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2011 +
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My name is Cissy Namukasa, but people call me Smiley because I always smile even when I am sad. I am the oldest child in my family, and we make and sell crafts. However, they all take a long time to make, and sometimes we have to sell them at a really low price because no one wants to buy them. Because my mother is handicapped and has trouble walking, I take care of my two brothers and run the household. However, I have become really good at weaving mats and basket, so I make them in my spare time. I have two brothers John four years and Musoke six year.

I like that I’m going to the Circle of Peace School because I want to learn how to think about and express my opinions. I believe that education is important, so when I grow up, I want to be a teacher and teach my friends in the village. I am very grateful for the people from America and Grandma Amina at the Circle of Peace School. Whenever they visit, I want to go to school and do my best because I enjoy their lessons and activities very much. It makes me happy to know that people far far away love me.

Note: Circle of Peace School is a private school serving orphans and other children unable to afford the costs of attending public schools. As such, it receives no funding from public resources. Located in a suburb of Uganda’s capital city Kampala, the school is in a highly urban setting and must pay for water and sanitation services as well as teacher salaries and facilities. School Supplies include a school uniform, other clothing (underwear and after school clothing), hygiene items (soap, toothpaste, laundry soap, haircuts, etc) medical care, transportation, and entertainment (sports equipment, musical instruments). Educational materials include text books, lights for studying at night, pencils, paper, etc. Room and board includes bedding, three meals a day seven days a week, and 24/7 adult supervision.


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