Life in a refugee camp is not easy, especially for those who don’t have their parents. Those who lost their parents include me and my brother, Steve. We lost our parents but we were trying so hard not to think about what happened back there because there is nothing we can do to bring them back. We gave everything to the hand of God. Only He knows what happened to my family.
When my parents were killed, I was the only one that took care of my brother. My brother depends on me. When we went to the refugee camp in Ethiopia there was a school but I didn’t get a chance to go to school because I was so busy taking care of my brother.
I thank God for the Government of Canada for bringing me and my brother. I always pray to God for the Government of Canada to help people back there in Sudan. Even though we still have problems here in Canada finding jobs because of language problems and skills and job experience, still we can make it step by step.
I have never been at school all my life. The first time was when I arrived in Halifax. I went to English as a Second Language. I practiced my English there. But I didn’t finish the course. When I heard about the Bloomfield Centre Program I came to practice my English and do Math and go on to do upgrading to go to university. Actually my dream is to do upgrading and to go to university. This is my dream.