Achiet’s Story


Achiet, a refugee from South Sudan

“My name is Achiet. I am 11 years old and in grade 4. I was born in Rumbek, South Sudan. I fled my country recently in the war of 2013 that began in Juba capital. I lost both of my parents, and since then I have accompanied people running to Kenya, in Nairobi. I became an orphan refugee there.

Later I started going to school with the help of other friends. Now, I have nobody to pay for my school fees, clothes, food, housing and transportation. I want to finish primary school and be the first girl to get a school certificate in my family.”

We commend Achiet for her perseverance! Read more student narratives here.