Only one girl in 10 makes it to high school at Kakuma, but that’s no deterrent for this South Sudanese student with high ambitions. Esther Nyakong talks about beating the odds at a refugee camp.

““I don’t need to remind you this is exam time,” Esther, from South Sudan, tells the 340 students, all girls and 90 per cent of them refugees, standing beneath the rising sun in their smart uniforms of blue tartan skirts and turquoise shirts. “Once you finish an exam, go and study for the next one. Let’s not be found loitering, this is the time we all need to focus.”





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