Birthday: July 13 1999
Arrived at orphanage: December 2004
Before Jeanine came to the orphanage, she lived with another wife of her father. Her mother had died when she was very little. However, her father’s wife had 9 children to take care of which was very difficult for her. She hardly had enough means to send her children to school. Her father who at this time was a teacher asked the NGO to take care of his child. After a social
survey, Jeanine was admitted to the orphanage in order to give her a balanced nutrition and to make sure she can continue to go to school. Before she came to join the Yedidja family, she also suffered a lot from malaria.
Jeanine is now in 7th grade. She attends a local Public Secondary School which is about a 35 minute walk from the center where she lives. Her favorite subjects are English, history and geography. She is a very soft spoken girl and has grown to be a respectful young lady. She likes to work hard in kitchen and is often lending a hand with tasks of the mother figures at the
center. She enjoys spending time in the summers going to visit her sisters in the village which has proved to be a fruitful time for her. In her free time Jeanine enjoys playing handball and skip-bo.