Jawad (4) lives with his family in a house of their own in the Bedouin village of Zubidat. Jawad is a very smart and sensitive boy who loves to be mischievous at times. Jawad loves animals and everything that is outdoors. He also loves to swim. He is especially attached to his aunt Waffa. Jawad comes from a large family, who is finding it hard to make ends meet.
Mia (7) is a bright and cheerful young girl who can be overly talkative at times, but is very respectful and helpful with others. Mia enjoys playing with her classmates and jumping rope at recess, and her favorite subject is handwork. At home, she enjoys spending time with her family and playing with her little sister who is in kindergarten. Mia's family has an unstable income which makes it difficult for them to keep up with their basic expenses and the cost of education for both of their daughters.
Tamika (9) lives with her family and her older sister who visit also the hermanus waldorfschool, in Zwelihle, a township close to school. Her father is a chef at a steakhouse und her mother is a waitress. Her teacher describes her as a hardworking pupil. She contributes eagerly to group discussions. She likes to play netball with her friends in the afternoon.
Ezekiel (6) was born as the last born in a family of five children. They live in Rongai area, 5km away from school. His mother is a single parent. She is a detergent products vendor who hawks them around. She earns minimal income that is barely enough to feed, clothe and educate her children. Ezekiel and his mother live in rented house with running water and electricity. He is an active, bubbly and funny boy who loves socializing and playing with his friends. Ezekiel visit now the Kindergarten and he is very happy to be in school. He comes to school by bus, which is an offer.