Island boy who swims to school dreams of becoming solar irrigation farmer

But what many probably aren’t aware of is the existence of a tiny island, a five-minute walk upstream along the riverbank from the idyllic waterfalls. On the tiny island, along the river and surrounded by a stream, we meet 13-year old Nzioki Mwaniki, a lanky boy, whistling and marching towards the river pond for a dip.

For Nzioki, swimming is a necessity, a survival craft in his family’s daily subsistence on the tiny island. To go to school, he swims across the river, his uniform wrapped in a plastic bag, which he then slips into on the other side. He is the third born among five siblings.

Full story: EnergySiren

 


 

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