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Giving voice to displaced children and young people.

It was in the evening when I was interviewing my friend at school. His name is Josue. We were seated outside on the desk near our class. My friend Josue was wearing green T-shirt, grey trousers and black shoes. I interviewed him about his job.

He is a porter. He told me that he wakes up every morning at exactly 7:00am and goes to work until 8:00pm. I asked him if he usually had a break; he replied: “I always have a short break from 11:00am to 2:00pm then I get back to work until 8:00pm.” He also told me that his average income per day is UGX 5000. He said again that he doesn’t love the job because it’s too hard for him and he usually faces many challenges.

He said that sometimes he is forced to spend all his money to repair his bicycle when it gets mechanical problems. The spoiling of his jerry cans also is one of his challenges. These were the two main challenges he usually faces and they make his job too hard. He said also that there are some risks he faces when doing his work, especially road accidents and sickness because of carrying many things at once and others.

But above all these challenges, Josue said that when he does his job, he learns hard work and he said that for him hard works leads to success. I really appreciated his courage and hard work.

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