Balwire Gastafas | Age: 11 | Grade: 6
Gastafas lives with his mother, father and four siblings at Mawangala. His mother and father both have jobs where they earn only the equivalent of .50 cents per day. Like many boys in this community, he foregoes school days so that he may work and help his family. He needs better education, but cannot do so unless someone reaches out to provide for his needs.