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Hassan Tuyisenge

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I am 11 years old.  There are five children in my family, and I am the third.  But, it was hard for me to live with my family because they used to beat me.  I could not go to school because my family could not pay my school fees.  I came to live at FIDESCO at the end of November 2011.  I am so thankful for this because I did not want to keep living on the streets.

I loved to dance.  It makes me feel like I am growing stronger and adding more energy to my body.

I am afraid of two things in the world: dogs and the devil.…

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Dieudonnee Tumukunde

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I really like coming here to dance everyday. I am so happy when I go back to my home, FIDESCO, afterwards. I forget all my personal problems. Now, my challenge in life is paying my school fees – for me and my younger brothers.…

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Claude Manishimwe

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I am 13 years old.  I have lived at FIDESCO for three months.  I have one younger sister.  Her name is Musabyimana.  I love my mother and my father, but my parents are divorced.  But, actually, I don’t know my father.  That used to make me sad, but my mother taught me to accept that as “life.”

I love dance, God, praying, learning and eating!

If I had $30 USD, I would be able to go back to school because I could pay my school fees and buy a pair of shoes.

In the future, I would like to be known as a person who cares for other people – a good person. …

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