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Catherine Mkandawire

Arise Christian School 13 years old, Grade 4

Catherine is 13 years old. She was born in Mwense village in the eastern part of Zambia. Her dad and mum are no longer together. She is currently staying with her dad and her stepmother in Ng’ombe compound, which is a walkable distance from the Arise Christian School. Catherine comes from a family of 7, she is the first-born in her family. She has 1 brother and 5 sisters. Catherine’s dad works as a gardner and her step mum helps in the Arise Africa feeding program.


Catherine is in grade 4, she wants to be a teacher when she completes school. Her favorite subject in class is English and she finds social studies to be the hardest of them all. She has a recurrent ear problem, which affects her hearing from time to time. Catherine enjoys athletics and the 100 meter run is her favorite. Catherine’s favorite food is rice with French fries. She is allergic to all kinds of meat apart from chicken. Her favorite colors are white and orange, her favorite fruit is apple.

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