Klando Orkery Melubo
I am Klando Orkery Melubo. I am fifteen years old from Oloirobi Village, Ngorongoro. My motherâ€™s name is Noorkiseya and my fatherâ€™s name is Orkery. Both of my parents are pastoralist coming from the Maasai Tribe. I have six siblings: three brothe
I am Klando Orkery Melubo. I am fifteen years old from Oloirobi Village, Ngorongoro. My mother’s name is Noorkiseya and my father’s name is Orkery. Both of my parents are pastoralist coming from the Maasai Tribe. I have six siblings: three brothers and three sisters. In our family, only three of us were able to attend school: my two older brothers and I. I started my primary education in Mokilal Primary School in 2003 when I was seven years old. I was already 12 years old when I finished primary school. I had to stay home for four months while waiting for the results if I will be able to attend secondary school. The results were released in December and I passed and was selected to join one of the ward schools, Malambo Secondary School, in Ngorongoro.
My father told my mother that I can attend secondary school just as long as she will find ways to support my education. If she cannot provide for my school fees and other things needed for school, I will be married off. With the help of my brothers, my mother was able to get a scholarship for me through Emusoi Centre. The financial support enable me to have a chance to get a secondary school education. My mother and I were so happy.
On January 1, 2010, I came to Emusoi Centre. I felt very welcome by the staff and other students. I was part of the Pre-Form One class of school year 2010. At the end of the year, I took entrance exams and interviews to two schools: Uroki Secondary School and Sangiti Secondary School. I passed both schools and decided to study at Uroki. I started Form One in 2011 and my results were good. This year, 2012, I am now in Form Two. I am currently preparing for the National Examination on November 5. I believe that I will pass to Form Three.