Saturday, October 8, 2011
Some of my fellow volunteers are putting together a week long leadership development training for teenage boys called Camp BUILD- Boys of Uganda In Leadership Development. I was able to recruit kids from my area for the program, this is one of the applications I got back.
Name: Ojok Ronald
School: Ngai Secondary School
Class: S2 (Sophomore)
Date of Birth: 1996
Camp BUILD Uganda United States Peace Corps Essay Questions
Name one change you would like to make in your life.
I would like to change my life to a better one by advising people in my areas to cooperate between themselves.
Just to create friendship between the people in the community.
Name one change you would like to make in your community.
I would encourage the people in the community to study hard to make the community see how good education is so that some people that had not yet studied see from them.
To help the community to become better medical personnel ie. doctors and even teachers as a result of education.
Name one change you would like to make in Uganda.
One change that I would like to make in Uganda is that I will advise the President of Uganda to reduce the cost of commodities eg. sugar, soap.
Just to make the cost of commodities easy so that orphans can also afford them.
If you had a ten year-old brother, what advise would you offer on how to become a respected leader of his community in Uganda?
I would advise him to work hard so that in future he becomes a respected leader and even advising him to be smart, that is to say he should bath and wash his clothes and he should be exemplary to the citizens. He should also help the community with social services.
What are three goals you have for your future?
- I would like to study and become a musician.
- I would like to be a teacher.
- I would like to be a Member of Parliament.
How do you think Camp BUILD will help you to reach your goals?
I think Camp BUILD will encourage me to be exemplary to others.
I think Camp BUILD will help me to be well known for the high standard that I have studied.
I think Camp BUILD will motivate me.
I think Camp BUILD will help me to achieve.
I think Camp BUILD will bring cooperation.
I think Camp BUILD will help me to pay some taxes.
Naturally I choose Ronald as one of the kids who will be attending BUILD. So off the mark but so cute. He’s incredibly sweet, extremely excited, and will get a lot out of the experience. That being said, his application has cracked me up every time I’ve looked at it.