"I want to become Leonel Messi"
Tusenge, 8, is a young football player in Mtendeli camp. His name Tusenge means ‘Let us pray’. He likes to play football. He uses every available opportunity to hone his dribbling and juggling skills. The ball is made from plastic papers tied together with nylon ropes and clothes. He admires international football icon Lionel Messi. “I want to become highly skilled like Leonel Messi,” he says. He practices football at least three times a day.
However, Tusenge lacks an opportunity to go to school. He lacks learning materials and shoes that can enable him to attend classes at the nearby school. His parents cannot afford these materials.
NRC Photo: Ingrid Prestetun