Gift is a kindergartener at Arise Christian School. He is six years old. Gift is the youngest in his family with one older brother and two older sisters. They live with their mother in the Ng’ombe neighborhood of Lusaka, which is right next to ACS. Gift’s father divorced his mother and now has remarried into a different family. Gift’s mother is looking for work, and makes money right now doing laundry.
Gift is very excited to be going to school. He comes home every day and tells his family about what he learned. He is almost able to write his name, and is trying to learn to read. Gift likes climbing trees and playing with the legos in the ACS library. Gift’s favorite food is rice and beans. His favorite color is orange, and he also likes the fruit. When Gift grows up he wants to become a soldier.