Gilbert Phiri

Arise Christian School 13 years old Grade 4

Gilbert is the last born in a family of 7 children, 4 boys and 3 girls. His parents had 8 children but one passed away when he was 4. Unfortunately, his father also died in some time back.  The family lives in Ng’ombe township in the house their father left them. As it a big house, his mother rented out part of the house in order to sustain the family. The rented rooms are currently the family’s source of income. Mrs. Phiri also depends on her family members and other well wishers   for the survival of her children.

Gilbert loves school so much and says that he wants to be a mechanical engineer when he grows up. His favorite subject is English. Gilbert’s favorite color is green. Like most Zambian boys and men, his favorite food is nshima. He loves his nsima with sausage and vegetables! His favorite fruit are apples. His favorite pass time activity is soccer. He also loves going to church and his favorite bible verse is John 3:16. One of his favorite bible stories is the story of Moses but he also likes the story of Noah.

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