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"As someone who became a political refugee at the age of 15, I can testify that there’s nothing more dehumanizing than to be called a ...“refugee”. You become a “number”, a charge and a burden to many, as if you are the one who chose your predicament. I remember when I was waiting at the UN office, they would give us these blue cards with numbers, mine happens to always be “Blue 7”, and they would call our numbers out; to them I was just another number. This season of my life took a profound toll on my self-esteem. I dropped out of high school because I could not afford school fees and right there: I stopped dreaming and I began to expect less from life. By the grace of God, I was able to come to Canada. At the time school was not something in which I envisioned I would succeed; having gone 3 years without being enrolled. I took a chance and went back to school. When I received my first assignment, I had already set my mind for failure, but I did my best; studied night and day and ended up getting an A+. This became my defining moment; I came to the realization that I had to believe in myself or let what I had gone through define me; in terms of my achievements that A+ was just the beginning. In less than a year, I finished my high school with straight A’s, and later went on to attend one of Canada’s best universities. Nevertheless, I should have focused on my dreams and goals instead of giving up on myself and my future. That’s why after many years of hesitation, I have decided to "Jump" and start a foundation which will be ensuring quality education for young refugees around the globe from 6 to 25 years old, by providing school supplies and other means necessary. I intend to carry a message of hope when I go visit these young refugees. They must know that what they are going through is just temporary and they must refuse, as I did, to be defined by their present or past circumstances. Make a difference by joining this noble cause that will empower young refugees through quality education. -We are the world, we are the children, we are the ones who make a brighter day so let's start giving; There's a choice we're making, we’re saving our own lives, It's true we'll make a better day Just you and me”- Mj God bless you all." -Kamanzi #ArefugeeisNotANumber

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