â€œEveryone who can speak can sing. Making music has helped me so much during my life: I even got sponsorships for singing in school, which made my parents tremendously proud. I studied journalism and was hoping to get a job as a radio or TV news presenter in Uganda. Thinking about home is very hurtful and I donâ€™t want to talk about why I have decided to leave the country. There are a lot of issues in Uganda and people were threatening me. But I am a very positive person and only try to think about good things.
There are thousands of people here in the refugee camp of Traiskirchen, but I am okay with that. Every single one is a human being and you canâ€™t just leave someone out. It is better than staying in our home countries, so why should I complain? The happiest moment of my life was when my daughter Tracy was born. I was seventeen and a friend was with me, holding my hand. Afterwards, somebody handed the tiny baby to me and I was finally able to hold my daughter gently in my arms.
I miss my family so much and I donâ€™t know when I will see them again. At least I know that my two kids have nice grandparents who take good care of them. In the refugee camp, Iâ€™ve met three nice people from Uganda and when we spend time together, it almost feels like having a family. My best friend here will teach me how to swim some day. Sometimes, I sing for her in the camp.â€