Edwins completed primary school in the fall of 2015 and scored high enough on his national exams to attend secondary school. He received an invitation to attend Oriwo High School and started his Form 1 year there in January 2016.
Edwins Owino was born on the 24th of May 2000 and began attending CGA in 2006. Edwins lost his father in May, 2003. He is the last of two kids and his elder brother Ian Dancun also attends CGA. His father was a polygamist having three wives of which Edwn’s mother was the youngest. After the death of his father, his mother was kicked out of the home and all their belongings and land were taken by his step mother and uncles. This forced the mother to move to Mbita where she rented a one room tin house and started her tailoring work to support her two children. Life became very difficult for her for she was often falling sick. She decided to move to a certain widower’s home and live with him. The widower has one son and in the same grade with Edwin’s elder brother though of a different school. Both Edwin’s mother and the widower she is co-habiting with are sick and on daily medicines. The family of the widower have welcomed Edwin’s mother and are very supportive to her and the boys. The home is situated on the other side of the hill from school and it takes them about half an hour to walk to school. The house is divided into three rooms, has walls smeared with mud and cow-dung, a tin roof, and a cemented floor. The house is neatly arranged, spacious and well ventilated. They now have enough land that they have planted watermelon and maize. Edwins and his brother and step brother share a bed under a mosquito net in a house adjacent to their house. This is the same house where they do their studies at night. It takes them about an hour and a half to bring water from the lake with a donkey. They treat the water for drinking and use the rest for cooking and cleaning. Both bathing and washing clothes is done at the lake. They have no electricity or running water in their compound. His mother still supports the family by working in a small tailoring business in Mbita. Edwins received glasses when he was in grade one, and he uses them in the classroom when they are writing. Edwins is an active and creative boy. 2016 Update: Edwins completed primary school in the fall of 2015 and scored high enough on his national exams to attend secondary school. He received an invitation to attend Oriwo High School and started his Form 1 year there in January 2016.