In 2016, I dropped out of school when I was in Senior three studying at Lugazi High School because I couldn’t keep up with paying my school fees anymore. My mother who was the only parent taking care of me and my siblings passed on in 2013 and that is when my trouble started. To be able to continue with my studies I sold rolled sim-sim and roasted groundnuts on the streets, but in 2016, I couldn’t carry on anymore, so I dropped out of school. After that, I started selling charcoal by the roadside for a living, but that too was very difficult and you cannot make money if you don’t sell in large quantity so right now I do anything to make me survive and that is how I am also able to provide for my younger siblings sometimes.
A story of Pamela (Not real name)