“Next year I start college. I hope to become a teacher and work with kids who are just coming to the United States. I really want to give back what I got. My ESL teachers taught me my ABC’s, how to write my name, things like that, and I want to do the same for other children who are new. I enjoy being with kids; I already have some experience working at Christian camps.
“At home, my mother also teaches me. We all know how to cook African food now. And she teaches my sisters and me how to sew---two of my brothers too. I make my own skirts and bags. My mom makes bags to sell at Caritas Village, and I make scarves to sell. She shows me how to do many things that will help me in life, things that I can do on my own.”