NAME ::: Utropia Mwitumba COUNTRY ::: Tanzania
I’m Utropia and I live with my parents in Kindimba Juu . I’m 16 years old and I’m fortunate to go to secondary school.
What is most important to you?
The most important thing for me is that I can go to school. Hopefully that will later allow me to take care for myself or my family.
What has influenced you the most in your life?
The biggest influence on me have been my parents that took care of me since I was born. Now going to school is something that has a big influence on me.
What has been an important turning point in your life?
For sure the biggest turning point for me was that I’m able to go to school and now can even go to secondary school.
I feel I’m very lucky to go there and with that can build on my future.
What makes you happy?
I’m happy, when it’s rainy season. I’m happy, because then it’s cloudy and there is not too much sunshine. Then I’m happy.
What are you personally proud of?
I’m satisfied, when there is enough money to pay the school fees and I don’t have to worry about that.
I have been quite proud, when we got the goats and now I hope they will soon give us milk, so that we can sell it and get some money from that.
I’m proud, when I get books in school and I can study more and raise my education. I’m supposed to buy them, so everytime I can do so, I’m proud.
What have been the biggest struggles in your life?
So far I have four major problems. The sun and what it does to my body. Second, it’s hard for me in school when I can’t read what the teacher writes, because my eyes are so bad. I also get all these wounds on my body from the sun and my eyesight is very bad.
What would you change in your life, if you could change something?
If we could get enough money I would go to the hospital and get medicine that would help me. I could go on with studying and it would be easier. That would make a big change.
What do you wish for your own future?
If I could get help, I would like to complete secondary school and have a independent life. I would like to be a teacher one day. I would also like to teach at secondary school. Teaching is a nice job. I could work in the shade, what is great. I really like schooling. Only with that you can have a nice and good life.