15-year-old Fatuma* was born in Mombasa Kenya after her family fled from Somalia due to conflict. They returned to Somalia last year. She has 3 brothers and 5 sisters.
During her stay in Kenya, their home was very near an airport. During her free time, Fatuma used to watch aeroplanes taking off and landing. Fartun said, “ever since I was young, I used to dream of becoming a pilot”.
However, Fatuma's family doesn't have very much money, and she worries that they may not be able to financially support her to reach her dreams. As such, Fatuma appreciates Concern’s continued support of her education. She is happy to be given educational materials such as exercise books, pen, hygiene kits, and sanitary pads. Fartun hopes to perform well in her studies and benefit from scholarship opportunities that government awards to children who perform well in their exams.
When asked why she wanted to be a Pilot, Fartun said, “I want to travel all over the world and take people to see the world too.”
*names changed to protect the identity of the individual