Rosemary Haireka, 14 years old, grade 8
What is your tribe/mother tongue?
I am not very fluent in my mother tongue. I usually speak English. I am a Kavango.
What is your favourite thing about school?
My favourite thing about school is that I always learn something new each day, therefore I gain knowledge and wisdom.
Who lives with you at your house? What are some of the chores you have to do at home?
I live with my aunt, uncle and four cousins. I usually cook, wash the dishes and sweep the floor.
What would you like people in America to know about your country, Namibia?
Namibia is a very beautiful country that has a very rich cultural background. It is also very friendly and welcoming.
What are some of your goals and dreams? What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to be a very independent and successful woman. I would like to be a chartered accountant.
What is your favourite thing about your culture and Namibia?
I love that a person with a very different background can feel at home in Namibia. In my culture, we are very disciplined people. That is something I really like about it.
Who is your hero and why?
My mother is my hero because she does all her best to provide my sister and I. She gives us a better life than she had herself. She struggled in life to be the successful woman that she is now. I cannot wait to attain all my aspirations in life so that I can take care of my mom and pamper her as well.