Queen: “I’m happy when I receive good marks at school”

Queen lives in Burundi, in East Africa. She lives in Kanyosha, a commune of Bujumbura Rural Province.
Queen is 9 years old and sent me a letter in Kirundi, the language of Burundi.

She writes:

My name is Queen Sara Ingabire. I am 9 years old and I go to the third grade of primary school.
1. I’m happy when I receive good marks at school.
2. I’m happy when I get new clothes and new shoes. I also love to go to celebrations.
3. I’m happy when my Mum cooks meat.
4. I also love when I go to church and when I sing “Wera wera Adonayi Ushizwe Hejuru”.
5. I’m happy when I take a ride in the car.

Hi Queen, thanks a lot for your nice letter! I like the things that make you happy. 🙂 I hope that you will always have fun learning and receive good marks at school! It’s great that you like to go to church and to sing there. I would love to hear “Wera wera Adonayi Ushizwe Hejuru”. And I also hope that you can often enjoy going to celebrations and get nice new clothes and shoes.
Sending lots of love, Karina.

And thank you to the organisation Burundikids e.V. for sending me Queen’s letter together with a translation from Kirundi. All the best for your work! ❤

Ange Lynzi: “I love people who make me laugh”

Ange Lynzi is 15 years old. She lives in Burundi. Burundi is a country in East Africa. Ange Lynzi lives in Kanyosha, a commune of Bujumbura Rural Province in Burundi.
Ange Lynzi wrote a letter in Kirundi, the language of Burundi.

Her letter says:

That which I love first of all is listening to music. And I also love singing very much. I also love to dress with style, and I love Android more than anything. I also love people who make me laugh, those who are called comedians. I also love to draw flowers, I love to go for a walk and I love to study. I also love when we are all together at the Foundation Stamm.

Dear Ange Lynzi, thank you so much for your beautiful letter! I also love listening to music. And I like drawing, too. 🙂 It’s wonderful to read how colourful you describe all the things you love. It’s a beautiful mixture of different things. I hope that you will always have fun expressing your creativity with your personal style, that you will always be surrounded by people you love and that you will laugh a lot.
Big hug, Karina.

And I want to thank the organisation Burundikids e.V. that supports children in Burundi, together with the Foundation Stamm Ange Lynzi writes about. They sent me Ange Lynzi’s letter together with a translation from Kirundi. Thanks a lot, and all the best for your work! ❤