Stephen and John: Our Story (2015)
Our names are Stephen and John. We are six and twelve years old. We are in Standard Two Class and Standard Five in Saint Patrick’s school. We live here with our mother Faith and we are happy: the three of us together.
Our mother helped to build the new school. She was the leader of all the workers who built the foundations. She is a very good worker. My mother is part of the Akamba tribe and did not get the chance to go to school herself. We were happy when we saw her dancing with the tribe at the opening ceremony of the new school. All her hard work is finished for now. The new building is very beautiful. She can “relax and enjoy “.
We go to bed early because we have no power or light. But we also like to get up at first light so we can walk the 5km to school and be there by 7am. We go in a little before school starts so that we can catch up on our schoolwork. We used to find it difficult to walk the 15km to the old school and we missed many days but it is better now. We love our new school. There is a big field beside the school where we like to run and race our friends every day. Myself and my brother are the fastest in our school. Our teacher’s names are Veronica and Salfestas. They are kind and teach us about our country and the world.