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My Typical Day in Kabeza

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In the downturn of Kabeza where I stay with mum, all seems relatively prosperous. But that is only because what you see is green hills and a beautiful sky over your head. In the evening when I come back home from school , apart from the sun shining over hills and banana trees, I always see children gathering water into large plastic jugs from open taps that spill into drains. That's when i realize that Kabeza is semi detached from the city. The further down the hill you go, the rougher the terrain, and the more dense and crude the housing. The road leading down the hill where our home is located seems more or less crest of a broad hill, or it is at least elevated because about every 200 metres, there are roads that lead, from which other roads and paths twist and turn and all of is inhabited with all manner of dwelling. It is exotic!

My typical day in Kabeza is very uptight as long as I go to school. Usually, I get up early at 5:30. It is important to set my Nokia's alarm as i try to be strict on my timeline. I then jump out of my warm bed and have a cold cleaning up to freshen myself. After a quick bath and all the girly preparations, I have a few minutes of praying before dressing up for school.

It is  very rare to have breakfast in the morning. It is not my thing. It usually takes me 20 minutes or so to get to school. We are required to arrive at 7:30 as the 1st lesson is at 8:00.


At school, there are  short breaks and a lunch break throughout the day. The short breaks are great times for me to chit chat and having a laugh with my best friends Raissa and Nusra. I need to confess about the school food. I don't like the lunch at school at all. It is tasteless and half cooked. It is not an ideal food for me as i have to go to the gym twice a week before going home from school. You need energy to be able to work out for an hour after a long day at school. So i usually take a lunch box when i know it is a fitness day.

Fridays and Sundays are special days for me

The Angels Choir At Regina Pacis Church
The Angels Choir At Regina Pacis Church.

Of course I go to school as usual on Friday but it is the last day of the school week meaning i do not need to go to bed early. I have dedicated my friday evening to my Dad who currently lives very far away from me. We normally chat or talk for hours and he seems to enjoy it as much as I do. Sunday is special to me as I go to Regina Pacis Church for my morning prayers. As a choir's member you can imagine how popular i am with everyone at church. I and other members of the choir are good friends and being among them gives me a great feeling. For us at Angels choir, going to church and singing to praise the Lord are not enough if you do not match them with good actions. That's what God expects from us, helping people in need. This is why all choir's members have to meet up at Kigali hospital after Sunday service to visit patients and pray for them. Everyone is free to join as we meet at the main gate at 14:00. You don't need to be of the same faith as us. Nusra I mentioned above is Muslim and she always comes with me.

Since all Schools, churches, mosquee, boutiques and cinemas are located at an uphill centre known as Giporoso, right on the main road leading to the city's Airport, when I go down the hill i say bye bye to the modern life at least for a night.

The Saturday is probably the day I do and worry less as i spend all day listening to music. I listen to Keri Hilson's songs, over and over again while I maybe helping my mum in the kitchen or revising my notes, mainly in math and physics my favorite subjects.

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Aline Joyce Berabose is a keen reader and writer. She writes about issues related to youth and peace building. At 17, she has developed interest in blogging and global issues at early age. One of the brightest scholars in science, Multilingual and good communicator, Aline Joyce is involved in several activities including volunteering and debating.