My parents used to fight a lot. My mother is very ill, so I had to sell labour by picking meat out of crabs and collecting snails to help my father support my family.
I have always wanted to be strong and healthy like my other friends. I wanted to study better like other lower secondary school students.
My classmates used to call me a fatherless daughter and an HIV/AIDS affected family. They never allowed me to sit next to them.
I came into this world inside a brick factory. I have had to work since I was very young to help my parents.
“I am very happy now. My grandmother and my aunt help take care of my brother when I go to school. My father has stopped drinking and works to buy me food to eat."
Mr. Lux now encourages children to report on their issues of abuse, domestic violence, dropouts, bullying and the drinking problems of their parents.
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