Tariku is 13 years old and is currently in 7th grade. He came to live at the Chiri Children’s Home when he was 9 years old after losing both his parents. When he arrived at Lalmba he was malnourished and he was not going to school. This year he ranked #2 in his class and dreams of becoming an engineer. Tariku is a fast walker with a ready smile, and he will probably lead the pack!