Date of birth: April 29, 1999
Place of birth: Moroto, Uganda
What is your favorite color? Yellow
What is your favorite food? Chicken and chips
What is your favorite hobby? Football and bicycling
What is your favorite subject in school? Math
What do you want to be when you grow up? A Dentist
I was born in Moroto, Uganda. I lived there with my family which consisted of my mother and father, my four brothers, my one sister, and I. In Moroto we were suffering from drought, hunger, and the war. We lived there until my father was shot and killed by rebels. My mother took us and we left Moroto for Jinja. When we got to Jinja we didn’t have food or shelter so we wandered on the streets seeking food, help, and shelter. To get money we would collect maize (corn) and firewood. I collected scrap metal and used charcoal and sold it for money for survival. I also went to the streets to beg for money. We did not have enough food or money to satisfy our needs but we had to bear with the situation. The rent was so high and so many people had to contribute, but sometimes we still did not have enough money for rent.
I attended school in Masese, but could not pay for the exam fees and my mother could not afford to pay for them. I would go to the streets and search for money to pay for the tests. In the end, if I couldn’t find money, I would run to the streets to dodge having to pay the school administration. I thought, “Why should I bother myself?”, so I couldn’t finish.
Updated January 1, 2013