Shannon joined the Osiligi family in 2018 as a fourth grader. She was born and raised in Ewuaso, the first born in a family of five children. Shannon's parents had been having domestic issues for quite a long time. The disputes were often solved amicably for quite some time, but it bore no fruits. Eventually her mother left the marriage, and her father remarried. After being abused by her stepmother, her case was reported and she was brought to the rescue center.
Just like her Maasai name, "Nashipae," which means happiness, she is a very happy and kind girl, with a popping dimple on her right cheek.
"I am always certain that I will eat, drink and learn when I am here. Back at home, there was no certainty of learning as I was always being sent home for school fees."
Her favorite memory is when she was baptized and confirmed last year in 2023. Since being at the rescue center, she has joined the school football team and enjoys dancing. She aspires to be a journalist in the future!
Please join us in praying for Shannon as she begins high school and works towards accomplishing her goals!