August 31, 2000
Lemekani is one of three children in his family. He has one brother and one sister. He lives with his parents and siblings in a three-room mud-brick house with dirt floors and a metal roof, in Lusaka, Zambia. He is in grade nine at Kasisi Primary School and his best subject is Science. His favourite activities are listening to music and playing soccer with his friends. At home, he helps with the cooking chores and collects firewood for his family. Lemekani wants to become a police officer. At the Serenje Sponsor Site, the Sisters of Mary Immaculate provide children with school fees and materials, as well as proper nutrition and other basic needs. Parents and guardians attend business training workshops to learn how to supplement their incomes.