Name: Nigusu Abrha
Nigusu is a young boy who is originally from the northern part of Ethiopia, Wello region. He was born in a place called kobbo and he lived with his mother and siblings, until he came to Addis Ababa to live with his uncle. While he was in Addis Ababa Nigusu’s uncle had the chance to go to the USA. So he gave Nigusu to his friend to look after him as a guardian. During his stay here, Nigusu did not feel comfortable due to a repeated and continuous disagreement with the family. So they had to give him to an institution where children are kept for a while until they can be found for a potential caregiver.
So finally he was found an organization, Hold My Hand, who could provide care. Nigusu is now attending school and has continued from where he dropped out, 4th grade. He is also provided with different material and psychological support, whereby he can focus on his education and a better future life.
Nigusu is now on a state where he does not want to go back to wello to his mother. He wants to attend school in Addis Ababa. Therefore, taking his decision to account, Hold My Hand has agreed to let him stay and provide Nigusu with his needs until he is willing to go back.
Get to know Nigusu
- What is your favorite subject in school and why?
Science, Amharic, Maths, because they are easier to understand than the other subjects.
- What do you wish to be when you grow up?
- What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?
- What is your favorite food?
Lentil, Shiro wot
- Who is your role model? Who do you wish to be like and why?
Mikiyas, because he has thought me to be a good help for others in need.
- Favorite thing to watch on TV?
I like watching soccer games.
- If you could be any animal what would it be and why?
- What is your favorite color?
- What is your favorite song?
Misgana kiber (by Agegnehu Yideg)
- If you had all the power in the world to do whatever you wanted for 12 hours, what would you do?
I would serve God by praying for healing for so many people as possible.
- If you could give advice to other street children your age, what would you say to them?
I would tell them to think about their future and do what they can to have a better future.