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"My Dreams" from the Kibera School

[font='Palatino Linotype', 'Book Antiqua', Palatino, serif]In our after school program, the fourth grade girls are learning about what it means to dream. We asked the girls to describe their dreams – for tomorrow, for the year, and for their life. We also asked them to write about their role model. Enjoy their responses, below.[/font]
Lorna, Grade 4
Tomorrow I would like to have a goal which is I want to work hard in class and I also want to dream about good things that I am the best and I hope my dream will come true.
My goal for the year is to be number one in class and also my goal is to be the brightest girl and learn more things.
In my life I would like to be a doctor in the future. In my life I would like to be the best doctor in the world. In life I would like to pass my exams and go to the national school. When I grow up I want to be a doctor to help other people from different diseases.

Herenia, Grade 4
To be the cleanest
To understand everything
To come and become the best
YearTo enjoy Christmas
To graduate to the next class
To be the head girl
To be the best woman
To have a master’s degree
To pass all examinations
I’m dreaming to be a chef and a nun because I want to cook for the President. I also want to teach people about God the father.

Eunice, Grade 4
I will be a good girl.
I will be a nice and perfect girl.
I will treat people all over the world.
I will obey.
I will respect.
I will be obedient.
I will be hardworking.
I will be careful with my study.
I will be a doctor.
I will help children.
I will help the needy go to my hospital.
I will have my own property.

Selma, Grade 4
To come to school when I am blessed and early and also not to become sick
To work hard and go to the next class then go on to university
To have a big house and have a nice life and drive my own car with my children
I will become a lawyer to defend everyone.

Role Models:
Velma, 4th Grade
My Role Model
Thursday, 2/14/13
My role model is my mother. Because she teaches me how to do different jobs and my mother is inspiring me of what she does and my mother behaves are so nice. And I wish I could be like my mother because she is a very good mother and she is lovely because I see some mother when they give birth they throw their children but my mother do not like to see someone throwing his or her baby. My mother inspires us in our family and why I like my mother is because she is very polite and humble because she doesn’t like to fight and do all those bad things. So she is my role model.
Joyce, 4th Grade
Role Model
Wednesday, 2/13/13
I was at home watching television when my father was sleeping. He woke up and sat on a chair. He started making fun of me. Then he told me that you were talking or advicing someone you should speak confidently and fluently. The words stuck on my mind. I told him that my dream was that people to vote wisely and peacefuly. After that I asked my father that, why do people like fighting during elections? He told me, “Because sometimes people get corrupted and some steal the voting cards.” I was quiet for a moment then I asked my father, “what causes the corruption?” He just kept quiet and went back to sleep without answering me. My father remained a role model up to date.

Here is also a video from one of the students performing a poem entitled, "My Dream"

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