Anifo is 6 years old and lives in Ngalumwe village. He extremely enjoys attending school. He is doing grade 4 and walks a tiring long distance every day to school together with his brothers. The distance is about 5 kilometers which takes him about an hour. Every day he ponders what the day bring because his parents are not employed and survive on the piece of land they try to till.
He is faced with a lot of challenges a child of his age does not deserve: chiefly food; one house which is thatched and built on reeds. It´s too small for the family, so it´s impossible for them to sleep in it. They survive on hand to mouth on the spare of the moment on food. He is grossly in need of school uniforms, school bag and school exercise books. He walks very long and tiresome distances to and from school which sometimes affects his education.
He wake up very early and do household duties such as sweping the house,prepares to go to school and sometimes with or without food or inadequate food depending on whether if any would have been left from the previous day. From school he walks with his friends and sometimes eat mangoes along the way or any other indigenous wild fruits. He reaches home and assist the parents by fetching water and firewood and in the evening sits by the fireplace with the rest of the family sharing their daily encounters and eventually eat relish and goes to sleep.
Anifo likewise as his brothers needs school unifoms,a school bag, school exercise books. He needs food like any other children of his age so that he can be raised in a healthy environment that can permit him to achieve some of his intended dreams in life.
Anifo dreams of helping the community by becoming a well qualified nurse who can bring change even to his brother who frequently suffers from Malaria. There are a lot of other young people who are absent from school because of different community ailments. With a normal medical treatment all these diseases could be over quickly and the students could be back at school soon. But here, in the rural area, Malaria and other ailments last very long without the needed medication very – if they ever get well again. Anifo wants to bring change to his village, community in terms of medical treatment. He wants to have a local clinic or hospital built nearby so that he can assist his community as he has seen a lot of challenges medically.
To have a collected proper family set up with adequate food and accommodation. He wants to embrace the modern technology of having access to computers, electricity, as well as being in touch with the world of technology such as cellphones and computers. He wants to see his family happy and have a modern home that has enough rooms to accommodate the whole family. He wants his parents to be happy and have a healthy life. He dreams of finishing his school and achieve his intended dreams.
He experiences a very tormenting life of thinking along with family on where the next meal will be coming from if either there would be any. He crosses situations where he walks very long and tedious distances to and from school every day. Anifo finds it hard to have problems with food, hunger, do house chores which makes go to school hard being already tired and with no bag to carry books.
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