They say they have no soap to wash their school uniforms, they have no money for schoolbooks, they have no food to eat; they cannot go to school in dirty clothes, with no books and no food in their bellies.
This is what most scavengers of a school-going age at dumpsites will tell you to justify their absence from school. Initiatives have been made to get these children back in school and progress has been made through their identification and raising awareness.
But maybe there is another way to look at the problem; maybe it’s not just about removing the children from the dumpsite; what if we could remove the dumpsite from the children?
My name is Edith Malemba, I am 18 years old and currently live in Bunda on the outskirts of Lilongwe, the capital city of Malawi. I am a third year student at the Lilongwe University of…
Well.. hi there. I found out about my roommates blog and thought I should introduce myself. I’ve been living with my roommate for almost 2 years now. It wasn’t easy at first. We didn’t know how to accommodate to each others needs, and I was constantly asking KD to shut the curtains and they were constantly ignoring me. When KD saw how much my spirit had begun to wilt though they gave me my own curtain! It’s lovely and warm and lets in just the right amount of light for me.
Now KD gets me and totally gives me my own space because they know how important my personal bubble is to me. We have almost completely compatible sleep schedules too! KD doesn’t like to stay up too late and loves the be up with the sun (although they don’t get up quite as early as I would like). They’re also very cheerful but spend far too much time on the internet in my opinion, we still often watch the big Pigeons on the flat roof together when they can drag themselves away from the screen. The Pigeons are our hilarious neighbors, although I wonder if they’re aware that we can see them when they take baths and if we should tell them.
Overall it’s not bad living together. KD knows how I like to take my drinks and is constantly introducing me to new people. They even let me have my own pet! We named it Cat. Cat the spider. KD even did this wonderful portrait of me! I wonder if I can share it?
That’s all for now! I hope you all have perfectly lighted days!
Hello me, welcome to WordPress! I hope you’re feeling chatty.
I sure am! But instead of a topic opening, will you accept this example of my creative drive?
*cough* Ignore the lemons *cough*. This is my itty little coin purse I finished up today. It’s so cute! I made it from the cut offs from a pair of jeans made out of some slightly stretchy material. I hand sewed and cut the whole thing! I hope you like the button, I’ve been saving it for something special. And look!
What a pretty floral lining! *gasp* And it has…
…Multiple pockets! I’m so proud of myself. I never would have had the confidence to go through with this sort of project this time last year! And now look at me. I’m hunting for jobs, I can make telephone calls and make adorable purses! I’m practically a fully functional adult. I even phoned the dentists today.
Now if only I knew how to buy a replacement phone…