I stopped going to school this year because my mother was being so mean and subjecting me to such harsh treatment that I could not go. My parents hate me.  It could be because I was born out of wedlock when my mom’s husband (who I see as my dad) was in prison. I was taken to live in a safe house after my dad told my aunt that he wanted to see me dead.  I can not stay there long term so I’m happy to be living at Maai Mahiu Children’s Home now.  I have an older brother and three younger siblings.  I was in 4th grade (Class 4) before I stopped attending school.