Palla John is 11 years old and has been at the Tuni Home for 8 years. Both his parents died of AIDS when he was only three. Palla John cannot really remember either of them.
He has no brothers or sisters and was brought to the Home from his village 50km away as he had no remaining relatives to look after him.
Although one of the smallest children in his class he is by far the brightest and a very quick learner. He is very popular and goes out of his way to help friends with their studies.
He is very settled and is a lovely, quiet boy who hopes one day to work in the medical field.