My name is Museka Kiputa and I am originally from the Congo. I grew up in with my aunt and uncle in the Meheba refugee camp as my parents sadly passed away. My dad died trying to escape the war in the Congo and my mum passed away after my birth. Life at the camp was very hard as we had to build our own houses and find our own source of income. It was difficult for my aunt and uncle to pay my school fees. Luckily in 2011 I was selected by PestalozziWorld and I came to the Zambian Village in 2012.
At PestalozziWorld, I have received a ‘head, heart and hands’ education which has helped me with my academic studies and has taught me skills such as knitting and beadwork. I have developed my talents in singing, dancing and basketball. I have also been involved with social work, helping those who need support in the community. PestalozziWorld has changed my life and has given me support and love. I now have the courage to follow my dreams of becoming a lawyer and I have learnt that it does not matter where you come from, we all have the ability to realise our dreams!