Meriam Mpande, 16 years old
What is your tribe/mother tongue?
What is your favourite thing about school?
There are many reasons why I love school but I most enjoy learning something new everyday.
Who lives with you at your house? What are some of the chores you have to do at home?
I live with my parents and my chores are cleaning the house, cooking, helping my mum with chores and looking after my younger siblings.
What would you like people in America to know about your country, Namibia?
That Namibia is not just some developing country, it is a country that is working very hard to earn its development.
What are some of your goals and dreams? What do you want to be when you grow up?
A doctor, but not just any ordinary doctor. I want to do something with my life. I want to travel the world, help the poor because when I get old I want to look back and say I made a change in people’s lives.
What is your favourite thing about your culture and Namibia?
Freedom, because I know that some kids in other parts of the world don’t have what we have, and I think we should be thankful for that.
Who is your hero and why?
My mom because she is the person who gave me life.