Kobby was abandoned when she was only 7 years old and the first home she can remember was the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret.

“When I came to Lewa Children’s Home, I felt good,” Kobby said. “I attended KipKeino Nursery School and I have continued learning there up to now, where I am in Class 5.”

At Lewa, Kobby has everything she needs.

“I am happy,” she says. “We are fed well every day, we eat a balanced diet, and we are given enough clothes and shoes.

“We are not all the same age, there are small babies brought to the home and I enjoy helping them in the mornings and evenings because I love babies so much.

“In the mornings when we wake up we are well, we play in a clean field, the place where we sleep is clean, we have cupboards to put our clothes, there are toilets.”

In school, her favorite subject is Christian Religious Education where she learns about the Bible and the story of Jesus and his disciples.

“We learn how God created the earth and we learn so many things I can share with others,” she said.

She does acknowledge that some subjects are more challenging for her than others.

“I learn well, but sometimes I can’t understand some subjects,” she told us.

Only a fifth-grader, Kobby already has big dreams for her future.

“When I grow up I want to be a doctor because I want to help those who are sick,” Kobby said. “I want to treat them so that they can enjoy their life again. Even when my family, friends, relatives, and others become sick, I would like to treat them so that they can be healed.”

Kobby has years to make her dream a reality.

For now, she can enjoy being a child without worry or fear for the future thanks to Phyllis.

“I cannot remember when I lived, or my family, but I know my home is the Lewa Children’s Home,” Irene said. “Life here at Lewa is cool and I love being here.”