our guides, Jeremiah.
We were impressed by his performance, he is intelligent, bright and very friendly. This earned him a chance in Sport for Change.
He is now in form one (2017) at Kenyatta High School at Mwatate. He is enjoying high school life though he says its challenging due to long journey to school. He has to sleep over in Nairobi to make it to school on time during opening day or midterm.
We are very happy to say Simon has a sponsor now, who is willing to support him until he achieves his dream of becoming a lawyer!