Yusuf is 7 years old and he goes to “Favour Nursery and Primary” school in Soroti. This year he was able to graduate and was promoted to “Primary” one class. Yusuf is doing well in school despite the many challenges they are facing as a family. Yusuf leaves for school in the morning at 7 am and returns home at 5 pm in the evening. He has his meals at school then they have afternoon and evening lessons. Yusuf’s best subjects are Math, English, Science and Social studies.
Yusuf likes playing football, rolling car tires around the compound, bicycle riding, climbing trees looking for fruits like mangoes and oranges, and helping with the project goats tying them in the field so that they are able to eat grass.
Yusuf in front of his school
Yusuf wants to become a Doctor and when he is asked why he wants to become a doctor, he says so that he may treat his mother. Yusuf’s mother is sickly and whenever she falls very sick Yusuf stays home to look after her. I have advised Jane, Yusuf’s mother not to let him stay at home when other children are going to school because this will make him fail his exams.