When this photo was taken Brian was 6 years old and near the end of his time at the school. the short report that follows was written by Atara Brown when she worked at the school as an Intern in 2009.
"He lives with his mother, father, and 6 other siblings in Muthiga. Muthiga is a slum community for displaced families. Brian’s family are victims of the post election violence and probably will never have the opportunity to return home.
Every morning Brian and his mother walk about 7 km to reach Mahali Pa Watoto. One could say this is a family dedicated to educating their children. Even though the family has had a difficult past compassion is not something they lack. Upon reaching Brian’s home, his mother feed us a hearty meal of sweet potatoes and tea.
Brian is a bit shy but a kind child. His favourite colour is red and he likes cats. When Brian grows up he wants to be God. (I asked him if he was sure because that seems like a pretty big job!) He assured me that this is what he wanted because he thinks God is good".
Brian 'graduated' at the end of 2010 and is now in a state school.