“What’s your name?”
“How old are you?”
I met a little boy who always comes to the State Elections High Committee Office to clean and shine the shoes of every gentleman who is visiting the office that day.
The little boy’s full name is Garuij Lul, he’s from Nuer tribe. His age is eight (not ten as he told me earlier) and he is in the second grade of Qiyada Elementary School in Malakal.
Garuij has two brothers and three sisters, some of them live in the village called, Lou. As for Garuij and the rest of his brothers and sisters are living with their parents in Malakal.
Garuij works as a shoe cleaner and shiner everyday after he came back from his school and he is doing this to help his parents to support his school tuition. He got 50 piesta (25 cents) for every pair of shoes he cleaned.
He may not earn much but his courage and struggle to keep on study will bring him forward to get whatever he is dreaming of!