#3 Interviews

I have talked to my English teachers.  The first one is Susan Heston-Simpson, and the next one is Johanna Shaw-Daniel.

I began to explore this subject without much information. This interview added to what I thought I knew and I’m glad I learned more because now I have a pretty clear idea about what I want to do in What’s the story.  Before talking to my teachers, I spoke to someone else and he gave me information on the subject. I asked him how things were here, and I was shocked to learn that the United States does not have orphanages nowadays. I was shocked because in the country where I come from, we have several orphanages all over the country, and I understood that this big difference comes from the fact that the government of my country does not take care of everything like he should. In the United States, on the other hand, everything is taken care of by the government and this is one of the reasons why the US no longer has orphanages run by people. The government takes care of almost everything, and it is so great that many people do not realize it. In the country where I come from, the government is unable to take care of the orphans, and men like you and we have to do this work for them, which is why we have all these orphanages.

When I spoke to my teachers, they told me the same thing, and gave me a better idea of what I can do in What’s the story. They both told me about a program called “Big Brothers Big Sisters”. They have given me some ideas about this program and I am excited to participate in this program through What’s the story. I like to bring something positive in people’s lives. I like to positively influence people so that one day they will say to themselves, “I met Bernice and she changed something in me.” I will say that this is part of my daily goals. : )!

Bernice K.

Bernice Kabengele

5 Responses to “#3 Interviews

  • I am so glad that you continue to be passionate about the plight of children who lack strong and positive adult influences in their lives, Bernice. The difference between how your birth country deals with children whose parents are absent and the situation in the United States doesn’t diminish that all kids still need to know that they are safe, loved and important.
    Big Brothers and Sisters can be wonderful mentors. Are there enough of them? Do they provide the sustained support that small people need over time? What else can we do to shine a spotlight on neglected youth in our communities?
    Do you think there is more that we in the U.S. can do to support children in countries that don’t have the resources to care for orphaned youth?
    There are many ways you can go with this idea. Keep pushing through to the path that most appeals to you!

  • Hi Kate, I do think that there is more than the US can do to support children in need in other countries. Thank you so much for your comment, I’ll do my best to answer those questions above.

  • Lindsay Beer
    2 years ago

    Hi Bernice!
    It sounds like you have a plan set up for your time with What’s the Story! That’s great! It is awesome that you are talking to people already too. Continue with this great work!
    I was also a little surprised about the orphanages and it appears you want to support orphaned children in any way possible. I can’t wait to see where this process takes you!
    -Lindsay

  • I love how you were able to create a strong goal from this idea. It’s awesome that you found a program that you can use to help too. It sounds like you got some good feedback from your teachers, and I can’t wait to see what you might do with it!

  • Hi Bernice.
    Its great that you learned so much and especially that you learned about a new program. That sounds so great and I can’t wait to see what you do with this!

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