Harrison’s family was hit hard by poverty. His aging parents relied on relief food to sustain their family of twelve. But Harrison’s determination would not deter him from earning his school fees, and he joined the ranks of child labourers to change his future. Even though he missed many days of school, Harrison completed Primary Education and was awarded a spot in Senior High.
But the cost of High School was an insurmountable obstacle.
Having suffered at the hands of his alcoholic father, Harrison left home. He worked 16 hours a day on a farm for less than $1 per month.
He was hardworking and he persevered, but the circumstances of his birth prevented the future he was capable of achieving.
In 1997, MCF learned of his struggle and rescued him, enrolling him in High School. He completed that degree in 2000 and spent two years helping in the Education Department at MCF. He has since graduated from the Catholic University with a Class Honor Bachelor of Commerce Degree. He returned to MCF to serve at Yatta, and then was promoted to overseeing the entire education department of MCF Ndalani. He has since started to work with Build Africa, an international development NGO.
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